Home Care Services in Jenison, MI: Careers

Due the large numbers of Baby Boomers who are moving into their senior years, there are going to be many jobs open in the world of senior home care services. Those Baby Boomers will want to have high quality care and many of them will be very willing to pay for it. In many communities, it is common to see senior living communities, assisted living centers, home care services agencies and nursing homes being built in anticipation of the Baby Boomers who will be occupying those residences in the near future. All of those facilities as well as the homes of seniors will be in need of employees to keep them operating properly.

In Demand Home Health Care Aides

Home health care aids will be high demand in the very near future. At this point in time, home health care aids do not need to have a college degree. They can become certified to provide in home health care services usually through high school career training programs or through programs offered at career training schools. Most home Home Care Services in Jenison, MIhealth aides usually only need a few months of training and then they are ready to go to work. In home care providers are usually certified in First Aid, know how to take vitals, and can help seniors take care of procedures like bathing and light cooking and housekeeping.

Certified Nursing Assistants Needed

Another popular choice for those who want to work providing home health care services to seniors is to become a certified nurse’s assistant or a CNA. A CNA can get certified through career training schools or a high school career and technical school. CNAs often help with taking vitals and other smaller jobs. They are not usually involved in major procedures. With a CNA certification, adults can often find jobs working for in home care provider agencies, nursing homes, and assisted living centers. CNAs also often find good jobs working at physicians’ offices, too.

Recreation Directors at Senior Living Facilities

For adults who enjoy recreation, many of the senior care facilities need employees to create the activities. These people usually have a college degree in physical wellness or other related field. People who are interested in a career like this needs to enjoy working with large groups of people and they have to be good communicators. They also need to be patient and be able to come up with activities that can be done universally.

Many Other Important Careers

There are other important careers for those who want to work with senior citizens, either for home care services or at senior care facilities. Some important jobs include visiting nurses, nutritionists, financial planners, Universal Design specialists, and building services. Most of these require college degrees and even advanced degrees. Visiting nurses will need to have college degrees and employers usually want RNs or Nurse Practitioners in the visiting nurse staffs. Building services employees often need to have knowledge of heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, and they also need to have handy-man skills, too.

If you or someone you know needs help with home care services in Jenison, MI contact the caregivers at Gauthier Family Home Care. We provide quality and affordable home care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (616) 658-2300 for more information.

About Dan Gauthier

Dan Gauthier has a long and successful business pedigree. He spent his college years working in the restaurant business and worked in various executive management positions at Universal Forest Products, Inc. over a span of 17 years, and Therm Technology / Family Safety Products for 12 years.

When the recession hit in 2008 Dan was “downsized” from UFP and spent a few years consulting for local companies Amway and Cascade Engineering. During this period Dan’s in-laws were experiencing catastrophic health problems and it required Dan’s wife Marion to focus full time on caregiving for her mother. Marion enlisted help from a local home care agency and it did not go well. This experience led to the creation of Gauthier Family Home Care, a home care agency that is uniquely holistic and family centric. Dan now works full time running GFHC.
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