How to Pick a Good Caregiver

There are many aspects of behavior that determine whether or not a caregiver will be successful in the role. Some of the behavioral characteristics that should be present include:

Honesty – A person who is honest tells the truth, does not lie and can be trusted

Patient – A patient person is tolerant, and calm, maintaining self-control even in difficult situations

Caring – A person who is caring tries to understand or feel concern for the client and is interested in the client

Courteous – A courteous person is polite and considerate toward the client, family and others

Dependable – A dependable person is reliable and punctual, keeping all commitments

Sensitive – A sensitive person is highly respective of others wishes and responsive to the needs of the client

Accountable – To act accountable means to take responsibility for your own actions

Conscientious – A person who is conscientious tries to do his best in everything he does and is alert, observant, accurate and responsible

Non-judgmental – To be non-judgmental, a person must put aside their own opinions and see each client as someone who needs their help. They do not judge how the client may act or look

Respectful – Being respectful means seeing value in other people’s individuality, including age, religion, culture, feelings and beliefs, showing consideration of others

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