“Is a career in healthcare right for me?”
“Where do I even start?”

If you have ever wondered if a job in healthcare would be a good fit for you, you probably also talked yourself out of it 10 seconds later thinking that the years of med school, tuition, and stress of working in a hospital are too much to bear.

But there is another side to healthcare that is just as important – home care.

Home care is the care for patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital or other health institution or clients who require long-term care.

Home care allows you to bring essential skills, insights, and compassion to the home of clients who rely on your presence daily.

Renaissance Home Care, a leader in home care in Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, will host a meet and greet hiring event on April 22, welcoming all who have ever been curious about a career path in healthcare.

Lisa Hess, Director of Clinical Services at Renaissance, says some of us are natural caregivers, finding joy in caring for our loved ones at home, and people can actually make a career out of it.

“It’s not far from the care we provide for our family members who need our assistance. You may have even realized that you have a heart big enough to ‘go pro’ and turn care into a career when you saw the positive impact you had on your loved one’s well being,” she said.

Hundreds of people were thrust into caregiver roles during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping vulnerable relatives navigate everyday life and avoid health complications presented by the virus.

As the virus sent other industries reeling, the demand for every category of health worker exploded, including home care.

Home care, while not as intense as other certified medical roles, is just as important as you will assist clients in doing everyday tasks and activities that help them maintain their independence while they navigate their health conditions.

Two of the main careers in home care at Renaissance are Home Health Aide and Homemaker, each with its own special brand of care.

Home Health Aides (HHAs) assist patients with activities of daily living such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Some aides receive special training and are qualified to provide more complex services under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Meanwhile, Homemakers are non-medical, support personnel who create a safe and healthy environment for our clients in their home. This kind of care includes assistance with personal hygiene, cooking, household cleaning, laundry, and other household chores that turn your home into a haven.

Many of Renaissance Home Care’s most qualified healthcare professionals started out as HHAs or homemakers and have moved up the ranks to registered nursing and certified therapists. There is a lot of room for growth when you start your home care journey at Renaissance Home Care.

The information in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.

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