Compassion Makes All the Difference in Senior Home Care
Published June 13, 2013 by Francesca Robinson, MA in At Home Caregiving
Quality senior home care service can be broken up into major categories like transition care, live-in care, personal care, and companion care. These categories are helpful ways to explain the services we provide. Yet, the categories can’t show who we are. A list of services can’t show the compassion that is fundamental to all of our services. In this sense, what sets us apart is something that goes unsaid. In light of this, I want to take a few moments to talk about compassion, and how it makes up the core of who we are.
Plato once said the following: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” At Preferred Care at Home, we believe that seniors and their families are fighting many battles, some of which can seem incredibly overwhelming at times. Everyday, seniors all around us are fighting to age well, with dignity and independence, facing the challenges of disease, disability, and normal aging head on. Seniors’ families often fight this battle right alongside their loved ones, trying to care for them in the best possible way while loving and managing a family of their own. We understand that this is a hard battle. In fact, that’s why we do what we do. Many of our owners have made career changes in order provide senior home care because they saw a need in their community.
We ensure that this understanding and compassion is present in our caregivers as well. Our caregivers go through a rigorous 7-step screening process. They are experts in providing you or your senior loved one with quality care. Yet, on top of this, we will only provide caregivers that exhibit the compassion and empathy that is so dear to our hearts.
We believe that compassion can’t be taught. You either have it or you don’t. While our list of services is a good way to categorize the care we provide, it fails to fully communicate our understanding of your life and the ‘battle’ that you may be going through. We understand, and we want to be by your side every step of the way because compassion makes all the difference.
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