Some examples of elderly care jobs are in-home caregivers and nurses and aides at nursing homes. Caregivers provide different types of assistance programs based on their client, such as Alzheimer's and dementia assistance. Nursing homes are places for people that require constant care throughout the day.
Caregivers are responsible for duties such as providing the elderly with companionship, meal preparation, housekeeping and general non-medical assistance. Most companies offer caregiver services for any hour of the day. Specialized caregivers are also assigned to elderly with disorders such as diabetes, depression and Parkinson's.
Some nursing homes are similar to traditional hospitals, including services such as medical care, occupational and speech therapy. Nursing homes are sometimes set up more like homes with open schedules. Nursing homes also provide specialty care for units with memory problems.