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Caretaker Job Overview

Working as a caretaker involves providing assistance and care for people who aren't able to care for themselves, whether due to old age or an injury. Caretakers are also called home health providers or care aides. Those who provide caretaking services of people typically work in aged care or with those who have special needs. They assist with tasks of daily living, such as bathing, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation for errands and/or doctor appointments.

Caretakers should be kind and compassionate and have skills in multi-tasking, attention to detail and communication. The position also requires the ability to lift and maneuver patients when they are unable to walk or lift themselves for bathing, feeding and dressing, so physical stamina is a must. Since a caretaker will be keeping the client on a schedule for meals, appointments and other care, he or she must also have good time management skills. Caretakers can work directly for one family or with an agency that provides care.

Caretaker Job Education Requirements

Most caretaker jobs will not require any formal education, but may include some training on the job. Jobs in caretaking might require some healthcare experience, especially if the job includes bathing and other tasks related to health and hygiene. However, some caretaker positions will only include certain duties, such as running errands and aiding clients in meal prep and housework, so this won't usually require education. On the job training might include emergency response, safety information for moving and assisting a person with limited mobility and information about any dietary restrictions. If either Medicaid or Medicare is paying for the caretaker services, the caretaker will have to pass a required certification exam. Most caretaker jobs do require a background check, since the employee will be working in a person's home.

Caretaker Job Market

As the baby boomer population continues to age, they will rely more heavily on the assistance of others. Additionally, health care needs continue to increase as more people have health insurance, so transportation to and from doctor's appointments will be necessary. The BLS predicts a growth of 69 percent in caretaker jobs by 2020, which is a much higher growth rate than typical jobs.

Caretaker Job Salary Information

Caretakers earned an average salary of $20,170 in 2012. Caretakers do have the option to advance, especially if they are willing to further their education and go into nursing, medical assisting and other areas of healthcare.

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Company Confidential Bethel, CT, 06801
CARETAKER/Property Manager for Greenwich, CT estate. Responsible for hands on maintenance of house & grounds & supervision of outside vendors. Includes completing daily checklists, shoveling snow, raking leaves, washing windows, simple plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting repairs, etc. May also include chauffeur driving. Caretaker will be expected to follow instructions of the offsite Faci...
ICU RN Registered Nurse - Northern, CA Position Summary: Valley Healthcare has immediate openings for ICU RN's all over Northern, CA-Sacramento, Santa Clara, Oakland, Richmond and more at one of the largest healthcare organizations in the state. There are day and night shifts available, and is 36 hours per week, 12 hours per day for 13 weeks. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possi...
Sales Professionals: take your practice to the next level Not all financial services companies are the same. Product offerings, producer support, ongoing training and marketing vary widely. With a MassMutual general agency, you’ll get all of these things and more. We want to help you get to the next level of success in your career. As a Financial Services Representative, you’ll be part of our en...
As a top producer, you’ve built a sizable practice delivering top value to your clients. Take your business to the next level. Consider affiliating with , a MassMutual general agency, where you will join an elite group of Financial Services Representatives who share your passion for excellence and benefit from a great support system. You’ll be part of an entrepreneurial system with the freedom to...
The shining star in this role should have: Passion for making a difference in people's lives Ability to prioritize, manage time and organize many moving parts Flexibility like a gymnast - okay, not literally. What we mean is someone who thrives in an environment that is constantly changing and will face new challenges head-on Demonstrated clinical assessment skills Minimum of 12 months' nursi...
RehabCare Mishawaka, IN
Description We are currently recruiting for a Physical Therapist. This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated health care professionals that pride themselves in providing quality resident care. Our facilities have a prominent reputation in the community for providing excellent rehabilitation services. Put your physical therapy skills to work where they're really need...
RehabCare Mishawaka, IN
Description We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapist Assistant. You will work in a team where you will provide quality, compassionate care in a secure setting. Under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist, you will implement the resident's Care Plan for rehabilitation. Help mentally and/or physically impaired residents to participate in tasks to restore, reinforce, and enh...
Alegent Creighton Health Omaha, NE
Sterile Processing Tech CUMC On Call Hours: take call Wed & Thurs 6pm - 12am, Sunday rotation every 7-8 weeks. - 1300031126 Description Alegent Creighton Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa with 11 acute care hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 A...
Catholic Health Initiatives Omaha, NE, 68102
Alegent Creighton Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa with 11 acute care hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 Alegent Creighton Clinic locations. As the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools, Alegent Creighton He...
Presence Resurrection Health Care Joliet, IL, 60432
**Weekend position working Friday, Saturday and Sunday SUMMARY The Intake Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the admission of the patient to home health services from the referral source. Performs this function through the communication with referral sources, ensuring that criteria for admission are met in accordance with established policies and procedures and within the scope o...
Come join our team in the beautiful Bay Area and work minutes from the rich Bay waters and enjoy the scenic setting all around you! Our hospital is seeking a very intelligent, high-quality RN to join our team in the Intensive Care Unit. At our hospital, we are the only source for immediate critical care and emergency response so this nurse must be able to adapt quickly. The pace of this ICU is a ...
Come join our nursing team in the beautiful Bay Area and work in our ICU! We are actively seeking a talented Registered Nurse to work a full-time assignment. This RN must have the ability to think quickly, along with provide the highest continuity of care possible. This nurse must truly care about their patients, as well as truly care about the impact that their nursing can have. Within our hospi...
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Registered Nurse with a background in The Intensive Care Unit. This nurse must be able to operate in a fast-pace environment while maintaining a clear train of thought. To achieve success, this nurse will need a strong work ethic along with the willingness to help people. South San Francisco is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, located ...
Our hospital is in the process of locating a qualified and personable Registered Nurse with experience in an ICU. The Mission City offers a delightful environment for one to gain an idea of how rewarding living in the Bay Area can be. We have recently welcomed the addition of Levi's Stadium and have been watching the growth of our little city happen right before our eyes. Within our hospital, an ...
Our hospital is looking to hire a qualified, highly-skilled Registered Nurse to join our innovative team in the Intensive Care Unit in the city of Mountain View, CA. Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and gets its name for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Today, many of the largest technology companies in the world are headquartered in...
We are currently in the market for a qualified, personable and talented Registered to join our team in one of the most beautiful regions that Northern California has to offer. The City of Monterey, CA is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast. One hour south of San Jose, the city of Monterey offers breathtaking views mixed with rich history. The city ha...
****This position is at the the Imaging Outpatient Center. The candidate will take call and fill in for Holidays/Vacations and work 1 day a week shift.***** Live and work near the beautiful Gulf Coast Beaches. Gulf Coast Medical Center is a 176 bed hospital and has earned the Joint Commission’s National Gold Seal of Approval for the spine, stroke and wound care programs. Additionally, the cancer ...
Embassy Suites Carolina, PR
A Hostess/Order Taker with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the prompt recognition and seating of all guests in outlets as assigned and assists the servers in providing attentive, courteous and efficient service to guests throughout their dining experience. Escorting guests to tables in the restaurant, monitoring the restaurant and all staff, maintaining a courteous and effici...
Hilton Hotels Corporation Carolina, VA, #00979
Host(ess)/ Order Taker-Temporary (Job Number: OPE02INO) Work Locations: El San Juan Resorts & Casino 6063 Isla Verde Ave Carolina #00979 A Hostess/Order Taker with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the prompt recognition and seating of all guests in outlets as assigned and assists the servers in providing attentive, courteous and efficient service to guests throughout thei...
Hilton Hotels Corporation Seattle, VA, 98188
Room Service Order Taker (Job Number: FOO01F9B) Work Locations: DoubleTree Seattle Airport 18740 International Boulevard Seattle 98188 Answers room service telephone and takes guests orders accurately in helpful, friendly, courteous and professional manner to ensure total guest satisfaction. Upsells sides, desserts and beverages to enhance profitability. Enters orders into computerized system...

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Home Health Aide


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