If you’ve had a passion all your life for helping others or are particularly interested in working with the elderly, becoming a home care assistant could be the perfect career for you. However, embarking upon a career as an in-home caretaker takes extensive training. At R.G.U.S., Inc. we hire only the most qualified personnel.
For those curious as to the qualifications of the staff from R.G.U.S., Inc., we’ve collected some tips on how to become one of our home care assistants.
Having the Proper Character Traits
Being a home care assistant can be difficult work. Although often rewarding, working with the elderly or patients with limited mobility also requires enormous amounts of compassion and understanding. You’ll also need to be strong and physically fit, as caretakers will often have to help patients in and out of bed or the bathtub. For this reason, you’ll also need to be comfortable providing more personal assistance on occasion as well.
When it comes to becoming an in-home care assistant or caretaker, you’ll need to undergo extensive training to ensure you follow all of the industry best practices. There are online certification programs and many community colleges offer courses that provide National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) training. In addition to enrolling in a certification course, you’ll also often be required to take a local first-aid and CPR courses. Many home care providers, R.G.U.S., Inc. included, give newly-certified staff members on-the-job training.
Working with R.G.U.S., Inc.
At R.G.U.S., Inc. it’s our goal to provide the very best care available. As such, we only hire individuals that can pass criminal background checks and provide extensive training to those we hire. We’re looking for caring and compassionate employees; those who feel comfortable providing non-medical, in-home assistance to ill, disabled or elderly patients. The ideal candidates will also have flexible schedules and be available to work both full or part-time.
Become one of our home care assistants today!
If you think you’d make a great home care assistant, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our team today to learn more about beginning a career with R.G.U.S., Inc.