How to Become a Private Caregiver in 2021-2022

Learn how to become a private caregiver for seniors 

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If you enjoy being with seniors, then learning how to become a private caregiver could be your next career adventure! Start a senior care business with the help of wise caregiving.

Are you fulfilling your purpose and reaching your potential in your work life?

Where do you currently place your energy? If so, you could be doing more for yourself and your community, while making a good living at the same time. Imagine knowing that you are doing your part to help seniors by providing a better quality of life for them. How would your life change? Have you ever wondered when you see a senior with a caregiver  in public how they got this job or how much they get paid? So many good questions to be asking!

A caregiver must possess a certain amount job-related skills, and need to be a person with a genuine desire to help seniors in order to operate a successful senior care business. Does this sound like something that fits with who you are and what you hope to accomplish?

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So many people hold back on perusing a private caregiver career, and think they do not have what it takes, or that they need years of training and would instead not take a leap of faith. It is never too late to make a change. Seniors and families of senior loved ones need your help immediately, and the demand is high. To become a private caregiver for seniors might be an option for you, and it may be much simpler to start then you could ever imagine.
You are probably still thinking, but I have no experience and who on earth will hire me with no private caregiver experience. It turns out many families would hire you based on who you are as a person and your natural affinity to be with seniors. Would it surprise you to know that it is as simple as your comfort level with seniors, and how much empathy you possess? Can you do all the things you do for yourself on a personal level for a senior? If so then you can help so many seniors with their daily tasks and offer them an overall better quality of life.
So many different ways exist for you to put yourself out there as a private caregiver and get discovered on caregiver advertising sites. You might still have a level of curiosity to know what the expectations of families are when you become a private caregiver for seniors.
Can I make a good living helping seniors?

The short answer is yes! The question is how much time you can put into your business? Determining you caregiver rate will be another factor. You will need to either offer a unique service to what your competitors are offering in your area, or take a business model that works and make it better. If you can put full time hours into your business you can earn 50K+ at a rate of 18-25$/hour

One main key factor is to remain who you are as an individual and remember that a senior will always be able to sense if you are being authentic from a mile away. Seniors are not interested in spending time with someone who is not fully present, and willing to be vulnerable themselves.

Having a senior care business has many financial benefits, flexibility, and freedom. What more could you want from a job in this world, so go ahead and take steps to learn how to become a private caregiver. Beyond the financial benefits, is learning greater patience, wisdom, and understanding. Senior clients teach you all about developing more profound and more meaningful relationships. What you pick up will often flow into your personal life outside work. You might catch yourself re-evaluating how you spend your time and choose how to make the most of it.

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A caregiver is in a very privileged position and possesses the unique opportunity to hear the original detailed versions of a senior’s stories, life adventures and events. Seniors teach us so much about the past and how it has shaped our present. 

Spend time with a senior who was at one time a school principal, a court judge, CEO, Doctor, stay at home mom of five, book publisher, war veteran, pilot, business owner, engineer, world traveler, factory worker, musician etc. Listen and prepare yourself for exciting, heartwarming stories that will completely move you. You get to hear and feel the regrets, defeats, but also the successes and accomplishments, as well as how they made decisions at tipping points in their life. You are privy to personal and intimate conversations that are special and to be cherished. 

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Getting the attention of people looking for private senior care will depend on your caregiver skills, services that you are offering, job-related experience, your level of professionalism and how you present yourself. The pay range (caregiver rate) will depend on your local area as well as the demand for the caregiver services that you offer. The more services and value that you offer and provide to seniors and family members, the higher your worth.

When you work in memory care, your pay tends to be higher due to a higher level of skill and experience required. What is stopping you from apprenticing with a caregiver who works in memory care. Use your free time if you can not afford the time or money to attend training. You may want to look at training down the road at night, but you can still start right away to become a private caregiver for seniors.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to helping seniors as a private caregiver. You can take it in any direction, and the opportunities will only continue to grow as the year’s progress. Seniors need you and all that you have to offer. What you don’t know and where to start is often the scariest part of any new adventure. Whatever is holding you back put it aside and give a private caregiver career a try. If it weighs on you and you aren’t sure, then volunteer at a local public seniors residence. You will never regret spending your time on this earth, serving the seniors in your community.

Working as a private caregiver will pose more responsibility for you, vs., working for a home care agency. Your caregiver rate is higher when paid privately. Pay starts above min. wage approximately $15/Hr. and can go as high as $40-/hour depending on your location, and experience. For more information on how to start a senior care business, you can download our digital guide.

Check out the ‘How to Start a Senior Care Business’ guide and get on your way

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50 Templates included with the ‘How to Start a Senior Care Business Guide’

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📁 50+ Essential Senior Care Business Templates (WORD-EXCEL-ADOBE PDF FILLABLE)

✔️ Home Care Service Plan
✔️ Senior Client Intake Form
✔️ Care Assessment Report -One Sheet Quick Overview
✔️ Care Assessment Report -Complete Assessment-Long Format
✔️ Senior Care Information Form-Client Profile w/ Photo
✔️ Senior Fall Risk Assessment Form-Detailed Format
✔️ Caregiving Service and Fees Information-One Sheet to Present Potential Customers w/ Photo
✔️ Proposal Letter-Home Care Service-For New Clients
✔️ Proposal Letter-Home Care Service-Organizations and Health Facilities
✔️ Home Care Service Quote-Formal
✔️ Caregiver Job Description Form
✔️ Caregiver Time Sheet Weekly
✔️ Home Care Service Agreement
✔️ Senior Housekeeping Chart
✔️ Senior Personal Care-Hygiene Chart
✔️ Senior care invoice-Professional and Detailed
✔️ Hire a Caregiver Checklist-Quick Guide
✔️ Caregiver Application Form
✔️ Pre-Interview Caregiver Questionnaire-Pre-Screening
✔️ Caregiver Interview Questionnaire
✔️ Caregiver Reference Check Questionnaire-What to ask Previous Employers
✔️ Home Care Employee Job Offer
✔️ Caregiver Employment Agreement- Long format
✔️ Caregiver Employment Contract-Short Format- Good for Temp Workers
✔️ Caregiver Job Posting-Ad Sample-Copy and Paste
✔️ Home Care Tax Receipt for Senior Care Services-Send to Clients
✔️ COVID-19 Senior Visit Health Care Form-Includes Vaccination Information
✔️ Senior Non-Medical Transport  Agreement-Caregiver and Senior Client Outings
✔️ Home Care Competitor Call Script-Know How to Stand Out
✔️Home Care  Bookkeeping Checklist- Stay Organized and Pay Less Taxes
✔️ Senior Home Safety Checklist-Client Home Overview
✔️ Daily Food Log-Meal Tracker
✔️ Senior Community Services Contact List-Professionals who are a part of the Care Team
✔️ Emergency Medical Information Sheet
✔️ Client Progress Notes
✔️ Caregiving Daily Checklist (Caregiver Journal/Log of visit)
✔️ Employee Non-Compete Agreement
✔️ Final Employment Warning Letter
✔️ Termination of Employment Notice
✔️ Home Care Service Price Increase Letter
✔️ End of Life Wishes Form
✔️ Medical File Log- (2 Sizes-Letter + A4)
✔️ Medication List-(Letter + A5)
✔️ Weekly Medication Tracker
✔️ Monthly Medication Tracker
✔️ Medical Contacts
✔️ Vitamin Supplement List

PLUS+++ 5 PDF FILLABLE ADOBE FORMS (Download FREE VERSION of Adobe Reader on any device to use files)

✔️ Care Assessment Report-PDF Fillable
✔️ Caregiver Employment Application-PDF Fillable
✔️ Caregiver Time Sheet (weekly)- PDF Fillable
✔️ Caregiving Daily Checklist-PDF Fillable
✔️ Monthly Medication Tracker-PDF Fillable

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