Caregivers are in high demand, and we need to improve that. As more baby boomers become seniors, more caregivers are required to take care of this rapidly growing population of elderly individuals. Unfortunately, a caregiver crisis exists due to the lack of interest in the profession, leaving many seniors with limited care-taking options as they age. Why is that, however? Becoming a caregiver has a lot of hidden benefits that many are just unaware of. So let us uncover those hidden benefits and encourage others to help resolve this crisis hopefully.
Minimal Prerequisites Required
CHHA (certified home health aide) certification and state-approved training are typically the only things necessary for entry-level caregivers. Other qualifications, such as CPR, first aid, and a valid state driver’s license, may be required by some agencies.
A person could just attend a vocational training program and complete the course within weeks to months to acquire a CHHA certification. For instance, at E&S Academy, one could take a 76-hour online certification course and receive training through their partner, E&S Home Care Solutions.
Create New Relationships
The primary job function of a caregiver is to work closely with their client and their families. In doing so, caregivers tend to create close ties with their clients and their families, thus growing their network and making their jobs more enjoyable.
In the United States, there is a significant need for nursing professionals. Caregivers are anticipated to grow during the next ten to fifteen years. Certified home health aides earn a median income of $25,000 in the United States, with a 38% job growth forecast over the next ten years. You won’t have to be concerned about your job security.
Many Job Opportunities Available
As I previously mentioned, caregivers are in high demand, and home care agencies are constantly seeking new hires. For instance, at E&S Home Care Solutions, they currently have open positions available at all three of their locations: Lawrenceville, South Plainfield, and Elizabeth. So, the opportunities are endless as a caregiver, so why not invest in this career?