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With more and more seniors choosing to stay in their own homes and have at-home care provided for them, the job market is growing for qualified, compassionate workers in this industry. Caregivers provide assistance with daily personal care tasks, and may help with things like medication reminders, meal preparation, companionship, and light housework. Those who have the heart and skillset for this profession often find care for the elderly in their own home careers personally rewarding.

Common Duties of a Personal Attendant

When someone chooses to have personal care provided to them in their own home, they are looking for a way to maintain a sense of control over their own environment while still having the assistance they need. These seniors are looking for a kind, friendly, and skillful person.

The goal is to help them live as independently as possible with support as needed. Sometimes that means laying out their clothes in the morning, helping them bathe, dress, use the restroom, reminders to take medication, or prepare and cook meals for them.

For some individuals it might mean other tasks like taking them to the grocery store, doing some light housework or a load of laundry, or simply spending time with the person for companionship. Personal attendants may even do things like read books, play music, or play games with their clients in between the times they are helping them with the tasks of daily living.

A Personally Rewarding Career

While working in senior care is generally a very rewarding career, helping the elderly or chronically ill to stay in their own homes and maintain some level of independence is even more rewarding. In this case, not only are you benefiting their physical health but their mental well-being as well. A position caring for the elderly in their own home means you can form relationships and special bonds with your clients and their family members, and strengthen your skills at the same time.

Isolation can be a real problem for those living alone. With a career in at-home senior care, you can be proud to provide not only personal caregiving services to those in need but companionship and friendship to enhance their mental well-being as well. Caring for people in their own homes as a full-time or part-time position allows you to help relieve feelings of sadness and loneliness for the aged and those living on their own with chronic illnesses.

You may enjoy full-time or part-time work as a personal caregiver if you are compassionate, kind, have good communication skills, and are attentive to detail. Patience, honesty, physical stamina, and some medical knowledge also are helpful (but not required) to do the job well. While a personal attendant is not responsible for medical treatments or diagnosis, this type of position can help you if you are pursuing a career in the nursing field.

Senior In-Home Care Positions near Pleasant Hill

If you are interested in working as a Personal Attendant, Home Health Aide, or Health Attendant in an environment where you build meaningful relationships, a career at All Seasons Homecare may be the perfect fit for you! Centered in Pleasant Hill, All Seasons Homecare provides services to families that live in Contra Costa County as well as the Tri-Valley area of Alameda County.

At All Seasons Homecare, we provide competitive salaries, appealing benefits, and offer flexible work schedules to meet the needs of each of our staff members. We promote continued education with ongoing trainings and even offer a CNA scholarship program. Our employees who refer qualified caregivers or clients enjoy the rewards of our referral bonus program!

As a W-2 employee with All Seasons Homecare, you will have worker’s compensation provided and payroll taxes handled for you. No self-employment tax issues to deal with! Check out our Employment page to find out more about the benefits of becoming part of our caregiver family.

There is no career more rewarding than taking care of another human being in their time of need. At All Seasons Homecare we offer a full support system and all the resources you need to be successful whether this is your chosen career path or a part time position. We offer weekly paychecks, a flexible schedule, premium pay on seven holidays, excellent benefits, and a team you will be proud to work for.

Contact Us!

To become an in-home personal care attendant for those needing support in Contra Costa County or Alameda County, apply at All Seasons Homecare today! Give us a call at (925) 363-4900 with any questions you may have and to start the application process, or schedule an interview online. We can’t wait to have you become part of our family here at All Seasons Homecare!