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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Title: Caretaker/Housekeeper (FT) Milwaukee, WI City: Milwaukee Property: Florist Gardens/Teweles Seed Tower As the largest provider of affordable housing in the Upper Midwest, CommonBond Communities has been building and sustaining homes with services to families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities since 1971. We combine affordable housing with on-site Advantage Services with a goal ...
Position Title: Site Caretaker Accountable To: Regional Housing Manager Date Approved: October 25, 2000 Objective: To perform general cleaning and maintenance of a multi-unit apartment building. To assist in communication of ASI information with residents, as instructed. Specific Responsibilities: *1. Maintain a clean and safe environment for building residents, their guests, employees, and ...
Accessible Space, Inc. a national non-profit provider of housing for individuals with disabilities is seeking an experienced Full Time Site Caretaker/Building Maintenance for our location in Kansas City, Kansas (Meadow Lark Lane). Newer building (32 units) 2 bedroom apartment available at reduced cost ($300.00) Site Caretaker duties include, but not limited to: Minor maintenance, cleaning, apa...
F/T Small Animal Caretaker Sun-Thurs. 8am - 5pm. $10/hr. Boyertown area. 610-845-7673...
Position Title: Site Caretaker Accountable To: Regional Housing Manager Date Approved: October 25, 2000 Objective: To perform general cleaning and maintenance of a multi-unit apartment building. To assist in communication of ASI information with residents, as instructed. Specific Responsibilities: *1. Maintain a clean and safe environment for building residents, their guests, employees, and ...
Company Confidential Levittown, PA, 19054
CARETAKER - (2) P/T Needed immediately for 81 yr old female. Call David: 215-946-3008...
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 is seeking a Part-Time Property Caretaker/Maintenance for our location in Kalispell, MT General 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 entry areas. Perform minor building and unit maintenance repa...
Accessible Space, Inc. a national non-profit provider of housing for individuals with disabilities is seeking an experienced Full Time Site Caretaker/Building Maintenance for our location in St Paul, MN. Site Caretaker duties include, but not limited to: Minor maintenance, cleaning, apartment turns, etc. Availability to complete general work responsibilities Monday through Friday between the ho...
Company Confidential Chesterfield, MO, 63005
Farm Manager and Property Caretaker Needed for a farm in St. Louis, County Missouri. We are looking for an experienced, reputable, hard-working, loyal, dedicated, careful, conscientious person to work on our farm as well as assist in some commercial property maintenance. This is a full-time position with potential healthcare benefits and is from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. There are pot...
APARTMENT CARETAKER TEAM - PART TIME 2 years experience in apartment caretaking a must. Cleaning, light maintenance, leasing. Must live on-site & pass criminal background check. 651-457-6131...
Thies & Talle Management is now hiring a part-time Caretaker (appx 20 hours/week) to work at our apartment community located in Elk River, MN. Caretaking duties include light yard maintenance and cleaning of apartment turnovers. There are some nights and weekends required as well. Must be reliable. Equal Opportunity Employer. SUMMARY: The person in the Caretaker position provides cleaning and min...
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34109
Property Manager/caretaker for Local Naples estate property. Job requires good carpentry and mechanical skills as well as good communication and organizational skills. Candidate must poses valid drivers license and dependable transportation. Excellent pay for qualified candidate. email resume to *****...
Live-In Caretaker Personal Home Frisco, TX Prefer female Caretaker for elderly woman. 10 hrs a week of breaks. Access to cell phone & computer. Pays $1800 per month. Meals included. Off Sundays & Mondays. Call: 972-841-0138 or 972-768-6669 The Dallas Morning News - 02/22/2015...
MAINTENANCE CARETAKERS NEEDED: IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!! - Mid-size manufacturing company in Berea, OH is seeking (2) individuals for plant maintenance and cleaning. You will be a part of a growing maintenance department and will carry the primary responsibility for keeping the entire facility in tip-top condition. Prime focus will be on the manufacturing area, from floor to ceiling, from wall to wall....
Part time Customer Service/ Canine Caretaker Position! Pet Me Scratch Me is a 9+ year old locally owned business involving all aspects of pet care. We are currently looking for an energetic, dog-loving, professional individual. This position is responsible for all aspects of operations including dog care, customer service, retail sales/stocking, store and equipment maintenance, and cleaning. Hours...
Seasonal Caretaker in Lander, WY. Annual from 5/15 to 10/31. Riding & working with horses, equipment maintenance, lawn care, gardening, basic plumbing & electrical work, handyman skills, property security. Must have pleasant personality to interface with guests. Wages (DOE), housing, and utils. Send resume, work refs., and salary requirements to: PO Box 982980, Park City, UT 84098. Application mu...
Animal Caretaker – Coon Rapids, MN Kelly Services is currently seeking an Animal Caretaker for one of our top clients in Coon Rapids, MN. This is a part-time 2-year contract position, 16-40 hours/ week (average 24), Saturday and Sunday are part of regular work week. There is a 4-week training period, Monday-Friday. This is a great opportunity for kennel assistants or current veterinary technicia...
Position Title: Pet Caretaker - Cat or Dog Reports To: Pet Facility Team Lead – Cat or Dog Location: Thompsons Station, TN Purpose of Role: The focus of this role is to provide daily care for the pets within the MARS Petcare Feeding Facility including cleaning of the facilities and implementation of the environmental enrichment programs. Principal Accountabilities: This position may include ...
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...

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