caregivers can prosper and thrive!

How to Succeed as a Caregiver

If you are a professional caregiver, then we have good news. You have a world of opportunity ahead!

There are 75 million baby boomers in the USA. Some have already retired, the rest will be looking to retire very soon. It’s an enormous population that needs care and support in the years ahead. You could be one of the enterprising people who benefits from this demographic shift.

Yes, it’s true that too many caregivers are underpaid. It may seem odd to think that a caregiver could prosper financially and professionally. But you don’t have to settle. By treating yourself as a professional businessperson, you really can succeed in a rewarding career.

Patricio hears this question all the time — How did you go from caring for one senior citizen, to building a whole network of caregivers?

The secret, we’ve discovered, is to be lovable. That is, be someone with whom your client adores and can’t wait to see. The kind of person she will rave about to the ladies at her next bridge game.

When you go into someone’s home to provide companionship, it’s all about who you’re being. Forget about babysitting. Look for opportunities to contribute, even if your client doesn’t ask. Find ways to tidy up and organize. Keep yourself busy — good caregivers don’t sit on the couch or play on their mobile phones. A successful caregiver is enterprising, forward-thinking, and takes the initiative.

a caregiver can prosper and thrive!

Treat your work seriously, like a business. You have experience and training, so let it show in how you dress and behave.

If you can be that way with elderly people, day in day out, they will rave about you to their friends. Senior know other seniors, and they rely on each other for referrals and recommendations. Be the person they refer to each other, and you’ll never be short of work.

Keep an eye on this blog. Over the coming months, we’ll be posting several articles with helpful tips and advice for professional caregivers. At Complete Caregiver, we’ve learned how to provide amazing care for seniors, and we want to share what we know. If we can do it, so can you!

Complete Caregiver believes in coaching and training people to be the very best companions they can be. We don’t take just anybody off the streets — all our caregivers are selected based on their skills, personality, and attitude. If you think you’ve got what it takes, then talk with us about what you can offer. We would love to hear from you.