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Looking for Work? Here's Why You Should Consider a Career in Home Care

Posted: 8/13/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare
We're living in an unprecedented time. With the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, it's an age of uncertainty for many individuals and families. As we all try to stay safe and stop COVID-19, the added stress of financial and career uncertainty can be overwhelming. 

For those of you who are struggling financially right now, or have lost your job and aren't sure what to do, we offer this suggestion:

Consider a career in home care.

We've all dealt with sheltering in place and staying home as necessary. But, for seniors and others at high risk, staying home is literally a matter of life and death. As we continue to battle this virus, any other health challenges people are facing unfortunately remain. Particularly for seniors, small tasks around the house, picking up groceries and getting to doctor's appointments are especially difficult. 

Trusted home care professionals are keeping these people safe, happy and healthy at home, and are relieving tremendous stress and burdens for their families. A career in home care, now more than ever, means making a powerful impact on our neighbors in the community. 

Whether you're currently working in healthcare, or you're seeking to transition from another field, a career in home care is especially rewarding. Here are just a few of the reasons why:


Current Healthcare Workers

Nurses, nursing assistants, therapists -- you're in doctor's offices, hospitals and clinics. You're on the front lines, and we salute you! 

We also know that it's more stressful than ever on the front lines. Yet, your desire to help patients is as strong as ever. Here are just a FEW reasons why a career in home care may be right for you: 
  • Flexibility. Perhaps you have your own family members to take care of, or maybe you just need more control over your schedule. When you have a career in home care, you can often set your own schedule, ensuring that you're able to balance all that's important in your life. 
  • Change in scenery. We can't imagine all that you've seen and dealt with in these unprecedented times. It's more than understandable if you're burned out! Whether you're burned out, or simply need a change in scenery. making the switch to home care offers a very new way to use the skills and training you've so carefully completed and accumulated during your career. 
  • One-on-one patient care. Very frequently, our nurses tell us how rewarding it is to provide long-term care for patients. In a home care career, you'll be joining your patients in their homes. You'll get to know them, and you'll get to see their successes and help them when things become challenging. It's a stark contrast to some settings -- particularly hospitals -- where you provide immediate care without the gratification of knowing what happened to patients down the road. 
  • Professional development. Here at Interim HealthCare, we are committed to helping our employees continue to learn new skills and advance their careers. You'll have ample opportunity to grow here!

 

Career Changers

In particular, hospitality. retail and other industries have taken a massive hit as our country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. A new career in home care as a home health aide is perfect for those who are interested in transitioning to an exciting, rewarding role. It's an especially good fit for those who enjoy working with people! Here are just a few of the reasons why:
  • Flexibility. As we mentioned earlier, we all have busy lives, now more than ever. When you work in home care, you often have control and flexibility over your schedule, so that you can balance everything that's important to you -- family, friends, your health and work. 
  • Make a real difference. Every job is important, but it is incredibly rewarding to be personally involved in the health and happiness of those who need our help. The help of a home health aide keeps many seniors happy and healthy at home, rather than in a nursing home. Put more simply, working in home care just feels really GOOD! 
  • No day is the same. When you have a career in home care, every day is different. Your "office" is the homes of your clients. Rather than staring at a screen all day, you're on the road and visiting with client patients, chatting about their day and making a major impact. 
  • You're not stuck at a desk. To that point, rather than sitting at a desk all day, you're out in your community. It's very freeing, and getting a little sunshine during the day is most definitely good for the soul!
  • Companioship in a time of physical distancing. The realities of COVID-19 have come down especially hard on all of us who are physically distancing from friends and loved ones. Not only will you be providing companionship to seniors who are often very lonely, the companionship of your clients will be good for YOUR heart too.
  • Professional development. We are proud to offer additional learning opportunities to help you grow in your role as a home health aide. 

 

We'd be honored to have you on our team!

Here at Interim HealthCare, our franchises are located across the United States -- and we're hiring! If you join our team, you'll become part of a passionate group of home care professionals who truly care about making a difference in our communities. We'd love to have you on our team! To search for jobs at the Interim HealthCare location nearest you, visit our Careers page