We hope this page answers your questions about being a Caregiver with Family Tree In-Home Care. If you have others, don’t hesitate to call 713.333.9991.

What kind of people become caregivers?

Our Caregiver team is incredibly diverse! We have empty nesters, people in their 50s and 60s not ready to retire, and those who want to work while their children are in school or want a job at night after their spouse/partner arrives home. We even have students studying for their nursing degree.

What is a typical day like for a professional caregiver?

Because you work one-on-one with seniors in their homes, your daily schedule depends on your clients’ needs. Some days you’ll have breakfast with a client and then work a puzzle together. Or, you might drive your client to a doctor’s appointment or tackle light housekeeping.

Other tasks include helping seniors with dressing, bathing, grooming or with devices such as hearing aids and assisting into or out of a wheelchair and bed or with toileting.

What you won’t have is “assembly-line” duties sometimes associated with nursing care facilities (for example, toileting resident after resident). Your responsibility is to provide care and companionship to your senior client or clients.

Many of our Caregivers tell us about the wonderful connections they’ve formed with their clients – and how much meaning these connections add to their work.

Typical Days May Include:

  • Companionship and conversation
  • Providing stabilization and assistance with walking
  • Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items
  • Providing medication reminders and appointment reminders
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks
  • Running errands
  • Accompanying clients to appointments
  • Taking notes at doctors appointments
  • Assistance with bathing
  • Assistance with grooming and hygiene
  • Assistance with toileting and incontinence issues
  • Maintain notes in daily log

Will you be able to accommodate my odd schedule?

Yes! We have many caregivers who work at night, on weekends, and during the day. Our Schedulers will work with you to help ensure you get the hours and flexibility you need.

Our Caregivers typically work between 20 and 40 hours per week. We’re looking for Caregivers who want to work at least 20 hours per week.

Will I need to give my senior clients medication?

No. We do not administer or prescribe medication. As a caregiver, your job requires you to remind seniors to take their medication at the correct time and then assist them in doing so (e.g. remove the medicine from the container and then give it to the senior on a small tray or in a cup). You will also observe and document the client taking the medicines, and the dosages and types taken.

What is required to become an at home caregiver with Family Tree?

At Family Tree In-Home Care, caring with compassion is everything. We are more than a company. We are looking for reliable caregivers with a passion for service, family values, and a true desire to help the elderly. We are a family of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of seniors while growing a meaningful and rewarding career.

Job Requirements Are As Follows:

  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to pass a drug screen
  • Ability to provide professional references
  • Drivers License, Auto Insurance, Reliable Transportation
  • One Year of Professional Caregiving Experience OR a Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA)

What makes working for Family Tree different from other in-home senior care agencies?

Every day, our team at Family Tree In-Home Care works hard to cultivate a culture that is authentic and supports our mission of providing Better Care. Better Health. Every Day.®  We challenge all team members to learn, embrace, and champion the culture to support our clients and our people, and to also create a great place to work. Family Tree thrives as a premier home care company, dedicated to our community and our people.

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