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Shelter Island Homecare Agency

Around the country, there are millions of people who serve as caregivers. Some caregivers work for home care agencies, others work independently, and others don’t “work” at all, but are family caregivers who pitch in to help loved ones. No matter what type of caregiver a person may be, there are common and important traits that one should possess to perform caregiving duties successfully.

Important Traits Every Caregiver Should Have
  • Patience.  Being patient means understanding that there may be changes in plans, things may not go as quickly as planned, and there may be a little hesitation at times on the part of the person receiving care.
  • Compassion.  When someone has compassion for another they have an understanding of what the person is going through.
  • Attentiveness. It is important when providing home care that the caregiver is attentive to the needs and changes that are taking place. By being attentive, the caregiver, will notice when there are emotional or physical changes in the person he or she is caring for.
  • Dependability. Those who need home care don’t usually just need it sporadically. It is imperative that a caregiver be dependable and show up on time to provide the care that a person needs and is counting on.
  • Trustworthiness.  Caregivers are often in a position that will allow them to have access to the belongings of the person they are caring for. It is crucial that the caregiver be someone who is trustworthy and will not breach that trust by taking advantage of the person they are caring for.
Why SI Homecare?

Home care services are on the rise as more people find that it is an affordable option, and one that allows people needing assistance to stay in the comfort of their own home. Hiring the right caregiver is crucial! So, why SI Homecare?

We give our clients “The Filipino Standard of Care”. With us, you’re not just a number, you are family! Like a member of the family, each client is made comfortable, safe, loved and cared for. The Filipino cultural traditions and values of respecting and regarding elders with high value and self-esteem is highlighted in caring for each client.