Sept. 4, 2012
-- Caring for a senior requires many skills, as senior care involves emotional and physical care along with understanding the challenges that come with the aging process. As the senior population in the U.S.A. continues to increase, more caregivers are needed to work for senior care companies.
Becoming a caregiver requires a caring and dependable personality and completion of proper training. Non-medical caregivers are caregivers who are not Certified Nursing Assistants. The industry uses the term “non-medical”
caregivers for all private duty companion caregivers.
Caregiverlist provides a Caregiverlist Certified Caregiver training course for beginning caregivers. This course provides a convenient way for those caregivers who may have personal experience, but no professional experience, to obtain professional caregiver training.
s 10-hour online training program for senior caregivers meets the requirements established by the department of health in a few states. Caregivers may take the online course to meet the state of Illinois caregiver training requirements. Industry professionals, including the National Private Duty Association (NPDA) were instrumental in creating the training requirements for caregivers.
Caregiving as a career includes working for licensed senior home care agencies, assisted living communities, hospices and nursing homes. Boston senior care companies such as Senior Helpers, Synergy and Home and Hearth all hire professional caregivers for their positions through Caregiverlist’
s job application service. Hiring needs change quickly for senior care companies and Caregiverlist assists caregivers to easily submit one job application and be considered for multiple Boston caregiver job openings.
Part-time and full-time positions are always available, for both weekdays and weekends as many times seniors require around-the-clock care. Live-in care positions are also available, where caregivers spend the night with the senior and stay for a few days at a time, but they do not actually move in with the senior.
Boston senior caregivers, both beginning and experienced, may apply for Caregiving jobs at Caregiverlist.com and learn about caregiver job descriptions, caregiver pay and take a practice Certified Nursing Assistant test.