The road to old age can be one that’s loaded with happiness and joy, or fraught with stress and pain. Realistically, it’s a combination of the two for most people. There are countless people who achieve their dreams, raise amazing families, and look back on a life well-lived, but even they can’t avoid the inevitability of aging, where their body stops functioning like it used to. Elderly citizens in this position will end up needing CNAs or caregivers to provide for their needs. While there are those who see this as a sign of defeat, the reality is that it can just be another step in the wonderful and complex journey of life.1`
While CNA and caregivers jobs aren’t what people usually think of first when they envision a glamorous, spectacular career, the reality is that it’s a job that can be extremely rewarding. Have you considered applying for CNA jobs in the Honolulu area? We urge you to consider giving Wilson Care a try. We’re always looking for qualified caregivers to assist Hawaii’s elderly population, whether it’s at their own homes or inside our senior living center.
At Wilson Care, we have a team of people who love what they do. If you’ve ever wondered about the rewarding aspects of being a caregiver, keep reading to learn some of the reasons our team loves what they do:
Caregiver Jobs Create Meaningful Relationships
For many caregivers, this is the top perk of their job. When you’re in a CNA position, you’re charged with the personal care of elderly citizens, and their needs can be very diverse. It’s not like you’re just keeping track of when they need to take their pills; many of our patients need help with their mobility, nutrition, physical activity, chores, and much more.
As a caregiver, you’ll provide for your senior patients in many ways, and you’ll eventually find that you take a custom approach to each and every person. When you spend so much time caring for someone else’s needs, you’ll come to find that it’s immensely rewarding and satisfying being able to care for them. You’ll find that you start to develop relationships with many of the elderly folks you care for, and you’ll realize you’re more invested in their well-being than you ever thought you’d be.
For many of our caregivers, being able to interact with their patients on a daily basis is a source of joy. Over time, you’ll learn their interests, hobbies, passions, and history. It’s hard not to love somebody when you’ve learned so much about them. While you’ll be operating as a professional, it’s hard not to make a lot of new friends that bless your life as much as you bless theirs.
You Master Many Useful Skills
As a caregiver or CNA, you’ll be tasked with the health and well-being of your elderly patients. While you’ll certainly have experience going through medical school if you want to work as a CNA, you’ll find yourself learning a lot of practical skills that school may not have taught you. A sense of organization is imperative for a job like this, as you must be highly aware of the times your patients need to take their medication. You’re also going to learn a thing or two about nutrition and cooking as you help to ensure your seniors are well-fed and healthy.
Have you not quite mastered the art of certain household chores, like laundry and cleaning? You’ll be doing this too as a caregiver, and when all is said and done, you’ll be a pro. And, of course, there’s also the highly important social aspect of being a caregiver — you’re going to learn how to communicate with people on a level you’ve never yet experienced.
Needless to say, there is a huge variety of useful skills that will be a boon to you for the rest of your life if you spend time being a caregiver. You’ll be able to use these skills to help yourself, your family, your loved ones, and your friends.
Flexibility in the Schedule
The mandated schedule can truly make or break a job for people. While a standard 9-5 schedule is fairly typical across a lot of full-time jobs, there are actually occasions where this isn’t ideal for the candidate in question. They may be better-suited for night hours depending on the schedule of their loved ones. Conversely, not everyone wants to work nights and weekends all the time.
One of the benefits of working as a CNA or caregiver is that there’s a certain degree of flexibility in your schedule, mainly because the needs of senior citizens never disappear just because the clock strikes a certain hour.
While we don’t want people to misinterpret this as saying “you can work whenever you want, no matter what,” the bottom line is that CNAs and caregivers are needed all day. At Wilson Care, we do our very best to accommodate the needs of our employees, honoring their desired schedule as much as is possible with the team we have available.
You’re Doing Something Good
We’re not going to say that any given career lacks value — people are passionate about all kinds of things, and it’s totally okay to pursue what you love. Not only that, but our world only functions due to the absolutely staggering amount of different professions that exist — if people only did work that was noble and praiseworthy, our infrastructure could crumble overnight.
But with that being said, it certainly doesn’t hurt to find a career where you’re giving back to the world in a truly meaningful way. While people may be grateful to you if you run a pretzel stand, the reality is that the world would continue to go on as it always has if your business suddenly dried up overnight. But when you’re a caregiver working for senior citizens who have a legitimate need for someone to look after their health, you’ll end every single work day feeling like you provided authentic value to someone’s life.
Not everyone needs to have a job where you’re selflessly serving other people. But if there’s an opportunity to do so while still honoring your passions and making use of your skills, you won’t be glad that you took it. It feels amazing being able to give back to the generation that gave so much to the people who came after them.
Senior Caregiver Jobs and CNA Positions in Honolulu
Are you looking to be a CNA? Have you been seeking openings in the caregiver industry? Look no further — at Wilson Care, we’re always looking for qualified people to take on this very important role. Even if you’ve never actively considered the prospect of being a CNA for elderly folks, we consider you to consider the prospect if you have the qualifications. When you work with Wilson Care, you really are providing an experience that is necessary to the survival and well-being of our wonderful senior citizens.
Wilson Care serves Hawaii’s elderly in our senior living center, as well as in their own residences in the Honolulu area. If you’re in Honolulu or planning to move here, we encourage you to apply online or to contact us if you have questions about employment. We hope to hear from you soon!