Senior Caregiver Salary
|Salary||$12,027 - $48,306|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$17,303 - $39,671|
|Hourly Rate||$8.57 - $17.46|
|Overtime||$12.14 - $21.33|
|Total Pay (||$17,303 - $39,671|
Job Description for Senior Caregiver
A senior caregiver generally works in a senior living facility or the home of a patient, taking care of the older adults under their supervision. Duties may include helping administer medicine, offering companionship, and cooking, as well as performing housekeeping and laundry duties. The senior caregiver may run errands and perform personal hygiene care as well. Good interpersonal skills are necessary in this position, as the caregiver is often expected to perform duties such as reading aloud and carrying on conversations with the seniors under their care. They must encourage seniors to take care of themselves both mentally and physically.Read More...
Additionally, a senior caregiver must be able to keep the older adults' environment clean. A knowledge of cooking healthy meals with an ability to adapt to the seniors’ dietary needs is important to ensure patient health. Accompanying the senior to external events such as community activities and doctor's appointments may be required as well. If a noticeable change occurs in the seniors’ behavior or health, the senior caregiver must report it to the appropriate resource, such as a doctor or manager. Communication with family members is often a part of this job as well.
The minimum education requirement for senior caregiver positions usually includes a high school diploma or equivalent; relevant experience is generally needed as well. Certificates such as Certified Nursing Aid and Home Health Aide certification may be beneficial, but many positions do not require it. Senior caregiver positions may be full time or part time, and these jobs may be live-in or require a regular commute to a specified facility. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Senior Caregiver Tasks
- Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
- Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
- Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
- Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
- Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
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Pay by Experience for a Senior Caregiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 247 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Caregiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 146 salaries. An experienced Senior Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 97 salaries. A Senior Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 40 salaries.
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