Why I want to be a senior home caregiver

Our certified caregivers at Homecare West work hard to provide the best possible senior home care services. As one of our caregivers mentioned, being a caregiver can be challenging and takes a lot of patience.

We asked our home caregivers why they chose to be a caregiver. Below are four different responses.

Caregiver M.J.:

I decided to be a senior home care aide for a million reasons. I feel so happy when I’m working with them. I like to make everything ready so they are comfortable and ensure they are okay. I like to be with them, spend time with them, and see them happy. I try my best to build a strong friendship with my clients.

Caregiver S.F.:

The importance of caregiving for me as a whole is to assist or provide services for people who require help with their daily needs and other requirements that improve the well-being of the client. It doesn’t matter who the client is, the most important thing is to give good, quality care. When I say quality care, I don’t mean having a high standard of qualification. What I mean is quality care that a caregiver provides to the client that comes from the heart.

Being a senior home caregiver, either a family caregiver or a hired caregiver, is a tough and challenging job. You have to have the patience and empathy to help people in their most vulnerable states. My ultimate goal as a caregiver is to improve the client’s quality of life. I want to deliver my services in a kind, sensitive and understanding manner, provide comfort, encouragement, and independence as well as promote the client’s self-respect with compassion and care.

Caregiver A.B.:

I decided to work in the health care field when my mom became very ill. After spending hours on end in the hospital, I pictured myself caring for the sick, and elderly. My mom said I would be great at it and that I would make a difference in the health care community.

Growing up in a small town of 1500 people where the majority was elderly, I always helped them whenever I could. They all felt like family. Being a senior home care aide reminds me of being back home, giving back and helping one small community at a time. A lot of people tell me they wouldn’t be able to do my job, but I love it and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Caregiver F.E.:

Caregiving is important to me. The reason why I chose this career path is because of my 95 year old grandmother who inspired me to live life to the fullest.

I have been working in this field for 4 years and I don’t regret it at all. I love to attend workshops and training to improve and share what I learned with my grandmother and to the elderly that I usually care for. For me, caregiving is a way of appreciating life and giving back.

At Homecare West, we continually invest in training our caregivers because we want them to have the most updated knowledge and help them provide the best possible care. We also offer a competitive salary, health care benefits, paid sick leave and specialized training such as dementia care. If you are interested in working at Homecare West, visit our career page.