Calling all caregivers! Mountain Home is in need of quality caregivers. These angels watch out for our elderly/disabled and are normally the first line of defense in a home. There are many agencies and clients in need. Seniors are an important part of the circle of life. After all, we will be there one day. I have had the blessing of working with the elderly for 3 years now and have rarely had a day where I have not laughed, cried, or learned priceless lessons from this age group. They are wise and witty. Many believe that society has forgotten them because they are not always in our daily paths. Following a health crisis, seniors have a harder time getting back on their feet which is why caregiving is so vital.
The duties of a caregiver range from bathing to painting nails. Many caregivers grocery shop, clean house, remind people that it is time for medicine, and prepare meals. This sounds like the job of any home-maker, but for those that may not be very mobile, slightly forgetful, or in pain, it is one of the most important jobs there are.
Anyone over the age of 18 can apply and be trained to care for the elderly by an agency. Many people are already doing this for free out of kindness. The pay can range for experience but is usually in the range of minimum wage up to $11.00 per hour. This career also provides a lead-in to the health industry with hands-on training for those looking to advance their education towards a CNA degree.
We need quality, trained caregivers in this town. Agencies are ready to hire. As always, feel free to contact me directly with questions at: 208-591-0527. (Brandie Garltiz, Community Health Care Blogger).