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