Good Caregiver Communication with Family is Essential
The caregiver communication with the family of a senior who requires care services is the second most important part of your caregiver position, the first is the quality care that you provide for the senior.
The family is always curious to know how the care is going on a daily basis, and if the caregiving services are being provided as they were Caregiver originally discussed.
The start a caregiving business kit includes a job description template which is extremely valuable to a family member. These business forms clearly outline the on the job expectations from both the private caregiver and the family members of the senior loved one(s). Having expectations of your job duties in writing does add a level of professionalism, and provides so much comfort for the family.
It is extremely important as the family private caregiver to send regular emails, or call the family member in charge of care from time to time. It is important to update the family on your general observations, or any changes in the senior’s mental or physical state.
Let the family know any of the extra initiatives you have been taking to add value to their loved ones life. Caregiver communication with the family is one of the biggest the key factors in order to maintain a positive and long lasting relationship between you, the family and the senior.
A family member will always appreciate any extra initiative you provide. They need and want reassurance that you are adding value the life of their senior love one(s).