Top Five Advantages of Working as a Home Health Aide
Looking for work? Do you enjoy helping people in need? Do you work well in an independent environment? If you answered “Yes” to these 3 questions, you should consider becoming a home health aide. Here are what might be the Top Five of the many advantages of joining this honored profession:
- Accessible Career
A career as a home health aide is an excellent option because of the growing interest of people choosing to stay in their home as an alternative to nursing home placement. Many companies, like Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care, offer classes, training and certification in as little as 2 weeks.
Training programs cover a range of topics like basic anatomy, physiology, medical and nursing terminologies, basic procedures related to controlling infectious diseases, as well as diet and nutrition.
- Job Security
With the rapid growth of the home healthcare industry, the need for qualified home health aides (HHAs) is at an all-time high. Healthcare related careers are expected to continue to grow at a higher-than-average rate in the future (according to the Bureau of Labor, by 70 percent from 2010 to 2020). You can expect a long-term career in home health aide work. It’s a recession-proof profession, and with additional training, it can be the first step to other healthcare careers.
- The Intrinsic Reward of Helping People in Need
HHAs often build friendly relationships with the clients and families they serve and find satisfaction in providing assistance to and helping others in a variety of ways. Those who provide one-on-one care are able to spend more quality time with their clients and build strong personal relationships.
- Independent Work Environment
One of the advantages to working as a home health aide is the independent working environment. You must be punctual for appointments with patients, but the working environment is less structured. Home health aide jobs are generally flexible and allow for a change of scenery and varied tasks as you travel to patients’ homes to care for them.
- Overall Job Satisfaction
This is a good career for service-oriented individuals. It is a career that is respected by others. You will be making a positive difference in the lives of people who depend on others for their physical and mental well-being daily. In some cases, an aide will work with one individual for a long time, and in others, the aide will have the opportunity to help several people each day.
- The most enjoyable thing was making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, assisting people that had no family,. It all can be very rewarding.
- I enjoyed Home Health Care because I made a difference in someone’s life. The key is to follow the care plan, build your foundation, demonstrate professionalism and be true to your craft.
- I really enjoyed working with elderly patients and getting to know them. They are sweet and usually stuck in their ways. I did this job part time but the patients took a big part of my heart.
DTN Home Care is recruiting home care givers. If you would like to know more about the benefits of working with us, check out our website at www.dtnhomecare.com, or call Beverly at 701.663.5373.