Caregiver Jobs in Wilkes-Barre, PA
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In a world of uncertainty, there are some things that are certain. There are roughly 50 million seniors in the United States. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, that number is expected to rise to approximately 100 million by 2060. Currently, three out of four seniors will use some sort of senior care service by the time they reach the age of 70. Given the current number of senior caregivers and the expected growth in senior numbers, the need for senior care is only going to increase. For individuals with a compassionate disposition who love knowing that they make a difference, being a senior caregiver may be the career path for which they were born.
Wilkes-Barre Caregiver Jobs
Comfort Keepers' caregivers are all employees of the company. That means each caregiver receives a competitive wage, performance-based bonuses, insurance, mileage reimbursement, a retirement plan, continuing education support, and shift differentials. For those who want to make a long-term career in senior care, Comfort Keepers loves to promote from within.
Caregivers work on a highly flexible schedule. Since care needs to be provided 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, there are opportunities to work that will fit into almost any schedule.
Since the key to successful senior care is ensuring seniors are happy, care is taken to match caregivers with seniors who will be a good match for them. This is essential since Comfort Keepers caregivers do not simply perform daily tasks. Comfort Keepers caregivers engage their senior clients on a personal level as part of Comfort Keepers' trademarked Interactive Caregiving model. When caregivers draw a senior into their own caregiving and provide companionship as well as physical support, the benefits to the senior are exponential. If the caregiver is a great match for the senior, the benefits to the caregiver will be just as great.
Comfort Keepers caregivers have the opportunity to specialize. Many people have a passion for serving certain segments of society. Some have a heart for those with dementia or Alzheimer's, others want to help those with diabetes, while others still may want to help those who are bedridden, in wheelchairs, of facing an end of life situation. Comfort Keepers serves seniors with these challenges and many, many more. Those who strongly desire to be trained in and provide specialized care will love the opportunities available to make a difference.
In short, the need for senior caregivers is only going to grow over the next several decades. For those with a passion for serving seniors, the time to start a career journey with Comfort Keepers is now.
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