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Become A Live In Caregiver

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Working As A Live In Caregiver

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $20,980

    Average Salary

What Does A Live In Caregiver Do At Sunrise Senior Living

* Build meaningful relationships with a specified number of seniors and their families as you provide assistance with activities of daily living, attend to individual care needs and get to know their unique preferences and personalities
* Notify management of changes in condition and recommend adjustments in the level of care and service
* Assist residents in life skills and other life enriching activities as indicated on their individual profile
* Blends a variety of multi-sensory experiences into the resident's day
* Participates in the development of the Individualized Service Plans (ISP) and monthly updates
* Responsible for their designated group of residents during the shift, knows where their residents are and physically checks on them throughout the shift.
* Partners with community team to ensure community is in compliance with OSHA requirements and promotion of Risk Management programs and policies; adherence to safety rules and regulations.
* Responds to the dining needs of the residents and guests while maintaining Sunrise hospitality and service standards
* Invite, Encourage, Assist (IEA) residents in life skills and other life enriching activities as indicated on ISP and demographic profile
* Committed to serving our residents and guests through our Principles of Services

What Does A Live In Caregiver Do At Brookdale Senior Living

* Provide residents with assistance and companionship while recognizing their individual needs and encouraging independence
* Assist residents with daily activities of living, including bathing, dressing, medication administration and grooming
* Escort residents to and from meals and scheduled activities as needed
* Participate in life enrichment activities while encouraging resident socialization
* Maintain daily records regarding resident medication, changes in physical condition/behavior and other observations

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How To Become A Live In Caregiver

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.


Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.


Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

Integrity. Personal care aides should make clients feel comfortable when the aides tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, personal care aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Sometimes clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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Live In Caregiver Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Tagalog

  • Swedish

  • Dutch

  • Greek

  • Carrier

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Thai

  • Italian

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Real Live In Caregiver Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Live-In Elder Caregiver/Housekeeper Dorothy M. York PA Sep 01, 2014 $23,813
Female Live-In Elder Caregiver/Housekeeper Dorothy M. York Philadelphia, PA Jan 20, 2015 $23,040
Female Live-In Elder Caregiver/Housekeeper Dorothy M. York Philadelphia, PA Apr 01, 2015 $23,040
Female Live-In Elder Caregiver/Housekeeper Dorothy M. York Philadelphia, PA Dec 01, 2014 $23,040
Live In Caregiver Jefferson Senior Care, LLC Yuba City, CA Jul 25, 2016 $22,957
Live-In Caregiver Helping Hands Randallstown, MD Mar 22, 2010 $22,164
Live In Caregiver Golden Acres Home Care II Yuba City, CA Jan 08, 2015 $21,914
Live In Caregiver Golden Acres Home Care II CA Jan 16, 2014 $21,914
Live In Caregiver Golden Acres Home Care II CA May 05, 2014 $21,914

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Top Skills for A Live In Caregiver


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Top Live In Caregiver Skills

  1. Laundry
  2. Companion Care
  3. Meal Prep
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Cooked meals, cleaned rooms and did laundry.
  • Provided companion care with leisure activities including; going to the hairdresser, going for lunch and errands.
  • Assisted residents with medications, ambulated to restroom, meal preparation, feeding, grooming, vital signs.
  • Perform light housekeeping tasks, wash and iron laundry, run errands and accompany client to appointments.
  • Performed personal care activities in a gentle manner that maximized resident's independence and dignity in the home environment.

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