How to Become a Caregiver with Home Care Powered by AUAFJuly 14, 2022
As our loved ones age, it’s natural to start helping them with certain tasks. As time goes on, the number of those tasks often starts to build. What was once helping around the house becomes meal preparation, transportation, and personal care. Suddenly, caring for your elderly loved one is as involved as a part-time, or even a full-time, job.
According to AARP, more than 34 million Americans provide unpaid elder care services. This means lost wages due to missed work while providing care, which leads to physical and financial stress. Many workforces don’t provide their employees accommodations for their caregiving duties.
Caregiving for your loved one can be a source of income
Caregiving doesn’t have to be at the cost of your paycheck—or conversely, work doesn’t have to limit the amount of care you provide an elderly family member. Thanks to a program through the state of Illinois, you can get paid for caring for your elderly loved one. Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program works with home care agencies to provide training and support to these individuals.
Seniors must be enrolled in the community care program to select their preferred home care aide. This applies to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible individuals. At that point, you can apply to be a caregiver through Home Care Powered by AUAF. The enrollment of an elderly loved one in the program and your application can take place at the same time.
Each of our caregivers, full-time and part-time, goes through mandatory training that grants them certification. Upon completion of training, you’re ready to offset any lost income or earn supplementary income as your loved one’s paid caregiver, which will help with your stress as a result.
From that point on, we’ll take care of your continued training. This way, your loved one is receiving the best care possible.
Anyone can be a caregiver
To those with a natural nurturing side, being an in-home caregiver is a meaningful, fulfilling career. To many seniors, it means a great deal to be able to age in the comfort of their homes. Acting as the link that keeps seniors where they’re happiest provides caregivers an unparalleled sense of achievement.
Prospective home care workers must provide a copy of their social security card, a valid driver’s license/state ID, proof of citizenship/legal status, and a copy of their high school or college diploma. Our staff receives the best training in the business, and as a result, seniors across the area receive the highest quality of care.
Helping your elderly loved one live independently
Home Care Powered by AUAF has served Chicagoland for more than 25 years. As a result, our staff has helped thousands of seniors live out their golden years in the comfort of their homes. In becoming a caregiver with us, you’re working with some of the best in the business. Our staff is fluent in English, Assyrian, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Persian, and Armenian. So, we can fulfill our mission of serving underrepresented communities in the Chicago area.
Start your journey towards a fulfilling career. Call us at 773-274-9262 to learn more.
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