But, did you know that home care provides three unexpected benefits, too?
In the home health world, myths run rampant about what home care is and is not.
This article will dispel some of the myths about home care to illustrate what home care really is.
The focus of care for the elderly often revolves around physical needs. That is the most obvious because you can see when a person can’t walk or needs help with personal care.
What is often disregarded is the emotional and social support.
Losing your independence is a very traumatic experience and can have a profound effect on the quality of life a person leads. It could be something as simple as doing a crossword puzzle, playing checkers, or having a conversation about current events.
The type of activity does not matter as long as it engages the mind.
The best way to provide emotional and social support is to have a companion. This could be a friend, family member, or caregiver that can go and spend time with the person.
If you feel like it’s time to leave your nursing job, you’re probably not the only one.
Turnover rates in long-term care range from 55-75 percent for nurses and aides, and all the way up to more than 100 percent for aides alone.
In other words, switching careers in this industry is fairly common.
There are two questions: Should you leave your current job at a nursing home? And, should you pursue a career in home health?
Getting a new job doesn’t necessarily mean that a traditional 9-to-5 is in your future.
In fact, many jobs exist that don’t require traditional hours. This flexibility allows you to take care of your family, work a second job, or just set your own pace.
Here are seven career paths that offer a greater selection of times to work so that you can fulfill your wishes.
If you view caregiving as a calling, you are likely compassionate, patient, and have a desire to help others.
You are the type of person we’d like to have on our team as a home service worker or home health aide.
Home service workers provide the necessary daily activities for a person to stay in their home, such as cooking, cleaning, and basic personal cares.
Home health aides or CNAs, on the other hand, provide more skilled personal care under the supervision of a nurse on top of the duties a home service worker offers.
We’re looking to fill both type of roles, and here’s what we provide in return.
It’s easy to find a job that you can work for, but what about a job that can work for you? It’s not hard to fall into the trap of working for a company or other employer where you don’t feel you fit, simply for the sake of a paycheck. It takes away from time with your family, and it can be physically or mentally exhausting.
That’s no way to live, and at Spoon River Home Health, we don’t want you to live that way either.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the job or career that will be a lifelong partner to you. In some cases, it’s downright impossible. There are people all over the country, even the world, that have more than one job. It works for some people, and for others it does not.
Let’s consider some of the benefits of working multiple jobs, and then consider those of working one “career” position.