Whether just examining homecare jobs or you’re in the process of applying for homecare jobs, writing a caregiver cover letter is a great way to show an employer why you want this job and why you are qualified for the position. Plus, many applicants don’t write a caregiver cover letter, so this simple little task will set you apart from the competition instantly!

1. State why you want to work as a caregiver

This is the most important part of your caregiver cover letter. Be sure to tell the employer why you want to work as a caregiver and why you want to work at their senior home care agency. Hiring managers look for caregivers, like you, who have a big heart and are passionate about helping others.

2. Don’t just regurgitate your caregiver resume

This is a common pitfall when writing a caregiver cover letter. Rather than restating your resume, use your cover letter to fill in the gaps of your resume. It’s ok to review your past experience, but include a short story or example from a past caregiver job that illustrates why you are the right applicant for the job. If you don’t have any caregiver training, consider taking a caregiver training program – courses are available in just a few hours online each week and they are very low cost.

3. Proofread and spellcheck

This is key! With the spellcheck tool, you don’t need to be a spelling bee champ to avoid typos. As for checking grammar and reviewing the overall flow of your caregiver cover letter, have a trusted friend or family member read over it. Don’t hesitate to ask for help; a fresh eye can catch errors that you might have missed. A well written, professional cover letter can give you a leg up in getting hired, but one with typos and errors can hurt your chances of landing that homecare job.

Have questions about writing a caregiver cover letter? Let us know! We’re here to help!

17 Responses to “How to Write a Caregiver Cover Letter”

  1. 36541

    Hi, My name is Shawntel Gerbier I want to know do you a sample of a cover letter fo caregiver.

  2. 145695

    Please send me a copy also of the cover letter–


  3. 296740

    Hi can u send me one also…thanx

  4. sara

    This resume is out of date for florida…if your in florida consult a workforce center…i would not have gotten a job with that resume just a fyi

  5. 883953

    Would you mind sending me also a. Copy? Please! Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

  6. Kelley Crosby

    Does anyone have a sample cover letter that you could send me please?

  7. Tawanda

    I have over 12years exp. In eldery care hha all ceu are updated of course not..

  8. 879281

    Can You Send Me One Also Please email is thanks

  9. Karenett Lyn McFrazier-Askew

    October 8, 2016

    Hello, could you email me a copy
    or sample of a caregiver – home health aide and nurse’s aide cover letter or template.

    Thank you

  10. Monday Burks

    Can someone send me a sample what a cover head should look like please

  11. 1653530

    Can u plz send me a copy of a caregiver -home aide cover letter thank u I would appreciate very much

  12. 2005292

    Could I please get a copy of a cna-hha cover head sample or template. Thx.

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