Although the number of people who have filed for unemployment has grown significantly, there are jobs available in light industrial work and home care. Medical jobs are unique and varied. For some, years of education are required, While the requirement for others is a desire to help people and a high school education.
Advancing medical knowledge has led to a rising number of people who are living longer with chronic diseases, such as heart disease, arthritis, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes. For many, additional help at home is all that’s needed.
Many families are finding it difficult to take care of their own children and their parents. For this reason, there are a number of home health aides and caregivers for the elderly opportunities available throughout the Eastern Massachusetts area.
What Does a Home Health Care Worker Do?
Home health aides are responsible for caring for people with chronic diseases or disabilities. Many are elderly and require care to remain at home. Yet, being a home health aide is more than giving assistance. Many find building trust with the patient and family and serving as the eyes and ears for other health professionals are some of the most rewarding aspects of their career.
Home health aides help their patients with activities of daily living, such as eating, brushing their teeth, changing dressings, or bathing. Most people who enjoy this work are social individuals who thrive on being around other people and exhibit a kind and generous heart. Families are looking for people who are independent, stable, and genuine to care for their family members.
Caregivers can also be homemakers which is a position that does not require certification or further education after high school. Responsibilities include planning and preparing meals, light housekeeping, laundry, and some shopping. For many elderly people, a homemaker is an essential part of the plan to stay home. Without this type of help, some seniors need to move into assisted living facilities.
What Are the Qualifications for a Certified Nurse Assistant?
Certified nursing assistants also provide basic care such as grooming, feeding, and bathing. Their responsibilities also include checking vital signs and assisting registered nurses with medical equipment. Certified nursing assistants can work in hospitals, nursing facilities, community care centers, and at home. This position requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent along with the completion of a 6- to 12-week CNA certificate.
Certified nursing assistants are sometimes called nursing assistants or nurses’ aides, depending on the facility. They are vital to the daily operation of facilities as well as the care of the elderly. Compassion and skill help reduce stress in those who are sick and unable to take care of themselves.
CNA’s often develop a close bond with their patients as they spend time and effort to help them recover or stay home. This is an entry-level position in the medical field, which gives you a perspective on the type of work required if you choose to go to nursing school.
Are You Ready? We Are!
This is a perfect time and opportunity to move into healthcare and test the waters with Anodyne. If you feel you are a good fit to help care for others, we have job openings waiting for you. Call our recruiters today – you’ll be working before you know it!