The importance of personality matching for in-home aged care
As we get older, more and more Australians want to continue living independently in their own homes. Choosing in-home aged care also means having professional caregivers come into your own home, which can take some getting used to.
Choosing the right caregiver for you is essential to help you feel comfortable while you're receiving care. You should feel like you can trust your caregiver and get along with them on a personal level.
At Absolute Care & Health, we go to the effort of getting to know you and your preferences so we can match you with caregivers who suit you. It's part of what we do to provide the best quality of care for our clients.
What is personality matching?
By getting to know you and your preferences, we can pair you caregivers who we think you will get along well with. Feeling comfortable and supported is one of the most important parts of in-home aged care, and choosing the right caregiver will go a long way to achieving this.
Personality matching involves a lot of considerations, including:
- Would you prefer someone who you can have a friendly chat with or someone who can work unobtrusively?
- Are you looking for someone who can participate with you in activities, or events you enjoy such as taking you to football matches or accompanying you to theatre productions?
- Are you more comfortable with a male or female caregiver?
- Do you have any specific preferences or concerns?
The benefits of personality matching
The benefits of choosing the right caregiver go beyond just getting along with them. Having the right caregiver can help improve the overall quality of your care. The benefits of personality matching include:
We have a lot of experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Our caregivers always respect the cultural and religious practices of our clients, and we can help you participate in any community or cultural events that are important to you.
In many cases, we may be able to match you with a caregiver who can speak your native language. Just like our clients, many of our caregivers come from diverse backgrounds and are happy to speak to you in whichever language you prefer.
Among our many multilingual caregivers, we have team members who speak:
At Absolute Care & Health, we want to help everyone enjoy a safe and happy lifestyle in their older years, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. All our caregivers are aware of LGBTQ+ issues and treat our LGBTQ+ clients with the dignity and respect they deserve.
In-home aged care services
We provide a full range of in-home aged care services. Whether you need a lot of support or just a bit of help around the house occasionally, we can help you live comfortably and independently at home.
Our in-home aged care services include:
- Nursing care
- Personal care
- After hospital care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- 24 hour care
- Dementia care
- Domestic support
By getting to know you and your preferences, we can develop a care plan with you which prioritises your lifestyle goals. With a caregiver matched to your preferences and a care plan tailored to you; we can give you the support you need.
Discover the Absolute Care & Health difference
At Absolute Care & Health, we are a leading provider of in-home care services in Melbourne. Our team is passionate about helping our clients experience their best lifestyle. No matter what it is that's important to you, we can provide the support you need to make the most of it.
We get to know you and your unique needs and preferences, so we can work together to help you achieve your lifestyle goals. Our team of caregivers is highly experienced, and we all share the passion for truly caring for others. We treat all our clients with dignity, care, and respect.
Absolute Care & Health on 20 February 2020
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