Typical In-Home Caregiver Job Responsibilities: A Day in the Life
Caregiving is one of the fastest growing healthcare careers in America, because the “baby boomer” generation (a large demographic of people born after soldiers returned from WWII) needs assistance as they age. Our loved ones are also living longer, fuller lives due to modern advances in healthcare. There aren’t enough nursing homes to accommodate the “silver tsunami” and not everyone requires full time institutional care.
This is encouraging news for those looking to advance in a caregiving career. But you may be wondering what typical caregiver job duties and responsibilities are. Here we will explore more of what a typical day looks like and what you can expect to do while caring for a client.
What are Caregivers Responsible for?
Caregiving doesn’t require a nursing degree or license, because caregivers don’t administer medical intervention. Caregivers are only certified to assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Pretty much anyone with a compassionate attitude can become a certified caregiver. However, to create a successful career you need to do more than simply be attentive to the most basic of human needs.
Showering and Bathing
Dressing and Undressing
Transferring to Doctor's Appointments
What About Patients that Need Specialized Care?
Some of our clients require more specialized care, but do not require around-the-clock care necessitating admission into a retirement community. Some of the caregiver duties and responsibilities are similar to those above, but we also provide more advanced training for issues like:
Memory loss - such as Alzheimer’s and dementia
Disabilities - such as stroke recovery
Complex moving - such as rotating to prevent bed sores
With all of our clients, our caregivers must have some basic qualities to adequately assist those they care for, like:
Physical requirements – including the ability to lift over a certain weight
Scheduling availability – to meet the needs of your clients
Personal transportation – dependable and insured
Your Reputation as a Member of the Moore Care Team
As the premier in-home care provider in our area, we enter the homes of some of Baton Rouge’s most respected families. What many of our elite caregivers enjoy most about representing the Moore Care team are their long-term assignments; spending years with one client and family, building a relationship, and taking great pride in allowing them their independence and integrity as they age gracefully in the comfort of their own homes.
Moore Care has also removed the once-stressful burden of hours of paperwork—moving much of the reporting to an electronic format. Members of our staff enjoy the extra free time that digital documentation adds to their days.
We are always searching for quality caregivers that meet our high expectations and have the skill set necessary to be a ray of sunshine in others’ lives. If you feel you have what it takes and would like to learn more about how to build an in-home caregiver career with Moore Care, please visit our Opportunities page to learn more and view open positions.