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.
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. Click to READ MORE
CareGiver Job Market
Nationwide, the personal and home care aides classification is expected to grow by more than 50 percent between 2006 and 2016, increasing from 767,000 to a projected 1.15 million jobs. Click to READ MORE
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. Click to READ MORE
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