Caregiver career opportunities in 2020

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A caregiver career serving our seniors from a business perspective, is one of the fastest growing industries due to the rapid large aging population.

Caregivers have the unique opportunity and privilege of adding value and quality to a seniors life. They also have a front row seat to our past and how we got to where we are today.

It is a incredibly special position to be in and a great experience for both a private caregiver and senior to see from both sides how we are connected and why we are important to each other.

Around the world we see more government facilities, programs and tax breaks available to seniors in order to facilitate this population growth. We also see many retirement community style buildings going up at an alarmingly fast rate.

Some senior based “communities” offer caregiver services such as meal plans, nursing assistance but they are not all created equal, and some will benefit from outside resourcing of homecare agencies or private caregivers on file to offer an additional resource when necessary. Many private residences outsource any extra help they may need.

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Caregiver can also be described as:

  • Carer

  • Home support worker (HWS)

  • Caretaker

  • Care attendant

  • Companion

  • Care worker

  • Home care aid

  • Senior’s aid

Depending on where you live, certification may be required and you should look into local laws regarding the matter, as well as courses available to train you in class or online.  A caregiver career working with seniors starts above minimum wage anywhere from 15$/hr to $40/hr. The caregiver  job itself requires a person who possesses a natural affinity to create a connection with seniors.

A private caregiver career for seniors is extremely rewarding, interesting, insightful, exciting, informative, and has limitless growth potential.

A freelance caregiver career will enable you to work in homecare, and public/private senior care facilities (with or without certification). 

Here we also offer caregiver documents that you can customize.

You can now create a private caregiver career that is more secure than ever before. Cover and protect yourself the same way care agencies do.

It is important to ask the right questions, and to have all the information and agreements between the caregiver and person in charge of senior care in writing.

To sign on the dotted line together eliminates any chance of confusion between both parties. It is very important to know what the expectations and requirements of the job are. 

Those of you who are taking a serious look at starting or changing your career to become a professional caregiver, our digital download ‘How to start a senior care business’ will provide you with the knowledge that you need when you start your very own private senior care business.  Included for free in the download are 12 important senior care business documents.

Senior care business documents

  • SENIOR CARE INFORMATION FORM
  • SENIOR CARE SERVICE QUOTE
  • CAREGIVER APPLICATION FORM
  • DAILY CARE JOURNAL
  • CAREGIVER JOB DESCRIPTION
  • PERSONAL HYGIENE CHART
  • HOUSEKEEPING CHECKLIST
  • TERMS OF SENIOR CARE SERVICE AGREEMENT
  • CAREGIVER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT 
  • SIMPLIFIED EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT 
  • SENIOR CARE INVOICE
  • YEARLY TAX RECEIPT FOR SENIOR CARE

Caregiver career job requirements:

  • Trustworthy
  • Punctual
  • Flexibility with scheduling
  • Own and be able to operate a communication device:Own a car and have valid driver’s license
    • Record must be clean
    • Driving record will be obtained, accessed and reviewed.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English and French (flexible )
    • other languages an asset
  • Adaptable to new situations and environments
  • Resourcefulness
  • Creativity
  • Be a good listener
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to multi task
  • Organizational skills
  • Friendly nature
  • Work ethic and drive
  • Minimum age 
  • High school or college diploma
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Proof of eligibility to work in location
  • 2-3 years of caregiver experience preferred
  • Cooking and housekeeping
  • Laundry and changing bed linens
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Transportation to doctor appointments, supermarket and pharmacy
  • Assist with walking and transfers from bed to wheelchair
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Presentable

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