There are many great career opportunities in the Senior Living community field. In this blog, let’s look at 5 great jobs that are available to caregivers who want to work with seniors.
Registered Nurse (RN)
A Registered Nurse (RN) is one of the most important jobs in a Senior Living community. RNs collaborate with physicians and other medical professionals to develop care plans for residents, manage medications, and provide emotional support and direct care on a one-to-one basis.
Registered Nurses in Senior Living communities have the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with residents and their families. RNs are compensated well, and receive healthcare benefits, paid time off, and other attractive incentives.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs, are primarily responsible for helping residents with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as bathing, grooming, toileting, eating, and moving around.
The CNA role is enriching, as it provides a caregiver the opportunity to help residents achieve a better quality of life. In addition to the personal fulfillment aspects of being a CNA, this high-demand role offers excellent job security and compensation, healthcare benefits, and opportunities to learn new skills.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in a Senior Living Community plays a huge role in the day-to-day care of residents. LPNs work directly with RNs and physicians to help implement residents’ care plans. These professionals monitor residents’ vital signs and attend to their daily needs.
While developing bonds with seniors and their families, LPNs receive competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, and paid time off.
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A Dietary Aide in a Senior Living community helps cook and serve meals to residents, while ensuring that food safety and hygiene protocols are always followed.
Dietary Aides also work with the community’s chefs, dietitians, and doctors to create nutritious menus that meet residents’ exact needs. With only a high school diploma required, this role has many opportunities to grow and specialize. Dietary Aides earn completive salaries and are offered healthcare benefits, and paid time off.
The Executive Chef is in charge of overseeing the kitchen staff, and is responsible for creating delicious and nutritious meals for residents. These professionals play an important role in not only meeting residents’ dietary needs, but also in the quality of life they enjoy.
Executive Chefs enjoy a good income, healthcare benefits, paid time off, and other employment-related incentives.
Building a Career at a Senior Living Community
The compassionate and friendly staff at Frontier Senior Living has found rewarding and fulfilling careers working with our residents at our beautiful Senior Living communities. Did you know that Frontier was recently certified as A Great Place to Work®? If you would like to learn more about the positions we have available, we invite you to explore our career page.