6 Ways That Caring Can Benefit You

How caring can help care for you.

Did you know that helping others is actually good for you?

Whether you decide to help others by volunteering or take up a caring career, not only are you aiding others in feeling better but it’s good for your health too. See how caring can benefit you.

1. Diverting focus is how caring can benefit you

When you focus on someone other than yourself, it actually helps to rid your own body of tension and stress. Therefore, when caring for someone else, your own body relaxes.

2. It’s good to give back

You give back and that increases your own self-esteem and happiness. Whether you are volunteering within a charity shop or helping out at events, or working as a carer to help old people retain their independence and live in their own homes, you are, in effect, thanking them. One of our Comfort Keepers carers recently stated that she feels that she is giving back something to older people for all the work they did when times were harder.

3. Supporting families

By volunteering with youth organisations, for example, Scouts, you’ll have great fun as well as seeing young people blossom. By working as a carer, you’ll be helping adult children to care for their parents. Many adult children are working full-time, living a distance from their parents or would prefer to have a professional carer there too.

4. Meeting new people

You get to know many more people by volunteering. You’ll build camaraderie with other volunteers and be part of a team. By working as a carer, you’ll be seeing a number of clients and getting to know them well.

5. Gain experience

By volunteering, you can gain experience and perhaps work towards a new career. It is also a means of testing out a new line of work and future careers. Student nurses or students in other healthcare roles enjoy working as professional carers as it gives them experience in that field as well as providing a good income. If you are thinking of working towards a career in nursing, training as a home carer means you gain good experience as well as knowing if that career is right for you.

6. Satisfaction is how caring can benefit you too

It makes you happy and helps you be satisfied with your own life as well as your efforts.

We hope this article helped you see how caring can benefit you.

Making caring your career

Firstly: To begin starting care for your loved one or find out more about Comfort Keepers, click here.

Secondly: To join our incredible award-winning team, you can apply now by clicking here or emailing your CV to recruitment@comfortkeepers.ie


Every person has an inner spark. It’s something age and illness cannot take away. That’s why, at Comfort Keepers, we go beyond daily care needs to nurture those unique qualities. We wish to bring about a sense of hope, connectedness, purpose, and most importantly, joy. From 1 hour of care per week to 24/7 complex care, Comfort Keepers’ clinically-led team have got your care needs covered.