Now Celebrating 25 Years!
(1991 – 2016)
Working as a caregiver for aging populations is challenging but also personally and professionally rewarding in some unexpected ways.
Small setting senior care centers like Horizon Health Care here in Pierz is especially fulfilling thanks to our smaller patient-to-aide ratio and more personal setting. Whether you are a young person in school, someone considering caregiving as a career, or just looking for part-time work that is meaningful, senior care offers great work experience as well as personal benefits.
For those looking for work in healthcare, consider what one Health Career website suggests – experiences like Senior care are absolutely fundamental to your future career. “Getting some relevant experience is one of the most important things you can do to help find a career in health, so take any opportunity you can.”
You can expect to gain professional skills in the following areas:
If you’re going the nursing route, many programs recommend finding work as a personal care aide because of the unique blend of experiences you will receive. Rasmussen College notes, “This experience will help develop your interpersonal skills and improve your ability to communicate with patients who are in pain or cognitively impaired.”
The perks of working with Seniors extends beyond the resume. This population is unlike any other, and you may find yourself enjoying this work in additional ways:
Find out more about becoming a caregiver with Horizon Health Services, because, “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value” (John Rohn).