Have you always wanted a job in which you can give back to your community in Grand Rapids, help others in need, and meet interesting people? Consider a career working in senior care. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a rising need for qualified senior care workers passionate about helping older people during vulnerable times in their lives. Read through the information below to learn more about this career, and contact us with any questions!
Growing Need for Care Workers
Aging people will always need specific forms of care. Due to the pandemic and decreased immigration to Michigan during the past few years, the need for care workers is at an all-time high. If you are an individual looking for a stable job with great opportunities for career growth, being a senior care worker can provide you with advancement opportunities and the emotional fulfillment that comes from performing a job with purpose.
Job Availability and Security
When you choose to work in senior care, you have an enormous opportunity to improve another person’s quality of life. It’s often difficult for seniors to make their voices heard among a confusing healthcare system, medical problems, and general symptoms of aging. Senior care workers can listen to their clients and discern what they need.
Many Career Options Working in Senior Living
Working in senior care won’t lock you into one specific career. As one in five US citizens will be over the age of 65 by 2050, it’s a big field with many growth opportunities. Check out the career choices below to learn more about how your goals may fit into the picture.
Exploring Careers Working With the Elderly
There are many ways to work with the elderly, and not all of them involve administering medical care or nursing. Most importantly, there is a job for every skill and education level in this field. If you want to work with the elderly, you should evaluate your capacity for empathy, ability to remain patient in trying situations, and skill for helping others stay positive about their future. If you’re interested in elder care, consider the career options below:
- Certified nurse’s assistant
- Home health aide
- Nurse (licensed practical nurse or registered nurse)
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Speech therapist
You may have the option of working part-time or full-time, and many of these careers can transition into more advanced positions with a higher level of responsibility. For example, students in nursing programs may find entry-level positions as nurse’s aides as they complete their studies, while various types of graduate students may choose to complete their final-year internships in speech therapy or counseling with seniors before moving into a paid position. Audiology is set to experience major growth in the coming years as many new seniors will need hearing tests, hearing aids, and diagnoses of hearing-related problems.
Start Your Future in Senior Care in Michigan Today with Elders Helpers
If you are a patient, empathetic person who enjoys getting to know senior citizens and helping them to improve their daily lives, we’d love to talk with you about working in senior care. At Elders’ Helpers, we specialize in all types of senior care at home, including homemaking, personal care, medication management, transportation, and hospice services. Get in touch with us to learn more about our senior care philosophy and apply for open positions.
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