I started out as a CNA in 1997 & worked in nursing homes until I moved to Indiana in 1999. In 2001, I was hired by a private family to care for elderly parents, who both had health issues, on a live-in basis. I stayed with them until 2003. I moved back to Illinois in 2006 & continued in-home caregiving through agencies & on my own. I prefer the "one-on-one" in the home which allows me to focus my care on one/two clients at a time & I like to treat my clients as if they were my own family members. Over recent years, I've had my own health issues so I am not able to perform as much lifting as I used to but I'm still capable of assistance in many ways. I am also a former veterinary technician so pet care would not be a problem. Live-in is also an option.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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