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.