Our carers want more than a job. They want to make a difference in the lives of those in their care.
As a company, our job is to give carers the direction and tools they need to fulfill their personal vocation, as well as our corporate mission of improving the lives of those we serve.
To ensure that the people we employ meet our high standards, we have a rigorous selection process. Before carers can become employed with Right at Home and begin caring for clients, every one of them must go through:
- Reference checks
- Garda Vetting
- Personal interviews
- Competency testing
We also ask ourselves a simple question - would I trust the carer to look after my own mother in her home? We only recruit if the answer is a definite 'yes'.
Once a carer meets our strict selection criteria, it's just the beginning. First, all Right at Home carers are insured and vetted. Then, each carer goes through a comprehensive training and orientation process that guides them through our values and standards; going above and beyond the national legal requirements for carer induction training.
Personal Development Programme
Our in-house Personal Development Programme provides carers with all the support they need to carry out a job that can be very emotionally challenging. As well as regular supervision and office support, it identifies both ongoing and specialised training needs, to ensure that our carers understand the high standards of care expected by Right at Home.
Carers are given training on issues that help them develop as better overall carers, as well as deal with very specific situations, including:
- Alzheimer's & dementia
- Medication management and compliance
- Osteoarthritis and mobility loss
- Hypertension/stroke recovery
- Heart disease
- Cancer recovery
- End of life care