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Assisted Living facilities are designed for elderly people who no longer are able to manage independently and need help with daily activities of living. Assistance can vary from Independent living to assisted to memory care.
Caregivers assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, showering, assisting with walking and also providing company when a resident may be experiencing loneliness
The state of Arizona requires a 62-hour class to learn the principals of caregiver and successful completion of a state exam.
To start your career as a caregiver you will need a valid Arizona Caregiver Certificate, a finger print clearance card/back ground check, CPR/First Aid certificate, Arizona Food handlers Card, a TB test, and must be 18 years of age.
Most communities will require a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Shift schedules can vary, however, a typical schedule are three-eight hours shirts (6a-2p, 2p-10p, 10p-6a) seven days a week. Part-time work is available and may vary from building to building.
Yes. Once you are certified you will be provided additional training that is necessary to work with residents with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Most companies offer Healthcare Benefits, Paid Time off and Sick Leave, Competitive Salaries that very depending on location, shifts, and role you choose and, training.
Great Caregivers possess a powerful desire to help others, especially seniors. They are inviting and available even if all they do is listen and provide companionship.
According to Bureau of statistics, caring for seniors is one of the fastest growing professions in the US. Within senior living there are a number of opportunities to advance your career and income depending on the direction you choose.
To assist you on your journey, CareWorks has will provide access to a Care Coach that will assist you on your journey to becoming a Caregiver. The Care Coach will be available to answer questions and provide direction to ensure start your career on a positive note.