I started off in the business almost 10 years ago helping my mom with clients yardwork and chores and transportation. A little more than 7 years ago I began helping a man with arthritis. I helped him get his day going, straightened up and returned in the evening to put him to bed. I did rehab work in the afternoons. It keeps you on the go, and the days go quickly, which I like. I don't like just putting in hours with clients, I like doing things with them. I was a sales manager for 5 years but this work much more rewarding. People truly appreciate it when you help them. I like make life more manageable or improvements in their health, its good work. I have a lot of experience with gait belts. My use of this is easily my best contribution to the client. I have prevented dozens of falls, and that is something to hang your hat on. No one falls with me.
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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