“There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been a caregiver, those who are currently a caregiver, those who will be a caregiver and those who will need a caregiver. Caregiving is universal.”- Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute, over 40 million Americans are providing care for an adult family member or friend. Additionally, the number of new career opportunities for care jobs will be over 1 million by 2028, which would grow the current care workforce by 46%. (SOURCE: Home Health Care)
Caregiving is an admirable profession. Becoming a non-medical caregiver can be a great choice for anyone looking for a new, rewarding career. The work is challenging, but it provides immense satisfaction knowing that the work you do helps others, especially now when care at home has become even more essential to so many individuals.
Here are three great reasons to become a caregiver today.
YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE. Caregivers provide a tremendous service to families with an aging parent or a family member living with a disability. As a caregiver, you provide many services to those in your care, including conversation and company, meal preparation, help with household tasks, errands and transportation. This in-home support ensures clients enjoy warmth, independence and comfort in the place they call home. A caregiver’s genuine desire to make a real difference helps to enrich their clients’ lives and make the world a better place. Compassionate caregivers can truly change the lives of those they care for.
YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP PEOPLE. Caregivers help people who genuinely need care in their daily lives. They allow aging seniors and other adults to live happy, fulfilling lives in familiar surroundings. The services you offer as a caregiver truly help others, and the ongoing interactions with those in your care (and even with their families) help combat loneliness and isolation and build relationships that enhance the lives of everyone involved.
Numerous studies have shown that people with stronger social networks have lower rates of depression, better physical health and longer lives. Other studies have been even more specific; one found that older people who were more socially active had significantly less cognitive decline over a 12-year period than those who were more isolated. (SOURCE: American Psychological Association
YOU GET TO ENJOY A CAREER WITH MANY BENEFITS. Caregiving is an incredibly rewarding career, and it can provide a great sense of purpose in life. Whether you’re looking for your first job in-home care, or you simply want to be the joy in a senior’s life, caregiving can be an exceptional opportunity. Becoming a professional in-home caregiver has its perks, including:
- Flexible schedules
- Hands-on training
- Competitive pay
- Growth opportunities in a booming industry
- Working with a team of compassionate people who, like you, want to make a difference
- The ability to form bonds with the person in your care and their families to improve the quality of everyone’s lives
If you want to advance your career and form meaningful relationships in the lives of others, you might be a perfect candidate to become an in-home caregiver. We have local caregiving teams all over the United States. If you have a heart for service, a passion for assisting the elderly and a genuine desire to care for others, then our locations want to talk with you.
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