The Reef for Male Caregivers – Why Men Make Great Caregivers
Hello and welcome. Traditional roles in, and that was especially true during the era in which our parents grew up. Of course, we know stereotypes are not always accurate, and, more importantly, they don’t acknowledge people who don’t fit “the norm.”
So, why do men make great caregivers?
Men and women bring different dynamics to social settings. Sometimes elderly men enjoy having a buddy around whom they can share life experiences with. Sometimes senior women enjoy having a male companion in their lives. Of course, every client is different, and every caregiver—both male and female—will bring something unique and enriching to a client’s life.
Because of height and strength, male caregivers can sometimes be at an advantage in helping with heavy lifting, transferring patients and reaching high spaces. Some male caregiver can also help with handyman tasks like changing a car battery or switching out an old light bulb!
Believe it or not, but there are many men who are equally as skilled in the art of homemaking as women! We’ve seen many female clients wouldn’t trade their male caregiver for anyone else when it comes to homemaking. These male caregivers tend to think of their patients as something like a second mother. They become very nurturing, thoughtful and extremely compassionate.
Successful client and caregiver matching will meet the needs of both the client and the caregiver. Naturally, some clients are only comfortable with the idea of a female caregiver and some clients are only comfortable with the idea of a male caregiver. So, why do men make great caregivers? For the same reasons women do! After all, being compassionate, caring, reliable, and skilled are not traits reserved just for women.
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