Senior caregivers who excel at their work bring compassion and caring to their job duties. Quality caregiving requires emotional intelligence along with knowledge of how to interact with seniors who are dealing with a variety of health issues. Learning how to safely transfer someone with mobility issues and provide for personal care and monitoring meals and medications keeps a caregiver busy throughout their day.
Some caregivers have advanced training to work with seniors with memory loss, provide hospice care or rehabilitation after a stroke or hip replacement.
The big question is: how much should senior caregivers be paid? Senior care companeis provide for payroll taxes to allow a caregiver to collect Social Security benefits when they retire and provide for unemployment insurance and worker's compensation insurance, as required by law. This guarantees a caregiver they can collect unemployment benefits and receive compensation if they are injured on the job. Some positions provide for additional benefits.
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