20 Year Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Law 23. July 2010 0 Senior Caregiving, Caregiver Jobs, Caregiving Issues (0) Americans with Disabilities Act was passed 20 years ago today. The fight against disability discrimination resulted in passage of this law requiring companies to offer fair employment opportunities to the disabled. EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum says: "Work is key to the soul. It's not just about paying the bills. It's about feeling important, about feeling useful. Everyone should be able to work, if they can." This mirrors the benefits of working as a professional caregiver as every day you help a senior, you also feed your soul. You know for sure that you made a difference in someone's day because you showed up to work. It is easy to become a companion caregiver. You can apply for a job and be considered by senior care companies in your area. New assignments arrive daily, as seniors are discharged from hospitals and nursing homes. The only experience required for companion care positions is a caring personality and availability for a consistent part-time or full-time schedule. You may also learn about becoming a certified nursing aide by taking a sample nursing aide test or researching training schools in your area.