We hope this page answers your questions about being a Caregiver with HomeCare of the Rockies. If you have others, don’t hesitate to call 720-204-6083.
We first ask that you complete our preliminary application form (see end of page). Once we have your contact information, we’ll email you the job application. You’ll also have the opportunity to set up a call with our hiring manager to ask questions about being a Caregiver.
If we believe you’ll be a good fit, you’ll be invited to the next scheduled New Caregiver Orientation, held at the HomeCare of the Rockies offices in Longmont.
The New Caregiver Orientation is an opportunity for you to get to know HomeCare of the Rockies – as well as learn the basic responsibilities of being a Caregiver.
The New Caregiver Orientation is a half day of learning. By the end of the Session, you’ll know if you’re ready to begin your career as a Caregiver for us.
If you say yes, you’ll be hired on the spot – and can begin work, and earning, immediately!
Before we can approve you to work with our elderly clients, we’ll need to check your references and documents, as well as perform a criminal background and a department of motor vehicle check. We’ll also verify your SSN and run a check through Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS).
In addition, you’ll undergo a drug screening.
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.
You don’t need any experience, medical or otherwise, to become a caregiver for seniors. We’ll train you – and you earn while you learn!
If you’ve worked for other agencies or facilities and were overwhelmed due to a lack of training, or you’ve been trying to learn things on your own, you’ll have a completely different experience with us.
All HomeCare of the Rockies Caregivers undergo 100 hours of hands-on training through our HomeCare 100 Professional Caregiver Training program.
Instead of sitting in front of training videos, you receive live, interactive training at our training facility in Longmont. Our training sessions are taught by skilled professionals.
Training covers some of the things you might learn in a CNA training program, as well as specialized training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Plus, you’ll receive dedicated training in Caregiver Wellness. The more training you complete, the more you earn.
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.
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.
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.
No! As non-medical caregivers, we don’t provide any medical assistance or perform procedures. We do help seniors with mobility – e.g. helping them in and out of the shower, car, etc.
First, we’re committed to you and to our senior clients, which is why we’ve spent years creating the HomeCare100 training program, and why we continually invest in our care management system.
Second, we’re an independent, family-owned agency committed to supporting our local communities.
Most important, we want to see you succeed, which is why we provide strategies for mindfulness and self-care.