Are you interested in information on a job in the healthcare industry? Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you want to know where to start?
The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States for a number of different reasons. Americans are living longer. And with our baby boomers joining the "silver tsunami" on the horizon more people are reaching the point in their lives when they need personal care. More money is being spent on personal care each year, as more and more Americans seek out care providers and similar services to assist them with personal care relating to problems in their body.
Our goal is to familiarize you with the requirements and aspects of entering the industry as a personal care provider career. We hope to provide information about various entry level care settings and the requirements for certification and licenses.
Whether you are considering beginning your career or continuing with your education, this steps must be well planned. First, you must look within yourself at your current pathway and your proposed destination. You will need to analyze your strengths, weaknesses, abilities and social situation. You will also need to prioritize your needs and resources. Then set short term and long term goals to help you keep your eye on the prize.
A couple of the programs being offered are Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (RFOC) and Modified Fundamentals of Caregiving (MFOC).
Types of Care settings you could be employed at:
In-Home Adult Family Homes
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
Care provider designations:
IP - Independent Provider - Provide care in the client's home
NAR - Nursing Assistant Registered - Provide care in Boarding Homes and Adult Family Homes
NAC - Nursing Assistant Certified - Provide care in the client's home, Boarding Homes, Adult Family Homes, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospitals
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
RN - Registered Nurse