Q: In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing seniors and their families today?A: “Sadly, I’d say a big challenge for seniors and their families is the transitioning stage in which the seniors see the decline of their independence. Having to ask for help with simple day-to-day tasks can be depressing for them. Families are forced to take on the “protector” role and make daily decisions and plans in the best interest of their seniors. Many times, our CAREGivers are more easily able to help than a senior’s family member.”Q: How did you become interested in a job in senior caregiving?A: “I was raised to respect my elders and listen and learn from them. I feel I have learned so much from seniors, maybe more effectively than from others, and I want to give back. Seniors have lived their lives and overcome trials and tribulations with far fewer resources than we have available today.” Q: Do you think you’ll remain in senior care, and would you recommend it to others?A: “I love working for Home Instead Senior Care, and I received a promotion about five months after starting with the franchise. I would definitely recommend becoming a CAREGiver to anyone who is patient, compassionate and dependable. It is a fulfilling job.”
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