Care Taker Jobs

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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Position Description: JOB SUMMARY: This position has primary responsibility as the primary point of delivering Seeking Safety Intervention Services to Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) and adults, who are diagnosed with PTSD or have histories of both trauma and substance abuse, residing in targeted communities within Riverside County (Banning through Indio). This position has the responsibility for l...
Chapters Health System Tampa, FL, 33602
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey.From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with li...
Chapters Health System Auburndale, FL, 33823
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey.From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with li...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, this on-call CNA performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and proce...
Description NOW offering a SIGN ON BONUS! POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare poli...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. $2,500 Si...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL...
Description: For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work. (sm) The Manager of Case Management is responsible for: Clinical operations across the continuum of care (assessing, planning,...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL...
Description Our health center provides quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapies to our customers. We value the skills, dedication and compassion our certified nursing assistants provide to our resident population. The ideal Extendicare Certified Nursing Assistant has these character qualities and skills: · responds appropriately to requests for service · displays courtesy and ...
Description Looking specifically for qualified CNAs to join our team for second shift full time opportunities. Our health center is located about 15 minutes west of Indianapolis and you could have an easy commute if you join our team. Our health center provides quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapies to our customers. We value the skills, dedication and compassion our certifie...
Description Our health center provides quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapies to our customers. We value the skills, dedication and compassion our certified nursing assistants provide to our resident population. The ideal Extendicare Certified Nursing Assistant has these character qualities and skills: · responds appropriately to requests for service · displays courtesy and ...
Description WeWe We We are offering a signing bonus for qualified hires, the time is right to join our team! Are you a caring, compassionate person? Are you currently certified as a nursing assistant with the State? Are you focused on serving others so they may enjoy a high quality of life? If you answered yes to all three questions, we want to know more about you, please click the “apply now...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. $5,000 Si...
Description We are looking for full time CNAs for night shift to compliment our professional nursing team. If you are interested in joining a great team, working this preferred shift, please apply now. Our health center provides quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapies to our customers. We value the skills, dedication and compassion our certified nursing assistants provide to ou...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the assigned LPN/LVN or RN Unit Manager, performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social, and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures. $2,000 Si...

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Home Health Aide

Salaries

$14,560.00 - $31,200.00
Typical Salary for Home Health Aide
(280 Respondents)
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Education / Training

High School
27.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
25.4%
Associates
14.3%
Bachelor's
11.6%
Certification
11.2%
Vocational
4.5%
Some High School Coursework
4%
(224 Respondents)
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