Cooking, laughter and sharing time together as a Carer

Prestige Inhome Care’s own Sia knows that not everyone opens up immediately.

In the care industry, there is a familiarity that needs to be built. Effort needs to be made. Good carers understand that in order to create genuine connections and comfortability, patience and care is required.

Sia knows that it is something that comes overtime and cannot be forced.

What it takes to truly connect

“At the start, for some clients, it is the first time of having a carer,” said Sia. “They don’t feel comfortable because they don’t know you. So, you have to make them feel confident and comfortable with you.”

A vibrant personality with an infectious smile, Sia has her own thoughts on what it takes to connect.

“You have to be happy and smiling. Offer a few things and go back again and do the same thing until they get comfortable with you.”

Sia’s life before Prestige

Prior to Prestige Inhome Care, Sia was working in a nursing home. There was not enough time to spend connecting, however at Prestige Inhome Care, sharing time together is at the heart of the relationship.

“Sometimes we go to coffee shops after shopping or maybe go to appointments. Doctors. If we have time we always go for a coffee. It’s so nice.”

 

“…Sia was working in a nursing home. There was not enough time to spend connecting, however at Prestige Inhome Care, sharing time together is at the heart of the relationship.” 

 

At home and at work, Sia loves cooking.  “A lot of my clients say I should open up a café,” laughs Sia.

Whether it’s vegetables or meat, chicken or whatever is in the fridge, Sia says she can make a dish.

“It makes me feel 100%. So good. I’ll go have a run down day then I will go to do a cooking shift and they have that smile on their face. Means the world. I love it.”

Caring came naturally for Sia, having cared for her own two Grandmothers.

“I said, I want to keep doing this. You know I love to look after people and make them happy and do what they can’t do themselves. They did it for us, now we do it for them.”

Learn more about Sia’s story here.

 

Prestige Inhome Care provides support and care services to help you or your loved one stay in the comfort of your own home. Prestige Inhome Care services in Greater Melbourne, Mornington and Geelong include Home Care Packages, 24 Hour Care and Nursing, Personal Care, Domestic Care and Home Help, Nursing, Aged Care, Private Care, Respite Care, Post Hospital Support, Palliative Care, Disability Care and NDIS, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Case Management, Veterans’ Home Care, Consumer Directed Care and Home and Garden Maintenance.

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