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The Benefits of Being A Home Care Aide For Seniors in Berks County
Helping seniors as a home care aide gives back in many ways
Providing any type of help for someone that is in need can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. As a home care aide with Comfort Keepers In Home Care in West Lawn & Reading, PA, you will be able to wake every morning doing just that. From personal care and housekeeping to companionship services, our team members can assist seniors in virtually every aspect of their life. Being able to place yourself in a career where you are starting each day making a real difference in people’s lives can also make a real difference in your own. The benefits of helping the many seniors throughout Berks County may extend even further than you think.
Helping seniors through in home care services increases their overall quality of life. A home care aide can provide the essential companionship that we all need, as well as keep their minds active and bodies moving. In doing so, many seniors consider the professionals caring for them to be newly welcomed family members. Feeling like part of a family and creating new friends means that you will always be creating memories that you and the seniors you care for will cherish. Taking some of the weight off other family member’s shoulders also allows them to continue to strengthen their own bonds with their loved ones.
Fostering new relationships and keeping seniors physically and mentally stimulated has also been found to have mirrored effects. Along with spiritual and emotional gains, there are many quantifiable benefits for the body as well. Studies from Boston University have shown that those who take on the role of a home care aide tend to have lower mortality rates, better physical performance, and improved memory. This is because the position itself also requires them to be constantly on the move, and juggling numerous responsibilities. Keeping on your feet most of the day, as well as working the other parts of your body, allows you to get the essential exercise you need. The complex thinking required to balance a senior’s needs also gives the brain a nice ‘work-out’.
Working as an expert in senior home care can promote good health, a strong body, and a clear mind in both the client and the home care aide. Although some of these benefits can be measured, there is no price that can be put on the feelings of friendship, purposefulness, and joy that stem from making a real difference in the lives of seniors and their families throughout Berks County. We are always looking to add new members to our team. If you are interested in starting a career with Comfort Keepers of West Lawn & Reading, PA you can contact us at (610) 678-8000as well as search our job openings or apply now.