Edmonton Senior Home Care | August 15, 2023
Comfort Keepers Find Joy | Our staff comes from many different walks of life, each equipped with a special blend of understanding, sympathy, and a passion to make a difference. Caregiving is more than just an occupation for these individuals, it is a mission.
No matter their inspiration, our caregivers are the foundation of our mission. Drawn to caregiving for a variety of reasons, whether through personal experience or simply a deep-seated need for nurturing and empathy, they share a common attribute: the love of making someone else’s life better. Each one is integral to our cause and at the center of all we do.
It takes a family working together to choose the most appropriate option for a loved one’s senior care — to make sure all the senior’s needs and wishes are addressed.
Today, 80 percent of older Canadians prefer to stay at home as they age. This means families are more directly involved than ever in their loved ones’ senior care. So, it is more important than ever for families to be involved in the planning stage together. No single individual can adequately handle the responsibilities of caregiving alone. Certainly not on top of responsibilities at work and with their own families and community involvement.
You may also consider options that match your parent’s unique traits and temperament. For instance, is your parent typically a thinker or a socializer? Thinkers desire space and privacy and prefer independence, reading, and working quietly alone. On the other hand, socializers are energized by people. They enjoy interactions with others and act lonely without regular interaction.
For those gifted with a caring spirit, being a caregiver is much more than just a job – it’s an inspirational calling. We proudly encourage dedicated individuals who strive to make a difference in other people’s lives, as there are many advantages of being a caregiver. Hear what our team of dedicated caregivers have to say about the sense of fulfillment they gain from providing care and support.
“I love making people laugh, and I like it when they make me laugh, too. … The whole thing is rewarding … Knowing I am keeping people healthy and happy and safe.”
— Comfort Keeper caregiver Jan
“To know that they depend on me every day, they know that Juna is coming and Juna is going to make everything ok, I love that feeling … I feel wanted, I know they appreciate what I do, they don’t take me for granted … I enjoy coming back every day … It feels good to help and give.”
— Comfort Keeper caregiver Juna
“When you see their faces, when you see how much they appreciate you … just makes you feel so good … I do it because I believe it is really in my heart to help people.”
— Comfort Keeper caregiver Carol
“I think it is an honour, to give you an opportunity to share … I’ve come to learn a lot from their experiences, and that makes a big difference in my life.”
— Comfort Keeper caregiver Fabrice
“Me being here really helps elevate that spirit … It’s just a rewarding thing that I’m just lucky to have in my life is how I feel about the work that I do for Comfort Keepers.”
— Comfort Keeper caregiver Charlene
“The best part of being a caregiver is, I like to go to work and see the smiles on my client’s faces… my job is flexible … I’ve been a Comfort Keeper for three years, and it’s three years of wonderful memories, and just a wonderful environment to be in.”
— Comfort Keeper caregiverTerrian
“If they’re having a bad day … I try to make them remember something from their family, I’ll take out the photo albums, or we’ll discuss our families and what our kids did when they were younger … I feel appreciated.”
— Comfort Keeper caregiver Linda
It takes a unique person to be a caregiver—someone with the empathy and concern for others that is necessary to work with seniors and make a difference in their lives.
Comfort Keepers® caregivers have a unique ability to bring joy and fulfillment to their clients, while also bringing contentment to themselves through helping those in need.
Our caregivers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but they all have some things in common, such as:
As seniors age, they are increasingly wishing for a safe and comfortable lifestyle in their own homes. This has resulted in an ever-growing need for compassionate caregivers.
If you are looking for a job that offers satisfaction through supporting others, the role of a professional caregiver is an option to consider. Working directly with individuals can create gratifying relationships that add joy to their lives and yours. Plus, the hours can be quite flexible.
At Comfort Keepers™ we are devoted to both our caregivers and clients. We strive to offer the best possible service, providing our care providers with sound instruction, required supplies, and helpful advice. Knowing that a supportive atmosphere leads to improved care for clients, we endeavour to make sure our caregivers have a positive experience.
Do you derive satisfaction from helping people, building relationships, and having a positive effect? Then it’s time to delve deeper and find out more about our caregiver roles!
If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home.
Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).
What’s more, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs.
Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.