My Caregiver Job Ended — Now What?
Serving as a caregiver is something that takes incredible heart. Caregivers give their time, their emotions, their love, and an incredible amount of compassion every day. So, whether you cared for the person for months or many years, when that person passes away, it can be difficult to figure out the next steps of what to do in your life. Here are some important things to keep in mind if your caregiving job ends.
#1: Process the loss.
Caregivers set aside part of their own lives to care for someone else. The person that you were hired to care for usually becomes someone that you are close to, so when that person is gone, it’s normal to feel sad, devastated, and even angry. Allow yourself to process the loss and feel the variety of feelings that you’re experiencing. These are normal and there is no right or wrong way to process them.
#2: Give yourself time.
If you have been hired as an in-home caregiver, you likely need to start looking for another job. Before you do that, try to give yourself a bit of time. Set aside a week or two – maybe longer if you can afford to – to reflect and take some time to yourself. Recharging and reflecting can help you make stronger, more confident decisions for the future.
#3: Work with a staffing agency.
Working as a caregiver is a very personal job. Talk to a qualified and experienced staffing agency like Household Staffing about what experience you have and what type of caregiving job would be best for you. You have acquired skills over the course of your career, and we will do our best to match those with the right family.
Our team at Household Staffing is ready to help you find your next in-home caregiving position. Whether it’s a senior caregiver position, a position to care for a special needs child, or something else, we can help you find the right job, right away. Contact us today to start the process.