Benefits of Becoming a CaregiverFebruary 27, 2023
Making a career change is an exciting time. You know what works for you as an employee. You know whatever aspects you’d like to incorporate into this new journey of your life. But where do you start?
If you’d like a career that changes every day, becoming a non-medical caregiver might be a great choice for you. You may be vaguely aware of the responsibilities of this career—helping senior citizens age comfortably in their homes—but what are the benefits of becoming a caregiver?
Your career is always in demand
A concern many people have, especially as they change careers, is the permanency of their job. Thankfully, you will never have to worry about this career becoming obsolete. Within the next decade, the United States will experience some of the highest numbers of senior citizens that we have ever had. As this population grows, so will the demand for at-home caregivers.
Even as these statistics fluctuate, caregiving is a position that will never become automated. Older adults require the support and companionship of their caregivers in order to live comfortably and confidently at home.
It is an occupation that gives you freedom
Sitting behind a desk all day isn’t for everyone. Some people feel restless working such a sedentary career, which can lead to low employee satisfaction. Thankfully, as an at-home caregiver, this is something you never have to worry about.
Your work will involve you traveling to the homes of your clients and working with them to ensure they are well cared for. As a result, your occupation may look a little different every day. Some may be more focused on personal care, while others might see you helping with brain activities. This freedom makes it so you never feel trapped in a rut.
Challenging but rewarding work
Just as every day looks different, every day has its own set of challenges as well. Certain trials may take creative problem-solving. This can be frustrating, but after discovering a solution you will feel satisfied knowing you did what was best for the client.
As a whole, your caregiving career will be a fulfilling occupation. Each day, you are responsible for ensuring your senior client lives happily and healthfully at home. While this might feel daunting to some, others find great fulfillment in knowing they are directly responsible for someone’s quality of life.
Becoming a caregiver with Home Care Powered by AUAF
For 30 years, Home Care Powered by AUAF has helped seniors in the greater Chicago area age in place. We would be thrilled to have you on our team. Whether you’ve had a caregiving career of several decades or you are just starting today, our staff works closely with you to ensure you receive the best training in the industry. This gives clients the peace of mind knowing they are properly cared for, and you the confidence in knowing you can properly do your job.
We are proud to offer our in-home caregivers an hourly rate of $17. This is higher than the average around the country. We also offer compensation for travel time and mileage so you never feel your time is wasted. These little things make a world of difference in helping people feel satisfied in their roles.
If you’d like to begin your journey as a caregiver, give us a call at (773) 274-9262. We also offer a program that allows family caregivers who offer support to a family member to receive compensation for the work they already do.
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