The most enjoyable parts of being a caregiver

If you’ve been a caregiver for a while now, you would know that the field of caregiving has many benefits.

On the other hand, if you’re someone who is considering starting a career in caregiving, you might be less familiar with the benefits.

Regardless of if you’re new to the field or not, below we’ve compiled some of the most enjoyable parts of being a caregiver. We want to remind caregivers how great their job is. And, we want to let those interested in the field know all that it has to offer.

We invite you to read below to see what The Most Enjoyable Parts of Being a Caregiver are.


Creating a strong relationship with your client

One of the best parts of being a caregiver is the opportunity to create a strong relationship with your client.

The average age of someone you will be caring for is 70 +. With that  said, as people age, their friends and family become more distant to them. This is due to by nature and the life cycle. Because of it, a caregiver can become a really important person in a client's life.

For example the reason many people with caregivers have them is because their family does not have the time or resources to care for them. A lot of them only see family or friends on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.

Because of this, when you become someone’s caregiver, you're becoming the person most close to them. That’s why it can be very enjoyable to become a caregiver. You really get to get to know a new person and give great care to them in their later years.


Getting to help someone

Another great part of being a caregiver is that you get to help someone.

Most people don’t enter the caregiving field simply because they want to make money. People who pick the caregiving field do it because they really care about helping others. It fulfills them.

For example, when you care for an elderly person, not only are you helping them with bathing, eating, etc, you're also their confidant. You become the person that they can turn to for anything.

If they ever feel sad about something, like the death of their friend, you get to be the person to comfort them. They will come to you to help them feel better. There really is no other field where every single day you get to help improve the quality of someone’s life.

If you’re someone thinking about joining the field and you're thinking about how you’d really like to make a difference on someone’s quality of life, this is definitely the right field for you.


Building personal confidence

When you become a caregiver, someone is relying on you a lot to help them with their everyday tasks. With this responsibility, however, comes great reward.

For example, as you get to know your client, you will get to know things like: how they like to be bathed, how they like to get dressed, what they like to wear, what they like to eat, what activities they like to do on a given day, and other things about them.

Once you know these things about your client, you will be able to care for them very well. For example, if you follow the routine that they enjoy and you know how to lead them to enjoy their daily routine, you will find yourself having a new sense of confidence.

When you please your client, they will most of the time really show that appreciation to you, and you will be satisfied with the appreciation they show. This will help build your own self confidence.


Building new skills 

Another great part about being a caregiver is building new skills. When you're a caregiver, your tasks vary depending on the job but can include:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Driving
  • Administering medications
  • Bathing

Whatever the task may be, if it's one newer to you, you will find yourself building new skills.

For example, if you're caring for a client who really wants to eat a certain dish, you will learn to make it. Maybe they want lasagne, but you’ve never made it before. With their help or the help of Google, you can learn how to make it.

When doing this, you might find that you really enjoyed cooking that dish and that it tastes very good to you. Then, you can make it at home for your family or friends.

Caregiving is an excellent way to learn new skills and freshen up on old ones.


All in all:

There are so many great things about being a caregiver, and the longer you're a caregiver, the more things you will find you enjoy about the job. If you're someone new to the field, we assure you that you can look forward to:

  1. Creating a strong relationship with your client
  2. Getting to help someone
  3. Building personal confidence
  4. Building new skills

 We hope this blog helped you figure out what you might like about caregiving or that it reminded you of what you like!

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