Caretaker Jobs

Caretaker Job Overview

Caretaker jobs within the healthcare industry can range from home health aides to personal care jobs. Home health and personal care aides provide routine, individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and applying topical medication for the elderly, people with disabilities, or residents of a care facility. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check their vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.

A typical day might involve:

  • Helping clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
  • Providing basic health-related services according to a client’s individual needs, such as checking their vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times
  • Light housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes or vacuuming in a client’s home
  • Organizing a client’s schedule and planning appointments for them
  • Arranging transportation to a doctor's office or for other event
  • Shopping for groceries and preparing meals to a client’s dietary specifications
  • Providing companionship

Caretaker Job Education Requirements

There aren't any formal education requirements for caretakers, but most have a high school diploma. In some states, the only requirement for employment is on-the-job training, which employers generally provide. However, those who work for a certified home health or hospice agency must get formal training — available from a community college or vocational school — and pass a standardized test.

Home health aides may also be trained in housekeeping tasks, such as cooking for clients who have special dietary needs. They also learn basic safety techniques, including how to respond to emergency situations.

Caretaker Job Market

Home health aides filled over 875,000 jobs in 2012. Employment of all home health aides is projected to grow a whopping 48 percent in the next 10 years. As baby-boomers get older and the elderly population grows, the demand for caretakers to provide assistance and companionship will continue to rise. The older population tends to have more health problems, thus needing help with daily activities.

Many elderly and disabled clients rely on home care as a less expensive alternative to nursing homes or hospitals. Those clients who need help with everyday tasks and household chores can reduce their medical expenses by returning to their homes to receive the care they need.

Caretaker Job Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income for medical caretakers was $22,050 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,600 and the top 10 percent earned more than $29,250.

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CARETAKER Caretaker for small ranch and animals/dogs, horses. Salary and housing provided. Non-smokers and no drinking. References required. Call 432-413-2861...
Company Confidential Yankeetown, FL, 34498
Bonita Club One Bonita Club Road Yankee Town, FL 34498 Bonita Club Caretakers Job Description The Bonita Club is a Private Club made up of over 100 Men from Marion County that enjoy fishing and the outdoors. The Club has been in existence for over 100 years and has a rich history of fishing and fellowship. It is a place for members to get away for a day or so from everyday life and enjoy fishi...
Accessible Space, Inc.a national non-profit provider of housing for individuals with disabilities is seeking a Part-Time Property Caretaker for our location in Bloomington & St Paul (split between two sites). General Care Taker duties include, but not limited to: Clean and maintain the common areas of the building interior, as well as the building’s exterior grounds including the parking, sidewal...
Family owned Texas Panhandle ranch looking for full time caretaker for ranch headquarters. Responsibilities include housekeeping, laundry, some cooking, and no ranch work. Must be able to communicate with ranch staff. Housing, utilities, and other benefits included. References required. Email resume to ***** or fax to 806.371.7823...
ANIMAL CARETAKER /GROOMING ASSISTANT. Must love dogs. PT days, nights & weekends. Apply Debbies Doghouse, 6677 Walmore, Niagara Falls....
Caretaker couple needed for exclusive private fishing club outside of Gunnison, Colorado. On-site recently renovated living quarters provided. 2 person team needed to coordinate with members, enhance fishery, maintain property, prevent trespassing, and oversee upkeep of residences and Club House. Knowledge of stream management, fishing, farm equipment, brush control, mowing, handyman work, and min...
HELP WANTED Caretaker for handicapped man in wheelchair. Day Shift 7-3. 40 hr. week. Duties include: hygiene, meal preparation, medication and taking to appointments. Email resume or qualifications to ***** or mail to Caretaker c/o Daily Journal, PO Box 9-88, Park Hills, MO 63601...
Girl Scouts of WI—Badgerland Council is looking to hire an onsite Resident Caretaker to provide year-round security, complete specific maintenance tasks and support scheduling and delivery of Girl Scout programs at Camp Ehawee located in LaCrosse County, WI in exchange for housing and utilities. Flexible, part-time hours with potential for additional hours. Learn more and apply today! www.gsbadg...
CARETAKER Fulltime caretaker position on Bainbridge for couple beginning April 1st. Salary and onsite cottage. Send inquiry and resume to: Mark Simmons, 318 1st Avenue South, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98104 Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Palm Beach, FL, 33480
GARDENER/CARETAKER Full Time For large Estate. Gardening and Property Maintenance Experience needed. Plumbing, Painting, Electrical knowledge a plus. English Speaking. Email resumes to *****...
Accessible Space, Inc.a national non-profit provider of housing for individuals with disabilities is seeking a Full-Time Property Caretaker for our locations in Burnsville (split between two sites). General Care Taker duties include, but not limited to: Clean and maintain the common areas of the building interior, as well as the building’s exterior grounds including the parking, sidewalk and entr...
The Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Skidmore College invites applications for a part-time (20 hrs./wk), 12 month Laboratory Animal Caretaker. The Animal Caretaker is a critical participant in the maintenance and management plan for the College's census of laboratory animals used both in research and instruction. The successful candidate will provide primary support for the aviaries, amphibian...
Estate Caretaker Live in full-time position as Caretaker II for the buildings and grounds on one of the finest estates in Northern California. This is a full time year round labor intensive/demanding position-Job duties include the supervision and direction of staff and contractors; interior and exterior building maintenance including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, water systems, landscaping an...
Rest Area Caretakers Reliable individuals needed for custodial and grounds-keeping positions 2nd and 3rd shifts weekdays at ODOT roadside rest areas on I-77 Bath-area, I-76 Rootstown/Edinburg-area or I-271 Richfield-area. Required to work some weekends (various shifts). Required to work inside and outside. Must have reliable transportation and pass a background check. Starting wage $8.10/hr. Plea...
Department of Veterans Affairs New York, NY
The Cemetery Caretaker performs jobs requiring mainly manual skills and physical strength. Performs a variety of tasks, such as operating small tractors and riding lawn mowers; transplanting shrubs; digging graves to the proper level; cutting and removing sod, tamping and leveling dirt using hand and power tools; digging and squaring graves using pneumatic equipment, picks and shovels; assisting i...
The Cemetery Caretaker performs jobs requiring mainly manual skills and physical strength. Performs a variety of tasks, such as operating small tractors and riding lawn mowers; transplanting shrubs; digging graves to the proper level; cutting and removing sod, tamping and leveling dirt using hand and power tools; digging and squaring graves using pneumatic equipment, picks and shovels; assisting i...
Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at USAMRIID . If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team. We are currently seeking a Biocontainment Animal Caretaker for the Frederick, Maryland area. RESPONSIBILIT...
Temporary Cemetery Caretakers Fort Gibson, OK Duties: The Cemetery Caretaker performs jobs requiring mainly manual skills and physical strength. Performs a variety of tasks, such as operating small tractors and riding lawn mowers; transplanting shrubs; excavating graves to the proper level; cutting and removing sod, tamping and leveling dirt using hand and power tools; excavating and squaring g...
The Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Skidmore College invites applications for a part-time (20 hrs./wk), 12 month Laboratory Animal Caretaker. The Animal Caretaker is a critical participant in the maintenance and management plan for the College's census of laboratory animals used both in research and instruction. The successful candidate will provide primary support for the aviaries, amphibian...
Woodlands Wildlife Refuge Pittstown, NJ
Description Since 1986 Woodlands has been dedicated to the care and release of orphaned and injured wild animals. Our goal is the release of these animals back to their natural habitats as well functioning wildlife. Woodlands is also dedicated to providing education to the general public regarding our wild neighbor's habits and habitats. As a 501c3 charitable organization, Woodlands depends on th...

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Home Health Aide

Salaries

$14,560.00 - $31,200.00
Typical Salary for Home Health Aide
(280 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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