Right from the start- here’s the fact: the Baby Boomers are getting older, and the home care market is booming as well.
If we look at the number more closely, the home care market is going to more almost triple in five years, due to the growing number of the seniors, and a significant shortage of health workers in the US- amounting to half a million, as predicted by 2025.
Yes, the market is growing steadily, but you cannot work in that field just because it’s lucrative.
Take this seriously: not everyone can deal with the type of stress this job brings. You have to like working with people- not only patients but their families as well. Compassion and empathy have to be your top qualities.
It can also be physically challenging as well. The patients might be confused and disoriented, fearful or depressed, even aggressive. Some days you will only change bedpans. And you’ll also work shifts. Weekends and holidays included. Continue reading “GUEST POST: How to Turn a Home Care Stint into a Career?”