Serving others, giving back, and offering compassionate empathy in unexpected and occasionally overwhelming circumstances—this is the role of a caregiver. You may have found yourself on this particular path for any number of reasons. Perhaps you started caregiving for an aging parent after they had a bad fall. Or maybe you have always had a devotion to helping others.
However you got started, caregiving is one of the most important jobs you’ll ever have—and one that can be both deeply rewarding as well as challenging. Caregiving is an ever-changing field, and there is always room to learn more and improve your skills as a caregiver. Participating in workshops and training programs can help you to gain confidence, offer more to the aging adult you work with, and bring enthusiasm back into your routine.