iHeart of a CAREGiver: CAREgiving Careers
Every single day, families are struggling to cope. Many are raising children, working demanding jobs, and trying to care for a senior family member. Advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles help seniors live longer and continue to lead more productive lives. But the numbers also tell another story. More and more children need to help care for their parents. Women, especially, are caught between balancing the care of their parents with piano lessons and Little League for the kids, a full-time job, church, community, and volunteer activities. These family caregivers eventually run out of hours in the day; the stress becomes too great and the balance is broken. That’s where you come in.
As a dedicated CAREGiver, you can help these families restore balance, order and peace to their lives and help their loved ones remain at home.
Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. That’s why, when you provide care with the iHeart Home Care, you become a CAREGiver with a capital “CARE.”
Becoming a paid caregiver is a unique job with many joys and rewards, as well as responsibilities and challenges, both physical and emotional. As an iHeart Home Care CAREGiver, you’ll meet wonderful people, build fulfilling relationships, and make a difference in the lives of your clients.
CAREgiving as a Career
Have you ever picked up a prescription for a senior or taken them to a doctor’s appointment? Have you ever helped an older adult around the house or paying bills? Do you provide emotional support for an older adult? Or do you provide even more care? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you are a caregiver.
Every day in the United States, there are approximately 44 million individuals providing care for a senior loved one. In a nutshell, caregiving is anything you do that enhances the quality of life for seniors and helps keep them independent. If you’re an individual who cares for a loved one 24/7, it’s probably not difficult to see yourself as a family caregiver.
Caregiving as a career encompasses many of these activities and more including:
– Planning and preparing meals
– Light housekeeping
– Medication reminders
– Running errands
– Engaging in activities like games, memory books, and light exercise
Most importantly, professional caregiving allows you to build on the skills you already have to develop a fulfilling, rewarding career helping seniors live rich, independent lives.