Serving Chester, Berks, Lancaster and Delaware Counties

Becoming a Caregiver

As a Caregiver, providing senior care, will have a direct impact on the quality of life of our elderly clients. You will be able to witness the rewards of your work by knowing that the client is cared for and is experiencing life to the best of their abilities. This can be a very rewarding and gratifying career choice that requires a strong commitment to serving others.

The Role of the Caregiver

Relative Care’s mission is to provide a long lasting and trusting relationship with our clientele and enhance the quality of life for any client we serve by providing top quality care. Our services include companionship, homemaking, medication reminders, errands, and transportation, meal preparation and clean-up, assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting, and respite care. As the relationship between the caregiver and client develops the caregiver will be asked to help with most if not all of the above.

Benefits and Rewards of Caregiving

A variety of shifts are available including overnights, day shifts, evening shifts, long and short hour shifts for senior care. The work is varied and allows for a great deal of creativity and independence. Relative Care givers benefit from an extensive orientation and training program that includes universal health precautions, proper body mechanics, and HIPAA guidelines. In-service training, job shadowing and one on one training are also part of the on-going training program. Written training and testing materials are available for topics including providing personal care, client mobility and transfers, client safety and fall risk, and Alzheimer’s and dementia. Compensation is competitive and increases contingent on performance reviews

Caregiver Self-Evaluation

Choosing to begin or continue a career as a Caregiver should include a self- evaluation. Relative Care, a home care agency, clients and their families will depend on you to provide outstanding, quality care each and every time you are on shift. We ask that you take a few minutes to evaluate whether becoming a Caregiver is the right choice for you at this time in your life.

Do you enjoy helping and having others depend on you?

Successful caregivers are natural born helpers. They understand that to serve others in need is a privilege and a calling in life. Caregivers understand the meaning of empathy and can “put themselves in another’s situation”. Caregivers do not judge and always strive to understand how others are feeling.

Are you able to commit to a work schedule and not call off except for true emergencies?

Relative Cares clients need, expect and deserve consistency in care. They look forward to a Caregivers visit and can be very disappointed to learn a shift has been cancelled. Clients often become so dependent on a Caregiver they will refuse a substitute, opting for no care that day. Therefore, every effort must be made to keep all accepted shifts with our clients.

Many of our clients must also be served on holidays and during times of severe weather.

Will you be able to be flexible with your work schedule to accommodate the changing needs of our clients?

Will you be able to be flexible with your work schedule to accommodate the changing needs of our clients?

Can you answer YES to the following questions?

Are you a High School Graduate?

Our clients will want to know about you and your life accomplishments.

Will you be able to pass an extensive criminal background check and drug testing?

State requirements include screening Caregivers for criminal backgrounds. Since Caregivers serve in the client’s homes, trustworthiness is an important variable in the hiring process.

Are you capable of lifting 45 pounds, climbing stairs, bending and stretching?

Caregiving can be physically demanding work. Housekeeping is a part of the job in almost every household. In addition, our clients often need assistance with mobility and personal care which requires the Caregiver to be strong and capable.

Are you willing to service our clients who have two hour shifts available?

Caregiving can be rewarding employment, and one which provides accomplishment and flexibility. Being a caregiver can allow for a flexible schedule to accomplish or complete other things in your personal life. Taking care of your home, your family, your activities. Getting things done personally, while working and maintaining a career.

If you feel that becoming a Relative Care, a home care agency, Caregiver is the right match for you please take the next step and fill out our application. Click the button below to start the application process.

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