I think with a lot of caregivers, it starts at home, or at least for me it did. I took care of my cancer stricken mother for 6 months before she passed and I never considered it a burden. I got my first official caregiver position April 2015 (from a friend who does it for a living), I had experience with medication, breathing treatments, diabetic injections, and being able to move an non-mobile person without injuring yourself, so I had no doubt I could do the job, but I wasn't sure if I could put the same passion into caring for someone who wasn't related to me. The patient was a 93 year old woman who just had surgery and needed round the clock care in her home. It took me a month to gain her trust and several months to warm up to me, but she did. She recently passed and I now find an empty spot and the desire to care for someone else who's in need.
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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