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Being a Home Instead CAREGiver

What is it really like to be a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver? One thing's for sure: It's never the same thing twice. 

A Day in the Life of a Professional CAREGiver

If you enjoy variety in your work life, you will love caregiving.​ As a member of our team, you will serve seniors and their families throughout the Cedarburg, WI area. While responsibilities vary by client and care plan, as well as your level of expertise and training, here's a glimpse into what your day of caregiving might look like:

  • Cheerfully greeting your senior as you arrive for the day
  • Waking your client, and assisting with showering and dressing
  • Preparing a nutritious breakfast
  • Putting a load of laundry into the washing machine
  • Chatting with your client about current events
  • Accompanying your senior on a walk outside to get some fresh air and sunshine
  • Driving your client to/from a doctor appointment, and taking notes about what the doctor said
  • Brewing some afternoon coffee to enjoy together while watching television
  • Folding freshly laundered clothes and putting them away
  • Feeding the pet
  • Reminding your client to take medication
  • Playing a game or putting together a jigsaw puzzle
  • Dialing the telephone so your client can chat with a loved one for a while
  • Watering the plants
  • Listening to stories about when your client was young
  • Planning next week's menu together
  • Cooking dinner
  • Doing the dishes afterwards and putting them away
  • Helping your client get an evening bath to relax
  • Helping put on pajamas and get tucked into bed
  • Receiving a warm hug for all the help you provided that day
  • Writing notes in the Client Journal
  • Saying "goodnight" and "see you tomorrow"
The one constant in your life as a CAREGiver? Variety. Because life changes constantly, you may find your client napping a lot one day and being very talkative the next. One day may find you driving your senior to the lab for a blood draw, while the next day sees you listening to old radio programs on CD. No matter what each day brings, you must be prepared to meet it with grace and good cheer.

Watch the below video to learn more about a day in the life of our CAREGivers!


Become a Home Instead CAREGiver

If you feel passionate about ​helping seniors age in place and your heart holds a special place for the elderly, contact us using the form at the top of this page. We'd love to chat with you about joining our team of professional CAREGivers.

Or tell your family and friends about our open CAREGiver positions, as well as our great culture and the many perks of being a CAREGiver.

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