At myCNAjobs, we work directly with senior home care agencies that are recruiting caregivers from our community every day. Each agency has their own live-in caregiver program, which may vary from company to company and state to state.

Typical caregiver duties are similar across live in caregiver programs and will include client transportation, emotional support, assistance with preparing meals in the client’s kitchen, bathing, grooming, and following a detailed care plan that was likely developed by an RN assigned to the account.

Although caregiver duties are fairly standard for many live in caregiver programs, a day in the life a live-in caregiver varies greatly based on the health of the patient, emotional state, and often times, the patient’s comfort level. When someone is in pain, we’ve found it’s directly correlated to their level of crabbiness. It’s unfortunate, but something we can all understand. And this is why one of the biggest roles of a live in caregiver program is empathy and understanding!!

If you’re considering seeking live in caregiver programs in your area and you want to brush up on your skills to give yourself a leg-up during the interview process, checkout live-in caregiver training or other local resources.

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31 Responses to “Live-In Caregiver Program, A Day In The Life”

  1. Aisha Cusic

    I’m looking for a job willing to start as soon as possible client just passed. Was with her for 8 year’s. Did live in for the last 4 years.

    • Kim

      Craigslist has alot, also Homestead senior care is always hiring, and Right at Home is always hiring. Good luck. Zkim

  2. Brittany Allen

    Im looking fir work.i am a great person to live in give caee to some one

  3. 191595

    Im looking for JOB AS a CNA have over 20yrs experience. And as a med tech

  4. 244792

    looking for care givers job, live in or not. 9 years exp, willing to take any classes required for employment, have ems certif and food handler,

  5. 294857

    I’m looking for caregiver/companion job, i have 23 year’s experience. I have just finished with a job that i was at for 3 year’s. I do prefer live-in job’s tho.

  6. 294539

    7 Years of LIVE-IN Experience (have traveled east to west coast USA)
    non smoker,no drugs, has ownTransportation, Clean DMV record
    RELOCATON- is not an Issue”
    travels with small non barking Therapy dog (2lb)
    Housing: Live In,
    EXPERIENCES: Alzheimer’s Disease, Blood Disorders, Cancer Recovery, Cardiovascular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Respiratory Disorders
    Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Companionship, Light Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Medication Management, Shopping and Errands, Eating Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Transportation
    ABOUT ME; I’m old school raised being honest and reliable. I put my heart and soul into my work as your family member also becomes my family. Attention to details with a strong work ethic. *********************************************************
    Upbeat Live-In Care Provider Full-Time, 7 Years of Experience I have provided full time private care for several elderly clients, as well as various other temp/fill in positions to date. I have been a driver, housekeeper, cook and in-home care companion/friend. I paid the bills for them and maintained upkeep of their residences, did grocery shopping, errands, medication pick up, and whatever was needed. I have cared for the legally blind, have experience with blood infections, strokes, diabetes, heart attack, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s/Dementia and varied cognitive symptoms, as well as cancer patients. I’m always vigilant, dependable, devoted and caring, staying bedside if needed with the patient during hospital stays, or while in rehabilitation centers.

    • 660782

      are you available for live in postion, do you have a CHHA…licenses? really doesnt matter just is 90 year old

      • 1904710

        I am a caring, loyal, dedicated employee. I would treat them as if they were a family member.

    • Rie

      Hi- Did you find a family yet? We are looking for a live in caregiver here in Prescott, AZ!
      I can be emailed via gmail – wilkersoncaregivers – I am a live-in caregiver for the family, but both patients have become more advanced in needs and I am unable to keep up and have the green light to look for a 2nd caregiver (yay!).

    • Lisa

      This message is for blog 3294539
      If you are still available; we are looking for a live in caregiver that fit to your descriptions (relocating, traveling etc.). I can provide a more detail info if you are interested in this position.

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  8. Kim

    My sister is living with me now I’m moving into a 3 Bedroom, she has Epilepsy and agoraphobia, PTSD, depression, anxiety, obesity. who would I contact about a stipend her seizures are getting worse the other day she was in the shower it was bad. And will it affect my section 8 voucher?

  9. Annette

    I have been taking care of Alzheimer’s and dementia residents for 20 years

  10. 991017

    I have live in experience for more than ten years and taking care with people have dementia, Alzheimer’s, strokes,Parkinson’s Diabetes,Heart attack,hospice,assistance with bathing,dressing,grooming,toileting and continence,eating,transfer,mobility,meal preparation,shopping and errands, medication management,Companionship,light housekeeping,laundry,take to Dr appointment,order medication,schedule for Dr appointment and more

  11. Margaret

    I am taking care of a woman in a wheelchair but she has a live in boyfriend. He is worthless. He wants me to wait on him hand and foot. Everyday when I come in, there is a pile of dishes, laundry and now he wants me to cook every night. He is abusive to his girlfriends daughter. Her parents have called child services. I hate my job. They want me to move to Oregon with them but no way. I have a Masters in Counseling and I’m making 10 bucks an hour for house cleaning. I hate it.

    • Christie Everton

      Margaret, My name is Christie Everton, where in Oregon do the People you care for live? I am in Eugene/Springfield area and would be interested in a Live in position. I have had 30 years of Experience in Caregiving. I am trained in the care of Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

  12. 1454524

    Where wouuld a get a sample contract for a live in caregiver cna

  13. 1466652

    Hello I’m looking to car for someone in the area of Bridgeport ct 06604 if u will like to know more about me send a inbox and I’ll get rigth back too u…thank u and have a blessed day everyone

  14. 1681999

    My question is is how do you get back out a live-in position on an independent job with payment per family member foster home in the process after being here now how do I get back out

  15. 67891

    Hi I’m looking for a live-in caregiver job.I can cook and doing house keeping and can count on my job because I’m loving this job and promise if you hired me. I will do all my best to look after the client and never make her /him feel disappointed of any thing. Because I believe if we put our hands together we can make the different to those who needs support and love..

  16. Irma Edmondson

    I have twenty plus years in working with elderly people. Most of the years were liv ins three to four days. I have references.

  17. 1864722

    I’m looking to care for an Elderly couple in the Belleville, Ofallon, Collinsville, Illinois area I want days some Saturdays have my own transportation, great in up keep of home, bills, I am very patient when it come following instructions, very caring and understanding. If you need someone to see after your daily affairs I’m the one I’m honest, trustworthy, and live by the golden rule. Available soon as possible, I have foid handlers certification, have nutrition education training and knowledge

  18. 2117058

    I m looking to care for an elderly individual someone I can get to know on a professional and friendly personal level I’m hard working reliable honest and trustworthy sure to become a great fit for someone if given a chance thank you.

  19. 2117058

    I m looking to care for an elderly individual someone I can get to know on a professional and friendly personal level I’m hard working reliable honest and trustworthy sure to become a great fit for someone if given a chance thank you. 6165504582

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