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Caregiver Frequently Asked Questions

What does a caregiver do?

Caregivers are responsible for a variety of services and duties. Here are some that an in-home caregiver can provide to you or your loved ones:

  • Daily Living Assistance:
    • Meal Preparation
    • Light House Keeping
    • Medication Reminders
    • Companionship
    • Personal Care
  • Respite Care
  • Transportation

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What skills should a caregiver have?

Caregiving requires several personal, social, and professional skills to ensure clients get the care they need.

  • Communication
    • Strong communication skills go hand-in-hand with being a caregiver. Many senior clients require assistance with medication reminders, companionship, daily living activities and depend on day-to-day conversations to understand their care plan.
  • Empathy and Compassion
    • Empathy and Compassion are at the core of caregiving. Understanding clients’ emotions and providing sympathy and support is essential for providing proper care. By grasping what the client is going through, caregivers can reduce distress and connect with their clients personally.
  • Patience
    • Caregiving can be challenging, and the ability to calmy work through issues lets clients process their daily frustrations. Many clients are impatient, so putting yourself second and staying composed is essential to setting the mood for a successful care relationship.
  • Dependability
    • Clients rely on caregivers to live their day-to-day life and require dependable care professionals to achieve their care plan goals. Showing up on time to your shift, providing consistent quality care, and serving as a stable presence in their life makes clients feel tended to and appreciated.
  • Attentiveness
    • Many clients require a close eye on them to remain safe, healthy, and reassured. Supervising clients on the clock is a main responsibility of a caregiver and it is expected that caregivers remain attentive at all times.

Who qualifies as a caregiver?

If you are over the age of 18, and have experience providing care to a friend or family member or have worked professionally! If you do not have experience, ask us about our training programs, we connect our qualified applicants with the resources they need to develop their skills and credentials.

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Are caregivers in demand?

Caregivers are essential workers and will always be in demand. Here at 24 Hour Home Care, we look for new caregivers to join our team every day. To apply to become a caregiver, submit your information here: https://care.24hrcares.com/apply-to-become-a-caregiver

How do I become a caregiver with 24 Hour Home Care?

If you have caregivng experience, either with a loved one or professionally, simply apply! In some locations we offer an entry level training program to those with no experience looking to get into the field. For either, complete your application here!

Do you need a degree to become a caregiver?

Caregiving does not require a degree. However, 24 Hour Home Care and some other agencies require specialty trainings you must complete before you can start your first shift. If you join Team 24, 24 Hour Home Care provides this training at no cost.

How many hours do caregivers work?

Caregiving is a flexible job which is one of the reasons it’s appealing to many people. You choose your schedule, accept clients at your own pace, and make your own hours. It’s all up to you! 24 Hour Home Care works closely with all our caregivers to provide various care opportunities every day.

Do overnight caregivers sleep?

Depending on the client, caregivers may be expected to work throughout the night. Our commitment is to keep our clients and caregivers safe at all times. During night shifts you must be awake. However, it’s up to you which clients and schedules to take on. 24 Hour Home Care also offers respite care services to provide temporary relief if you are a long-term caregiver.

Why become a caregiver?

Being a caregiver is an extremely rewarding profession. You have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your clients and their families’. At 24 Hour Home Care, we live by our WHY: To impact people’s lives by making a difference every day. Our caregivers embody this principle because they assist clients in one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. Clients depend on their caregivers to continue living safely, one of the most important roles someone can fulfill.

Is caregiving a hard job?

Caregiving can be demanding and challenging, but also rewarding! Depending on the person, caregiving can prove to be a challenge due to client demands, a variety of responsibilities, and the requirement to have patience around the clock. However, there are few professions that create the close bond that many caregivers have with their clients. Just like with any position, there are pros and cons the individual must weigh before they commit.

What are in-home caregivers not allowed to do?

In-home caregivers are not allowed to provide medical assistance to clients. Some examples are wound care, medication administration and g-tube feedings. If the client has a need for medical care, not to worry, they will have a trained professional such as a home health care provider to assist with their needs.

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