Become a Caregiver

MDC Healthcare aides bring joy to older adults and others who need assistance by supporting them with in-home care and therapeutic services that make them safer, healthier, and more independent.

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What Does It Take To Become a Caregiver?

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:

  • Is warm, pleasant, and gracious
  • Is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others
  • Admits mistakes
  • Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to succeed
  • Encourages collaboration
  • Builds effective relationships
  • Enjoys learning about other cultures

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 Assistant (CNA)

    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 Aide (HHA)

    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 Attendant (PCA)

    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.

As a care professional, you provide…

Personalized Health Support

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy restores functionality to large muscles when clients suffer pain and discomfort from disease or injury. Our specialists help you get to those services to aid recovery and reduce the chances of reinjury.

Respite Care

Caring for a family member is an emotionally and physically draining experience. Respite care offers relief to family caregivers. Our aides step in and provide temporary care to clients while their primary caregiver takes time to rest and tend to other matters.

Older woman holding a weight during physical therapy

Occupational Therapy

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.

Female caregiver helping older woman level her leg

Our Approach

MDC Healthcare has served Georgia families for over a decade. Our care coordinators work closely with clients to build care plans that meet their specific needs. We offer unmatched personalization and high-quality care.

How To Become a Caregiver

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. Here at MDC Healthcare, we offer that training.

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.

Here’s what clients have to say

About Our Care

“I was unable to get a hospital bed in my home for months. My patient care provider was unable to assist. I called MDC Healthcare and one of their case managers took over. After she took the case, I received my bed within the month. I called my case manager, crying tears of joy.”

How To Become a Companion Caregiver

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.

Female caregiver helping older man with computer

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