5 Exclusive Tips for Hiring a Foreign Domestic Caregiver for Elderly Care

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Caretaker services in Singapore are going through a pretty bad phase; people prefer to stay with their aged parents or let them stay alone but not in the presence of a caregiver.

A house full of older people wants to have a full-time maid who can assist them in various day-to-day chores.

Hiring a maid in Singapore is as much difficult as choosing a real stone from the rocks. A lot of complications arise that should be discussed through communication, spreading awareness, and trusting each other.

Let’s discuss the 5 exclusive tips to make this system function better:

1. Having relevant experience

A person who has some background knowledge of relevant job can do it properly with minimum instructions because experience makes a man perfect.

It is grateful if your maid is experienced because she better knows about the ways to tackle a difficult situation without disturbing others.

Experience matters a lot because it trains a person for working well under stress and pressure.

For instance, an experienced maid would easy move an elder from a bed to a wheelchair without asking for help from others.

2. Moral and ethical properties

More and less a person with good ethics and manners wins the game most of the time than a skilled and a rude person.

Our maid agency helps you in finding out a maid who has splendid personal qualities, especially patience and trust.

A challenging situation is: how can we judge personal qualities in a maid? We can overcome this problem by interviewing them, judging their way of communication, and reviewing their previous certificates.

Ask her couple of relevant questions and give her different scenarios and see how she would cope with all the possible situations.

Remember, an older person could be sentimental at times and can resemble a child at the other place. So a maid should have enough patience to handle a sudden shift in the behavior of elders, which is the fundamental property of being a professional caregiver.

3. See your elder’s reaction

We can’t estimate the correctness or faultiness in one meeting. We, humans, require months to observe things closely.

Hire them and let them stay with your elder and observe how she take care of your beloved ones and what the reaction of your elders is.

Are they satisfied and happy with her services, support, and presence? Some people don’t tolerate the presence of a foreign maid in their house who’s totally out of your culture, religion, and traditions.

There could be a possibility that she is doing her job great, but your parents are not feeling comfortable in her presence.

4. Ask expectations

In the first meeting, try to ask her expectations. In which environment she would like to work and what things are required to boost up her energy, which may keep her energetic and motivated.

In the end, inform them about your elder’s habits and nature in detail so that she avoids getting into that situation deeply.

5. First aid kit knowledge

Elders’ skin becomes less elastic with time, and the chances of getting severe wounds and scratches become increase.

Their reflexes and senses become slower, which makes it tough for them to avoid getting hurt. At this place, first-aid kit knowledge and proper skills could help.

While hiring a foreign domestic caregiver to ask for this skill set, if she can attend unexpected wounds. Having good first-aid skills is necessary to determine if your elderly is in safe hands.

Our company, Homekeeper, takes care of your family and providing you an opportunity to hire a professional, experienced and trustworthy foreign domestic helper either for your elder or children.

So wait no more, and get in touch with us today!

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About the Author

Linda Seh has over 20 years of experience in the Employment industry. She takes the time to thoroughly interview each family and helper to understand their requirements, personalities, and preferences. Her intuition and insight has helped her make placements that result in lasting, harmonious working relationships. Linda now leverages this expertise and experience to simplify your search and ensure you find the ideal and qualified helper to become a valued member of your family.