Jobs for the retired who want to give something back

Vit G image 2As the demand for elderly care at home increases with our rapidly ageing society, good CareGivers are in high demand and many care providers are finding that active retirees – sometimes nearly the same age as their clients – feature among their best employees.

“Older CareGivers know the frustrations of ageing and have a lot of patience and understanding,” explains MD Alastair Shanks. “They tend to relate really well to their clients and can talk about the ‘old days’ with shared recollection.”

The number of older people delaying retirement is also increasing; with economic uncertainties and people living longer on fixed incomes, many are drawn to elderly care to supplement their retirement incomes. Care giving is a natural choice for retirees wanting to give something back to their local community and those who enjoy building meaningful relationships.Website CTA

The UK Government recognises the value of recruiting older people. Department for Work and Pensions [DWP] Minister, Steve Webb MP has said: “Older workers have a huge amount to bring to any workforce and are a vast, untapped talent in the UK labour market. The business case is compelling…”

Minister for Women, Nicky Morgan MP added: “Experienced and mature workers are a valuable asset to the UK economy… We need to provide extra support and help employers challenge outdated perceptions to see the real strengths of this important section of the workforce.”

“Right at Home is a leader in hiring older CareGivers to provide home care for other seniors and disabled adults,” explains Alastair. “Not long ago, a 90yr old American colleague was named CareGiver of the Year. We are really keen to hear from active retirees in the Farnham and Guildford area,” adds Alastair. “Older CareGivers offer years of experience and a compassionate awareness of what it means to age.

“They already have the Right at Home work ethic, having grown up learning the value of making commitments and holding to them. The benefit of older people caring for their peers really is a win-win situation for all of us.”

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