A caregiver is responsible for the care of another person. If you have a giving nature and a nurturing desire to help people in need, you can work as a caregiver. There are several ways to officially become a caregiver.Continue Reading
Find home care agencies that hire and train caregivers. Contact The National Association of Home Care and Hospice locator for a listing of home care facilities and agencies in your area. Contact adult family homes, nursing homes and boarding homes to see if they are hiring. Visit websites to learn more about the available openings and types of facilities they operate.
Find out about the Referral Registries that connect Medicaid consumers with caregivers. Look in the help wanted section of your local paper to see if anyone is offering a caregiver position. Check bulletin boards for advertisements in senior centers, hospitals, grocery stores, libraries, places of worship or doctor?s offices.
Find someone who lives at home and needs Medicaid to cover care service. Contract with the state to provide needed services as an Individual Provider. Make sure you meet the requirements to provide services as an Individual Provider. Make sure you are 18 or older, and pass a criminal background investigation. Provide your picture ID and have authorization to work in the United States. Make sure you are not the spouse of the individual receiving care. Complete the caregiver training requirements and sign a contract, agreeing to the conditions stipulated.
Whether or not a caregiver must be licensed depends on the state. Some states like Alaska require only CPR training while others such as Vermont require caregivers to pass a state exam.Full Answer >
To become a live-in caregiver for the elderly, submit an application to a company that provides that service, such as Griswold Home Care, or myCNAJobs. Elderly individuals who require a live-in caregiver occasionally post ads on Indeed.com. Under such circumstances, apply directly to the individual who posted the ad or the concerned party in charge of interviewing and hiring for the position.Full Answer >
Home-care agencies, online job sites specializing in caregiving jobs, Craigslist job listings and general job search websites are all ways to find a job as an in-home caregiver. Certification as a personal care assistant or home health aide may be required depending on the position duties and the employer's policies.Full Answer >
Career options available in animal rescue include veterinarian, veterinary technician, wildlife rehabilitator and animal caregiver. Positions related to animal rescue include humane educator, humane law enforcement, zoologist and animal rights lobbyist.Full Answer >