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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Thies & Talle Management is now hiring a part-time Caretaker (appx 20 hours/week) to work at an apartment community located in Helena, MT. Caretaking duties include cleaning building common areas, 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 positi...
Thies & Talle Management is now hiring a part-time Caretaker (appx 20 hours/week) to work at an apartment community located in Hibbing, MN. Caretaking duties include cleaning building common areas, 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 posit...
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...
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...
PART TIME PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER Pines Apartments of Washington We are seeking a dependable, self-motivated person. Various duties include, rent collections, basic office skills helpful, Maintenance coordination, hall cleaning, vacant unit cleaning Send resume to: Pines Apartments of Washington 2250 W 86th St., Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46260 Or fax to (317)876-2062 rjwellsmgmt@...
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...
CARETAKER for a 8-unit apartment complex in Black River Falls for Developmentally Disabled Persons. Duties include general cleaning, sidewalk snow removal, general maintenance, apartment turnovers and good tenant relations. Background in social work a plus. For an application contact Shawnda at Impact Seven, Inc. 1-800-685-9353 Equal Opportunity Employer...
Accessible Space, Inc.a national non-profit provider of housing is seeking a Part-Time Property Caretaker/Maintenance for one of our locations in Bozeman, MT. General Property Caretaker 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 buildin...
Company Confidential Franklin, IN, 46131
Animal Caretaker Large boarding kennel is seeking an experienced mature, self-directed, hard working, observant animal caretaker. Split shifts, holidays and weekends a must. Pay based on experience. Will train the right person. Email resume to: kennel2014@ earthlink.net...
Accessible Space, Inc.a national non-profit provider of housing is seeking a Part-Time Property Caretaker/Maintenance for one of our locations in Austin, MN. General Property Caretaker 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...
Are you an energetic, motivated, independent worker? If you are, you just might be the person we are looking for to become part of our dedicated veterinary team. We are a fast-paced, two doctor practice that prides itself on teamwork and a warm, caring approach toward our clients and patients. Must be available for some morning, afternoon, and weekend shifts. If you are experienced in working wi...
Thies & Talle Management is now hiring a fulltime Caretaker to work at a 3 apartment communities located in Owatonna & Faribault, MN. Caretaking duties include light yard maintenance and cleaning of apartment turnovers and common areas. There are some nights and weekends required as well. Must be reliable. Equal Opportunity Employer. SUMMARY: The person in the Caretaker position provides cleaning...
Thies & Talle Management is now hiring a part-time Caretaker (appx 20 hours/week) to work at our apartment communities located in St. Cloud, MN. Caretaking duties include cleaning building common areas, 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 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 Waterloo, IA, 50701
Family owned farrow to finish hog farm looking for an enthusiastic and hard working individual for a position as a Wean to Finish Pig Caretaker. Daily responsibilities will include providing individual pig care, ensuring feed and water availability, and managing barn air quality. Team members will be required to assist with loading pigs in and out of barns and helping with minor site maintenance t...
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...
PRIVATE BERKSHIRE ESTATE Seeks an experienced, live-in Caretaker Team to maintain household & property. This is a full-time, year round position. The successful candidates will have experience with housekeeping, gardening, pool, grounds & general maintenance. Security & general handyperson services as needed. Qualified applicants should send a detailed resume with at least 3 business references & ...
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...
The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health combines public/population health, international medicine, wildlife and conservation medicine and infectious disease teaching and research. The department’s goal is to improve human, animal and ecosystem health locally, nationally and internationally. Investigators within Infectious Diseases are interested in studying the pathogenesis and deve...
Animal Caretaker Los Angeles, CA Duties: These positions are located in the Veterinary Medical Unit (VMU) of the Research Service at the VA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Animal Caretaker is responsible for the care and maintenance of a variety of species of laboratory animals which includes mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. Duties include, but may not be limited to the following: Fee...

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