Who works in home care?
Posted: 10/8/2020 8:00 AM by
Many of us have an awful lot on our minds right now. After all, there's a LOT going on! And with so much seemingly in flux, your job and career may also be something that you've been thinking about lately.
On top of that, maybe you've seen the headlines lately talking about home care. With more people -- especially seniors and those with medical conditions -- staying home to be safe and avoid possible coronavirus exposure, there are more people than ever who need help in their homes. The home care industry -- and particularly all of us across the country who are a part of the Interim HealthCare team -- are prepared and excited to continue caring for Americans who want and need to stay happy and healthy at home.
But for you, the stakes are also pretty high. Maybe you're a healthcare worker who is burned out. You're looking for more flexibility, and more one-on-one patient care.
Or perhaps you're a service or hospitality worker who is struggling to find work with everything going on. Maybe you're looking for something more. More of a career. An opportunity to use your natural caregiving tendencies and strong people skills to help others.
We invite YOU (yes, you!) to become a part of the home care industry. We would love to have you join the Interim HealthCare team!
The home care industry is filled with skilled, professional, compassionate people. There are a variety of roles that, depending on your background, experience and goals, can offer a rewarding career opportunity (with lots of growth and learning opportunities, especially here at Interim HealthCare).
So...who works in home care?
Here are some of the most common types of professionals who work in home care:
Home Health Aides
A career as a home health aide is perfect for those who naturally care for others. Oftentimes, home health aides have cared for a loved one suffering from illness, or are simply the "one" in their family or friends who others lean on when they need help or are sick.
A home health aide career offers an excellent opportunity for someone with a background outside of healthcare to move into home care and start working in a powerful, meaningful role. And it's extremely accessible -- no formal education is required, and you'll learn from experienced pros. You will require state-approved health training, though, so that you can perform some of the most common duties of a home health aide, including:
* Performing vitals checks
* Infection control
* Emergency procedures
* Provide basic care
At its core, a home health aide helps perform the tasks of daily living that help seniors and those with special needs stay happy and healthy at home. Oftentimes, a home health aide augments or takes some of the pressure off of a family caregiver. Sounds like the right job for you? You're made for this -- and we'd love to have you join our team!
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Everyone knows that nurses are superheroes! And now more than ever, the world is recognizing the incredible contributions of these heroes.
RNs, LPNs, LVNs -- our clients across the country need nurses to help them with important tasks like:
* Health assessments
* Disease and treatment education
* Wound care
* Post-operative care
* Dressing changes
And SO much more.
Our team is comprised of many nurses who left the stress and rigidity of hospitals or medical offices. They were looking for more flexibility, autonomy and most importantly, the opportunity to build real, one-on-one relationships with their patients.
Both the nurses on our team -- and especially their patients -- are incredibly grateful!
If you're looking for a change, or for an opportunity to get back to what made you fall in love with nursing in the first place, we invite you to join our team. ❤️
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
CNAs, also known as nursing assistant, nurse's aides and personal care assistants (PCAs), are powerhouse medical professionals who provide compassionate, skilled care to our home care patients across the country.
CNAs require certification, as they offer forms of medical care that require medical training, like wound care, motion exercises, blood or urine collection, assistant with patient transport and more.
Much like nurses, CNAs can sometimes experience burnout in hospitals and other high-stress settings. The flexibility and one-on-one relationships that come with a CNA career in home care offer rewarding and personally-gratifying career opportunities. And at Interim HealthCare, we offer continued growth and education opportunities to help our team stay at the top of their game.
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Who works in home care? YOU!
These are just SOME of the roles available for professionals in home care (and here at Interim HealthCare). From administrative roles, to physical and occupational therapy, hospice and much more, there is a diverse range of opportunities available. We'd love for you to join our team -- after all, you're made for this! Search our current openings now to find the right home care job for you.