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How to Become a Part Time Caregiver

Have you ever wished you could do "something else"? How about being a caregiver? It's not only 24 hour caregiving. You can do as little as three ...

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Become a Part Time Caregiver

Have you ever wished you could do "something else"? How about being a caregiver? It's not only 24 hour caregiving. You can do as little as three hours a day.

edit Steps

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    First you have to like to be around seniors.
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    Then you can check out the Home Care in your area.
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    Apply for a position as caregiver.
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    You will be given training in the Do's and Do Nots.
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    At first it might feel a little odd to be visiting a senior in their home. Always try to make their day nice.
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    You may do as little or as much as you are able to.
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    Some people are registered nurses. Others are not.
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    Taking a senior for a walk.
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    Taking them to their doctor appointments.
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    Going to the store or to pick up prescriptions.
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    Before you know it, you will be a part of that person's life and enjoy helping them.

edit Tips

  • If you are friendly, caring, and giving, you will enjoy the times with a senior.
  • Always treat them with respect and kindness.
  • Be alert and on time.
  • Sometimes a story you read, will make their day.
  • Remember that you are not there to babysit them, just simply help them a little and keep company. If you treat them like a child, they may get angry.

edit Warnings

  • It can be habit forming. As long as you are willing to try it can be a valuable time spent.and more

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