Hardworking, wrong-suffered, dirty, low-paid and bleak-future are the impressions of most people towards caregivers in homes for the aged. (In fact, what kind of work does not need hard working?) Hence, few youngsters will take this job and the current caregivers are almost grassroots women. However, the prospect of nursing industry is actually rather promising as the aging of population.
At present, the requirements of nursing services to the elderly are higher and higher and the poor service quality in the past was not acceptable anymore, so a lot of professional, careful and earnest caregivers are needed. Caregivers are not just taking care of the elder’s urination and defecation, eating and sleeping, but also must look after the elder’s mental health and physical & mental state. In addition, caregivers also need to continue learning other knowledge like physical therapies and occupational therapies to improve nursing competency. (Echo)
Though the nursing assistant is not a nurse and the nursed are not patients, yet a nursing assistant needs to keep as sober as a nurse does as accidents may occur easily when they take care of the elderly. For example, the elderly may bolt food without chew, tumble suddenly, pull out a tendon, etc. So, the result may go beyond your imagination without a nursing assistant in company.Interested in this industry?
*The employers on the list are for reference