The Real Benefits Of Being A Home Health Aide
See how starting a career as a home health aide can give back to you as much as you give to seniors
Fairfax, VA, is one of the top cities in the US to live well, that's according to a recent Forbs list. There's certainly a vibrant community here that's for sure. The beautiful suburban scenery make it a fantastic city for retired folks to enjoy their golden years. Currently, around 14% of the total population in Fairfax Virginia is seniors—a number that will rise sharply during the next 15 years. Not everyone needs home health aide when they reach a certain age, but there are plenty of folks who do, at some level at least.
The caregivers at Comfort Keepers of Fairfax, VA, help seniors to stay in their homes and maintain an independent lifestyle. Aside from the obvious benefits for the care recipient, there are also many advantages for the one providing the care.
Here are just six of the many benefits of starting a career at Comfort Keepers in Fairfax:
- You get to make a real positive difference in the lives of the care recipient
- Job satisfaction because of the above
- Flexible work schedules
- Continual job training and potential for new opportunities
- Home health aide work means you get to work close to your home (no long commutes)
- Meet new people and form meaningful relationships and friendships
This is the caring profession, and that means it's less about the carer and more about the dependent. It simply means you're in it for the benefits of others more so than yourself. Having said that, the payback you get from such a rewarding career is second to none. Seeing how your dedication and commitment impacts the quality of life for the care recipient is incredibly gratifying.
The Home Health Aide & A Door To Knowledge
Older people living alone appreciate the companionship of their care workers. An experienced caregiver also understands that the best conversationalists in the world are those who say little and listen a lot. It's an approach that allows the care recipient to talk as much as they need to. It can also be an education for the home health aide. It goes without saying that the older someone gets the more knowledge and life experiences they have to share. With an open ear and inquisitive mind, caregivers get to learn a lot from their clients over time. In more traditional type jobs, socialization skills have pretty much diminished. This is due largely to the rise in technology and increased virtual interaction. But caregiving is all about real people and everyday interactions. It may be low-tech, but face-to-face communication with others, was, and still is, the best education of all.
Are you interested in developing a rewarding career as a home health aide at Comfort Keepers in Fairfax, VA? If you would like to learn more on the benefits, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can send a message or reach us at (703) 520-2189 if you have any questions.
Comfort Keepers of Fairfax, VA proudly provides services in the following communities:
Alexandria, Annandale, Bailey’s Crossroads, Bull Run, Burke, Centreville, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Gainesville, Groveton, Lincolnia, Manassas, Mantua, Merrifield, Springfield, Strathmeade Springs, Sudley, Tysons, Uniontown, Vienna, Wellington, West Springfield, and Woodbridge