Caregiver Job FAQs

We hope this page answers your questions about being a caregiver with HomeCare of the Rockies. If you have others, don’t hesitate to call 720-204-6083.

What is your hiring process?

We first ask that you complete our preliminary application form (see below). Once we have your contact information, we’ll email you our application, call you to ask a few questions, and then invite you to our office to meet with us.

Once you complete your paperwork and checks / screenings, we’ll invite you to your first training session. If, after attending this session you believe becoming a caregiver is the right job for you, and if we believe you’ll be a good fit for our caregiver team, we’ll offer you a job.

We require that you undergo a criminal background check, drug screening, and driving record check. You must have a clean driving record and up-to-date automobile insurance.

What kind of people become caregivers? I don’t have any experience.

Our caregiver team is incredibly diverse! We have empty nesters, people who want to work while their children are in school – and those who want a job at night after their spouse / partner arrives home. We even have students studying for their nursing degree.

You don’t need experience to become a senior caregiver. Why? We train you – and you earn while you learn! Our exclusive HomeCare 100 Professional Caregiver Training program helps you learn the skills you need to provide exceptional care – while earning fair compensation.

You’ll receive training that covers aspects of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program, and that also includes specialized training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Plus, you’ll receive dedicated training in Caregiver Wellness. The more training you complete, the more you earn.

What is a typical day like for a professional caregiver?

Your daily schedule depends on your clients’ needs. Some days you’ll have breakfast with a client and then work a puzzle together. Or, you may drive your client to a doctor’s appointment or tackle light housekeeping.

Other task includes helping seniors with dressing, bathing, grooming or with devices such as hearing aids, and assisting into or out of a wheelchair and bed or with toileting.

I have an odd schedule. Will you be able to accommodate me?

Yes! We have many caregivers who work at night, on weekends, and during the day. Our Schedulers will work with you to help ensure you get the hours and flexibility you need.

Our caregivers typically work between 20 and 40 hours per week. We’re looking for caregivers who want to work at least 20 hours per week.

Do you offer benefits, such as medical insurance?

Currently, we offer workman’s compensation insurance, which covers any job-related injury. We also offer the following:

• Full-time positions (immediate openings available)
• Paid training
• Increased pay based on training
• 401(k) plan (after 1 year of service)

Please see our Caregiver Benefits page for more details.

Will I need to give my senior clients medication?

As a caregiver, your job requires you to remind seniors to take their medication at the correct time and then assist them in doing so (e.g. remove the medicine from the container and then give it to the senior on a small tray or in a cup). You will also observe and document the client taking the medicines, and the dosages and types taken. We do not administer or prescribe medication.

Will I need to perform any type of medical procedure?

No! As non-medical caregivers, we also don’t provide any medical assistance or perform procedures, although we do help seniors with mobility – e.g. helping them in and out of the shower, car, etc.

What do others have to say about working with you? What makes you different?

First, we’re committed to you and to our clients, which is why we’ve spent months creating the HomeCare100 training program and why we continually invest in our care management system. Second, we’re an independent, family-owned agency committed to supporting our local communities.

Most important, we want to see you succeed, which is why we provide strategies for mindfulness and self-care. See what some of our caregivers have to say about working with us.

Are you ready to do important work caring for seniors in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Loveland and all surrounding areas?

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