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Opportunity for Professional Caregivers

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If you regularly provide emotional support for an elderly person, you could be considered a caregiver. If you’re picking up prescriptions or taking a senior to a doctor’s appointment, you’re a caregiver. If you’re helping an older adult around the house or paying the bills, you can add the caregiver title to your resume.

As a professional CAREGiver, you have the opportunity to expand these skills into a rewarding, fulfilling profession that can significantly enhance the quality of a senior’s life. CAREGivers provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes, including companionship and home helper services.

Companionship services are those that stimulate, encourage, and assist an individual. Primary responsibilities of companionship services include:

  • Providing companionship and conversation
  • Providing stabilization and assistance with walking
  • Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items
  • Providing medication and appointment reminders

Home helper services generally involve light housekeeping, errands, or incidental transportation. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Performing light housekeeping tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, etc.
  • Washing and ironing laundry
  • Running errands
  • Accompanying clients to appointments

Other responsibilities might be added to these lists, depending on your situation, but the most important and most rewarding aspect of a career in caregiving is the value you bring to a senior’s life.

At the Home Instead Senior Care® network, we recognize the important role training and education play in preparing and supporting our CAREGivers, for more information please call 905- 276-2273.

Home Care Mississauga helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call 905- 276-2273.


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