Undercover Boss, the television show on CBS Sunday nights, spotlighted a senior home care agency franchise company boss, Shelly Sun, CEO of Brightstar Care. The show had Shelly work as an employee - a caregiver-in-training, for a few different clients.
She worked in a nursing home with a nursing aide and made calls to the home with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Her husband, J.D. Sun, the co-founder of the company, also performed companion care for an elderly man in an Assisted Living community.
The caregivers they worked with were exceptional. This really highlights how senior caregiving is only as good as the caregiver and senior care companies must hire quality caregivers in order to deliver quality care.
You may watch the video of the show - some of the funny moments were when Shelly had to change a diaper - apparently her husband is the primary caregiver for her twin sons and she was not thrilled to have to do this chore. She also wasn't aware long, painted fingernails were not appropriate for assisting a LPN. However, at the end of the show, the caregivers who were training Shelly were well rewarded for their dedication to their caregiving careers with free vacations and tuition for nursing school.
Caregivers can learn more about caregiver training and apply for a senior care job in their area if interested in working as a professional senior caregiver.