Seven Reasons to Consider a Home Care Career

What are you looking for in a career – flexibility, job security, opportunities for continuous learning, a chance to give back to your community? 

A Career in Home Care

If those benefits are on your wishlist, you should consider a career in professional caregiving.

“More than 10,000 people turn 65 every day – and an overwhelming majority of them want to remain in their homes as they age. That’s why home care is now one of the country’s fastest growing industries – with no end in sight,” said Teresa Steinfatt, Vice President of Business Performance at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). To meet the rapidly growing demand for home care, we’ll need reliable, compassionate men and women who can deliver the services needed to help seniors live their best lives – everything from companionship to personal and Alzheimer’s care.”

Benefits of a Home Care Career

Steinfatt said the benefits of a professional caregiving career include:

1. High demand

A new study shows the number of new jobs in home care and home health is expected to increase 37% by 2030 – that’s almost 12 million new jobs. 

2. The work is extremely fulfilling

Caregiving is an opportunity to do incredibly meaningful work every single day. Big or small, every task is important to your clients, and every day brings new opportunities to truly make a difference in the lives of seniors and their families.

3. Variety

Caregiving tasks are as different as the clients themselves. From running errands to helping a client in the shower, the diversity will keep you on your toes and make the job more interesting. 

4. Training and support

Our experienced staff will make sure you receive world-class training before you enter a client’s home, and we’ll provide you with the support you need to overcome any challenge.

5. Continuous learning opportunities

Every individual is unique, and their needs are always changing. You will always have an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques to connect with and care for your clients. 

6. Appreciation from others

Helping others probably makes you feel good – but it makes others feel good, too! Our staff, as well as the families you serve, appreciate everything you do!

7. Lasting relationships

Building positive relationships with clients is one of the most important aspects of caregiving – and it’s the most fun. Our caregivers often form close bonds with seniors and their families – relationships that endure long after the job is done.

Start a Home Care Career Today

If you’re looking for a job that gives you the flexibility you need and the satisfaction you want, we want to hear from you. Please visit our website at or call your local HCAN-supported office.