On average in 2018, in-home caregivers with senior clients spent 13 days each month on tasks such as shopping, housekeeping, cooking/food preparation, transportation, laundry and administering medication. A total of 6 days per month was spent on dressing, grooming, walking, bathing, and other ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). And approximately 13 hours per month researching care services or similar information on disease, managing financial matters, as well as coordinating physician visits for their senior clients.
That said, it is clear caregivers play a much needed part in the daily lives of the elderly. So, what exactly are the job qualifications for a caregiver? How much do caregivers of the elderly get paid? And, are there any caregiver opportunities available in my area?
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