Meet Jose - Caregiver of the month for July 2018
"The most rewarding thing about being a caregiver
is the feeling when you have made a difference in someone’s life."
Jose returned to caregiving after decades away as he wanted to do something meaningful again. Having worked as a nurse he has worked with a variety of clients including individuals with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, paralysis, cancer, heart disease, dementia and stroke. Jose speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Jose was chosen as our caregiver of the month because he has received excellent feedback from all of his different clients. Our Care Managers speak of his relentless work ethic, flexibility and his commitment to truly making a difference in the lives of our clients.
Jose has extensive experience caring for clients with memory diseases. The majority of dementia clients are afflicted with a wide range of behavioral disturbances, such as verbal or physical aggression, depression, hallucinations, anxiety and disinhibition and according to his experiences, Jose says it may be difficult to engage with these clients at first.
This requires great social and psychological skills as well as the caregivers knowledge and understanding of these situations. His advice for all caregivers and family members is to try to put yourself in their position, have patience, be confident and stay calm. It is easier to handle these difficult situations when you are prepared and have the necessary skill set. At the end of the day, just use your best judgment and be patient.
The most rewarding times for Jose are when his clients understand that he is there to help, and the ice is broken. ” I know the trust is there when they ask for my help - that is my happiness”.
Sheridan Care is happy to have him on our team and we continually welcome more professionals like him!
related to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
We are committed to providing our clients with the most professional caregivers in the area. In order to ensure this, we look for warm, honest, caring people, and help educate and guide them to become the best caregivers around. Sheridan caregivers are compassionate and love working with the elderly. In our over 18 years of experience providing care, we chose only the people that we would want taking care of our own loved ones.