Home Instead Blog

Senior Care as a Career
May 27, 2014

Every single day, families are struggling. Like most of us, they’re doing their best in a tough economy, raising their kids, and often working demanding jobs. Sometimes they’re also trying to care for an ageing parent or grandparent.

Women especially are balancing the care of their parents with piano lessons and out of school clubs  for the kids, a full-time job, church, community, and volunteer activities. These family caregivers eventually run out of hours in the day; the stress becomes too great and the balance is broken.

That's where you come in.

As a dedicated CAREGiverSM, you can help these families restore balance, order and peace to their lives and help their senior loved ones remain at home.

Being a paid Professional CAREGiver is a unique job with responsibilities and challenges, both physical and emotional. But it also offers many joys and rewards that you simply won’t find in other careers. As a Home Instead® CAREGiver, you'll have the opportunity to meet wonderful people, build fulfilling relationships, and make a difference in the lives of your clients.

What Does a Professional CAREGiver Do?

Home Instead CAREGivers provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes, including companionship and home help services. These services may involve tasks such as:

  • Providing companionship and conversation
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Running errands
  • Encouraging social and mentally-stimulating activities
  • Facilitating opportunities to exercise
  • Transportation to doctor appointments
  • Personal care
  • Specialised care such as Dementia, Disability, Respite and Palliative care

You likely have experience carrying out many of these tasks for your own family or older friends. Professional CAREGiving allows you to build on the skills you already have to develop a fulfilling, rewarding career while helping seniors in your community live rich, independent lives

If you are interested in becoming a Home Instead CAREGiver apply today. Learn more here.