I’m often told ‘you’re doing a good job’ as a Care Partner. It is always nice to receive praise from other people but my professional background requires a little more than that.
I have no problem with my role as Maureen’s Care Partner being seen as a job. It’s a straightforward way in which to explore my role. Therefore I need a Job Description that defines my role and determines my duties. I also need a mechanism for Performance Appraisal to help determine if I am actually ‘doing a good job’. Perhaps, it is also time to put the performance of others under the spotlight to see if they are doing a good job in supporting us both.