5 Most Valuable Skills: Flexibility

Flexibility is an important skill for in-home carers, as it allows carers to adapt to the unique needs and preferences of individuals with disabilities.

This skill is particularly important when working with older adults, as the care needs of older adults can change over time, and may require carers to adapt to new situations and circumstances. In this article, we will explore the importance of flexibility in the role of an in-home carer, and discuss strategies for developing this skill.

Happy senior man in sportswear stretching in the park.

According to two studies by the Journal of Gerontological Nursing and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, flexibility is an important skill for in-home carers, as it allows carers to adapt to the changing needs and preferences of older adults and to provide care that is tailored to the unique needs and preferences of older adults.

Flexibility is also important for in-home carers to ensure that care is provided in a way that is responsive to the unique needs and preferences of older adults. This is particularly important when working with older adults, as the care needs of older adults can change over time, and may require carers to adapt to new situations and circumstances.

Concentrated fit senior woman maintaining active lifestyle exercising with group in yoga studio, standing in balancing asana Dandayamna Bharmanasana

To develop flexibility, in-home carers can undertake training and education in topics such as person-centered care, cultural diversity, and end-of-life care. They can also seek out opportunities to work with older adults in a care setting, as this will provide them with the opportunity to develop this skill through practical experience. Additionally, practicing mindfulness and meditation can help in-home carers to develop the flexibility of mind and attitude to adapt to new situations and circumstances. 

If you think you have this and other skills complimentary to working the aged care or disability space, complete the form on our contact page or call us on (08) 9470 4075 to have a no-obligation chat and start your own journey with Platinum Healthcare Group.