Even with the slowing economy and the highest rate of unemployment in decades, there remains a strong demand for senior caregivers to meet the staffing needs of senior care companies. Caregiverlist's Career Center connects caregiving job applicants to hiring companies in their area for both part-time and full-time senior care jobs.
Senior Home Care Agencies are constantly hiring caregivers due to some of the unique aspects of the industry:
-Hospital stays are shorter: a senior may be discharged while still needing some assistance while recovering from a hip replacement or other types of surgery or from an illness (and I won't even mention the fact that sometimes seniors take home a new infection from the hospital which requires a caregiver to assist them while recovering).
-Medicare will pay for rehabilitation in the home now: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and RN's will provide care in the home for a senior as long as the medical doctor gives approval. However, these skilled professionals just provide rehabilitation care within their specialties and do not provide daily care for Activities of Daily Living which means non-medical caregivers must be hired to assist (and this is usually superior to staying in a nursing facility which does not provide one-on-care by a Certified Nursing Aide).
-Hospice care: many times seniors who have a terminal illness will choose to have hospice care in the home and will require a caregiver to assist with their personal care.
-Memory loss: with advancements in medical technology and treatments, seniors are living longer and the longer we live, the more our chances of having some type of memory loss increase. Many times part-time care is required to keep everything on track for a senior suffering from Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia.
Senior care jobs include working as a non-medical companion caregiver or Certified Nursing Aide or as a scheduler or recruiter for a Senior Home Care Agency to keep things moving as new clients begin services and as current client's care needs change. Most Senior Home Care Agencies provide training and there are also many community programs and associations that provide training seminars on senior care. Caregiverlist's short job application connects your information with multiple hiring companies in your area to help meet the ongoing staffing needs for senior caregivers.
Some positions will require experience and others will only require a caring disposition and dependability. Reference and background checks are always required the pay is always well above minimum wage (you can also learn all about background check requirements in your state as well as minimum wage on Caregiverlist's "by state" pages)
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