Are you currently stuck in a 9-to-5 job that leaves you feeling guilty or empty inside because you can’t spend enough time with loved ones? Is your rigid job schedule keeping you from having a healthy work-life balance? As a part-time student with bills to pay and mouths to feed, trying to find a job that accommodates your busy schedule can be frustrating. If any of these scenarios describe you, there are many benefits of professional caregiving – starting with the job’s flexible scheduling aspect. 

What Does a Caregiver Do?

A caregiver is someone who offers support to the aged or those with disabilities or special needs. Those responsibilities may include companionship, daily care, homemaking, meals, personal care, emotional support, and medical assistance. These diverse caregiver demands require different levels of education and training depending on which role you choose.

Caregivers work in various settings that include:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Assisted living communities
  • Residential care facilities
  • Private residences (Home Care or Home Health Care)

The Pros of Having a Flexible Work Schedule

Having a flexible work schedule as a caregiver provides you with these perks:

Less stress

Holding down a full-time job while managing a household and tending to personal needs can be stressful. A flexible work schedule allows you to work around obligations and responsibilities outside your job. As a result, you’ll enjoy a healthier work-life balance and less stress.

Better Health

A flexible job schedule gives you more time to tend to your physical and mental health needs. For instance, having more hours in the day will allow you to exercise more or pamper yourself with a spa day or lunch with friends.

Saves money

Piggybacking on the last point, better health resulting from a flexible work schedule means fewer doctor’s visits due to illnesses. This benefit can significantly reduce your overall healthcare costs.

Improves mood

Less stress, better health, and more money in the bank will make you happier in the end. Flexible hours make managing life easier and more enjoyable no matter what comes your way.

More personal time

A flexible work schedule means more free time to spend with family or focus on personal needs. You’ll be able to take your kids to and from school, attend their school programs, make it to your health appointments, run errands, and set aside time for other non-work-related household activities.

Extra free time

And finally, setting your own work schedule will allow you to spend more time doing things you love. Use your newfound “me” time to learn a new hobby, take classes at the local community college, travel to exotic places, or binge-watch your favorite TV shows. In the end, choosing your work hours empowers you with the opportunity to incorporate your favorite activities into your daily life without feeling guilty or stressed.

The Benefits of Working for Senior1Care

If a career as a professional caregiver interest you, Senior1Care can help. As one of the premier home care providers in Indiana, we offer our employees the flexibility of creating their own work schedules. Whether you are seeking full-time or part-time employment, Senior1Care will be happy to accommodate your needs.

In addition to flexible scheduling, the advantages of working for us include:

  • A positive company culture that supports your personal and professional needs
  • Only work with one client at a time
  • Ongoing staff training
  • Legacy Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training school
  • End-of-year performance bonus

Join Our Amazing Team in Fort Wayne, IN Today!

If you are interested in pursuing an exciting, challenging, and fulfilling career in the rapidly growing home care industry, Senior1Care would like to speak with you. Due to our expanding client load, we are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill several open caregiving positions in Fort Wayne, IN.

We offer competitive pay, flexible hours, great benefits, performance bonuses, and the opportunity to work in a positive environment while surrounded by fellow caring professionals. Whether you’re a CNA, nurse, therapist, or another type of healthcare professional, we’d love to hear from you. What are you waiting for? To learn more about how to pursue an exciting career opportunity with Senior1Care today, please visit us at