The job hunt can be tough in this current economy, but for the medical field there always seems to be a labor shortage. This is great news for those looking to start or move up in their career as a medical professional. One area, which is expected to grow considerably, is dementia care.
To start off, let’s do some math to show why the dementia care field is growing in popularity. Currently the United States has a population of approximately 315 million people. 11.2 million of those Americans are over 80 years old. It is estimated that nearly 50% of individuals over the age of 80 have some form for dementia, which means that roughly 5.6 million of those octogenarians have dementia. With those kinds of numbers it is no wonder there is such a high need for dementia care specialists!
There are several careers that can allow a person to work with dementia patients. Typically the first jobs that come to mind are nurses and physicians. Others that may not initial be thought of are social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, dietitians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and dementia/Alzheimer’s educators, just to name a few. The list goes on and on.
MAS Home Care specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. For individuals looking for a rewarding job in dementia care, MAS is always looking for qualified professionals to meet clients’ needs. Job openings can be found on the MAS Home Care website.
For individuals looking for home care services for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you are also in the right place. MAS Home Care can provide compassionate care for your family member. We know that being a caregiver is a full time job, and the most important one. Let us help you but providing personalized attention meant to meet your needs.
Whether you are a job hunter or a concerned caregiver, give MAS Home Care a call!