Are you ready to make 2020 the year you begin working in senior home care as a caregiver? As a senior caregiver, you would be directly working with seniors who need assistance in performing the daily activities of living. Some of these tasks might include bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation and companionship.
But make no mistake, being a senior caregiver is not a job that just anyone can do. If you have the passion and the drive to make a difference in a senior’s life (and their family’s), then this just might be the perfect fit. We here at Home Care Assistance are giving you 3 great reasons to begin working in home care in 2020. Read through them below and let’s get started
You’re an individual.
While it’s true that you’re going to have to go through the same training as everyone else who wants to be a caregiver, your individuality will absolutely shine once you complete the training! In order to make a positive and memorable senior home care experience, you’re going to have to turn your personality and characteristics all the way up. Being you is the best thing you can do!
You make a difference.
Once in your role as a caregiver, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re not just entering a senior’s home – you’re entering their life. If you are caring and kind, you’re going to love this atmosphere. It’s a bonus if you have a compassionate spirit, which is often necessary since this is a stressful time for the senior and their family.
As you work in a senior’s home and build a relationship, you’ll also find yourself learning their interests, providing companionship, and breaking down all kinds of barriers – all to make a positive impact in their lives.
You’re a hero.
This is worth repeating: a career as a caregiver is not for everyone! Life as a senior caregiver requires your labor, love and patience. It is a demanding job that can be a challenge to balance with your personal life. But don’t let that deter you, because it is also so, so rewarding.
Well, you’re essentially a hero. You are literally coming to the rescue of a senior and their family! For them, you provide love and compassion they need when they are not able to give it to themselves when they need it the most.
If you want to begin the path to a new career in senior home care as a caregiver, reach out to us here at Home Care Assistance!