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Caregiver Career Overview

The Career That Keeps on Giving: Find Meaning as a Certified Senior Caregiver Rising Need for In-Home Senior Caregivers Caregiver Career Growth Home healthcare has been one of The U.S. population aged 65+ is expected to double within the next 25 years. the fastest-growing industries. Personal care aides held about 1.2 By 2030, 20% of Americans will be 65+. million jobs in 2012. Employment of personal care aides is projected to grow by nearly 50% from 2012 to 2022. 72 Million 2012 1.2 Million The age group 85+ is the fastest growing 2022 segment of the U.S. population. Personal Care Aide Employment Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes versus nursing homes as they age, 42% of them want to live by their own rules. 85+ A Certified Caregiver Career Might Be Right For You If: You are seeking a flexible, in-demand, rewarding, well-paying hourly wage job. You want to help seniors age comfortably in their homes or are a trained Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Nurse with applicable experience. You're interested in working with senior home care agencies that can help you find new clients, even when some client care needs come to a close. Caregiver Shares I believe I need my clients more than they need me." - Jessica Parel, 2013 California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) Joan Baier Garland Home Care Nursing Scholarship Winner, California Certified Caregiver Skills and Job Description Social & Companionship Home & Health Life Skills Assist with walking Engage in mental and light exercise Run errands (pick up prescriptions, appointments (hair dry cleaning) Laundry and ironing Escort to Escort to exercises religious services salon, physical therapy, etc.) or events Provide medication Assist with Engage in activities (games, memory books) Maintain reminders bathing, dressing and grooming Monitor food Make beds and calendar and expiration dates change linens, as organize mail needed Plan and prepare Take out garbage Light meals, followed by housekeeping to include dusting and vacuuming Companionship clean-up Caregiver Shares 99 I manage stress by thinking about how I play a big part in helping others out." - Jeanine Gilbert, Philadelphia Salary & Benefits Senior Caregivers Hourly Pay Rate Benefits Senior care agencies provide I employment benefits that provide caregivers with corporate job benefits, such as: Maximum Wage Minimum Wage $20 • Health Insurance (may require co-payments) • Dental Insurance (may require co-payments) • Life Insurance and Disability ill $15 $10 Insurance • Retirement Plan (SIMPLE or 401K) • Mileage Reimbursement • Paid Training in some states $5 Flexible hours - When applying for caregiver jobs, specify which hours work best for you. Certified Non-medical Non-medical Nursing Aides (C.N.A's) Beginning Experienced Certified Home Health Aides (С.Н.НА's) Short-term shifts allow for schedule flexibility for family care and personal responsibilities. On January 1, 2015, the Fair Labor Standards Act will extend to caregivers that work more than 40 hours per work week and meet requirements, who must be paid at least 1.5X regular hourly pay rate for overtime. Free training resources are available online like how to help clients with health and medical concerns and training preparation videos. Caregiver Shares 66 After having the opportunity to assist patients at a health and rehabilitation center, as well as acquiring some familiarity of their needs, my interest to become a caregiver blossomed. Therefore, I began researching how to obtain adequate training." - Monique K. Chaplin, Warner Robins, Georgia How to Become a Certified Caregiver 1. Complete Manageable Training Requirements • 8 hour online training may meet requirements in your state. 2. Purchase Affordable Online Training if Necessary • Standard 8 hour online training may cost approximately $60. This meets the requirements in most states. • Certification renewals may be required annually with continued training. 3. Meet Additional Requirements in Some States • Training provided by home care agencies that provide employment for caregivers. • A specified number of supervised training hours. • Medical tests such as a Tuberculosis test. Training required before caregivers can be staffed by a licensed home care agency. • Still being defined with proposed legislation. 4. Purchase a Criminal Background Check Likely required for employment as a caregiver, as seniors' well-being will be in your care. Note: This is a helpful tool to ensure your name and Social Security Number match so that someone with a similar name and a criminal history does not prevent you from being hired. Cost: $18, with a 24-hour turnaround time. social security 5. Purchase a Social Security Name Match Verifies your name matches your Social Security Number for current and former addresses to verify your identity. Cost: $8, receive same-day. Resume 6. Apply for a Caregiver Job Senior care agencies to hire new part-time and full-time caregivers every week. • Apply to one system or senior care agency to find a steady stream of client work with ongoing benefits. Caregiver Shares 66 This is what I've learned so far - you have to ask yourself, "Have you laughed with your client today?’ That is the key factor to a close relationship. Laughter cures all." - Rachelle, Hermanson, Sarasota, FL Presented by: caregiverlist Sources:

Caregiver Career Overview

shared by t1handy on Jul 12
details skills needed to be a successful caregiver as well as certification requirements.


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