Take some time this November to honor the millions of skilled nurses, home health aides, therapists, and social workers who work tirelessly to help older adults and families.
Every day, home care professionals offer seniors a chance to do more than just sit around waiting for their next doctor appointment. They offer seniors a chance to take life by the horns and really make the most out of it- make the most out of the lives they were given.
And, without home care professionals cheering on, encouraging, listening to, and helping our seniors, our society would not be nearly the place it is today.
So this November, learn about what it means to be a caregiver, and what you can do to aid the caregiving community in its endless endeavor to help.
The Job of a Home Care Professional
The role of a home care professional is to help seniors and older adults live their best lives in the comfort of their own homes.
This may sound like a tall order, but that’s what makes being a caregiver so special. Caregivers don’t work with numbers or objects or intangible ideas. Caregivers work, day-in and day-out, with real people. Individuals who come with thoughts, feelings, ideas, values, and beliefs.
For caregivers, their work isn’t about making another sale or reeling in another customer. Their work is about making real, beneficial impacts on the lives of their patients and families. Home care professionals strive to connect and understand their patients socially and emotionally so that they can help their patients whole-heartedly.
Tasks of a Home Care Professional
There are many types of home care professionals, all offering different services and assistance.
The most commonly used home care professional is a home health aide. Home health aides are trained in carrying out a wide variety of tasks, such as dressing, transportation, meal prep, housekeeping, grocery shopping, toileting, medication reminders, and more.
More specialized home care professionals can offer other medical specific and health specific services such as skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Help Honor the Home Care Communities This Month
Get involved this November by learning, listening, and sharing.
Spread the word, and let all your friends and family know of the incredible job that caregivers do each and every day to help our loved ones. And, if you know any friends or family who are caregivers- give them a call and just thank them for all the hard work that they do.
Become a Home Health Aide Today
One of the best things you can do to show your support for the home care and hospice care communities is joining the field!
Help continue the work and legacy of millions of home care professionals by becoming a home health aide.
At VMT Home Health Agency, we’re always looking to take on new and rising talent. When you sign on with us, we’ll give you the tools necessary to be the best caregiver you can be. We provide all our caregivers with comprehensive training, career management, field service, and 24-hour on call services.
If you’re looking for your next big, meaningful career move, download your free brochure here and give us a call at 202-282-3004.