A Typical Day for a Cantata Caregiver
Want to know what a typical day might be like if you were to
become a Cantata Caregiver? This section is designed to give
you a taste of what caregiving for Cantata is all about.
Of course, you'll bring your own life experience and personality.
We'll provide the training you need to become a great caregiver.
Then we'll match you up with the right clients.
We offer flexible hours. We can even work around
your schedule. Caregivers must be legal to work in
the U.S., have a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a safe
vehicle, and one year of paid caregiving experience. We
are looking for compassionate people who love to provide services
to seniors in their own homes.
8 a.m. - I arrive at Mr. Johnson's home to start our day.
how much it means to Mr. Johnson when I arrive on time and greet
him with a happy face. I make sure I'm smiling even before I knock
on the door. This gets us both in the mood for a great day!
The first thing we do is sit down to talk so I can understand
what I can do to help Mr. Johnson have a great day. It's so
important to me that Mr. Johnson feels like I listen to what he has
10:30 a.m. - After I make breakfast and tidy up, we have some
Mr. Johnson has an old record collection that he likes to share.
It's fun to listen to the music and the memories the music brings
back. Even though I've heard some of his stories more than once, I
know he enjoys telling them - so I listen all the time. He knows he
can trust his memories with me.
11:30 a.m. - We go for a walk before I make lunch.
If it's a nice day, we go out for a walk together. Mr. Johnson
lives across from a school and enjoys seeing children playing
during their recess. After our walk, I'll ask Mr. Johnson
what he wants for lunch and we might even prepare it together.
3 p.m. - Time for a game of cards.
lunch, Mr. Johnson took a nap while I worked on getting some
laundry done. Then we played a game of cards together. As I get
ready to leave, I ask Mr. Johnson, "Is there anything else I can do
for you? I have the time." Before I go, I make sure he has
what he needs for the evening. Next time we'll go shopping
for groceries together. I feel proud that I can help Mr. Johnson
live his best life in his own home.
After I leave Mr. Johnson's home, I check in with the Cantata
Care Manager to ask for tips on keeping Mr. Johnson safe during our
walks. I can always rely on the Care Manager to help me do my job