Senior caregivers continue to be in demand as seniors choose to age-in-place in their own home. Caring individuals may work as companion caregivers and receive training from their employer while other positions require experienced caregivers or Certified Nursing Aides.
Learn about the job description for senior caregivers, training and apply for a caregiving position in your area, either part-time or full-time. As seniors are often discharged from the hospital or nursing home (Medicare only pays for up to 100 days in a nursing home and then seniors must privately pay), still requiring assistance with daily activities of living, senior home care agencies provide this care. More than 1,000 senior home care agencies have opened their doors in the last few years to keep up with the demand. They hire new caregivers weekly.