Become a Caregiver
MDC Healthcare aides bring joy to older adults and others who need assistance by supporting them with care and therapeutic services that make them happier, safer, and more comfortable.
If you’re compassionate, empathetic, and patient, you may have what it takes to become a caregiver. MDC Healthcare professionals are devoted to a life of service and continued education, and strive to improve the quality of life of those aging in place, recovering from injury, or living with a chronic health condition.
The core work culture at MDC Healthcare is best described by The MDC Way, a collection of values and expectations that our best caregivers follow. With composure, empathy, integrity, trust, and perseverance, there’s no challenge our care team can’t overcome.
A few of the behaviors we value in a caregiver include:
Being a primary caregiver with a home care agency is a very rewarding and challenging role that demands flexibility. MDC Healthcare provides caregiving services 24/7, and is highly responsive to client requests. We offer everything from senior care to respite care for family caregivers.
Certified nursing assistants are licensed nursing aides with classroom education and hands-on experience. Out of the three varieties of caregivers, CNAs have the most rigorous health care education and caregiving training requirements. They also provide the most caregiver support, including monitoring medical conditions and administering certain treatments.
Home health aides offer support services to older adults and others in assisted living situations who need help remaining independent. Their duties include educating clients on proper nutrition, light housekeeping, dressing and monitoring wounds, and more. States require that HHAs meet similar caregiving training requirements as CNAs. However, their health care training is more limited.
Personal care aides assist clients with personal hygiene and other physical activities, including showering, oral care, skincare, and meal preparation. Personal caregivers don’t need a health care education. However, before a caregiver offers support services, they need to have a specific number of supervised training hours.
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Physical therapy restores functionality to large muscles when clients suffer pain and discomfort from disease or injury. Our specialists implement exercises and equipment to aid recovery and reduce the chances of reinjury.
Occupational therapists improve a client’s quality of life by teaching them how to develop and maintain the fine motor skills they need to complete activities of daily living. We recommend methods and home modifications to make tasks like bathing and toileting easier.
Companion caregivers and private homemakers in the state of Georgia need training in basic caregiving skills, including HIPAA, safety, infection control, and elder abuse. In addition, potential caregivers need 8 hours of training on state-approved topics within the first year of certification, with renewal training each following year.
Nurse aides must complete a state-approved program that meets the minimum federal caregiving training requirements and pass the CNA certification exam. Continuing education units (CEUs) are required every following year.
Senior companion care aides assist older adults with activities of daily living, helping with tasks like grocery shopping and light housekeeping. These home care aides make aging in place an enjoyable and comfortable experience for clients. To become a companion caregiver, applicants need a GED or high school diploma. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are also required. Those who have prior experience working with the elderly and who have strong interpersonal skills are ideal candidates for the position.
Are You Ready to Become a Caregiver?
MDC Healthcare delivers customizable, affordable, and culturally sensitive in-home health services to communities in Georgia.