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What Makes Someone a Great Caregiver?

What Makes Someone a Great Caregiver?

Some caregivers provide round-the-clock care for another person. Therefore, a great caregiver must have patience, compassion, and empathy.

Although providing care to a loved one can be rewarding, it can also drain you emotionally, mentally, and physically. Caregiver stress can leave you feeling frustrated, exhausted, angry, or sad, so knowing what makes someone a great caregiver can help you successfully perform caregiving tasks.

  • Empathy

A great caregiver has the ability to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, understanding the needs of a person they care for. They can easily detect changes in a person’s mood, energy level, and discomfort they experience.

  • Patience

A good caregiver is flexible and patient, with an excellent understanding of a person’s changes in mood and behavior. They accept that the person they care for can become easily irritated, uncooperative, or in severe pain, flexibly adapting to these transitions.   

  • Reliability

A great caregiver is committed and available to a person they provide care for. They don’t let personal problems affect their work, keeping private matters separate from their job.

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