The need increases for health care workers increases as the populations of the developed world age. In addition to the elder care sustainable livelihoods discussed in the earlier blog on this subject, including serving as a home health aide, driving patients to appointments, and assisting seniors in moving, new opportunities arise.
If you are a health care worker, such as a registered nurse, a pharmacy technician, a pharmacists, or a physical therapists, hospitals and hospital alliances are constantly hiring people to fill positions providing health care for the seniors.
Experience with health care is not necessary for other livelihoods. For example, a company called Moveline provides services for individuals and companies move by first making a video of the furniture and equipment to be moved. Videos can be made using Apple’s Facetime app.
This inventory is then sent to moving companies and at this point, experts help the customer find the best price for moving. The opportunity here is to become one of those experts and no previous experience in the moving industry is required. What is required is being on the telephone and not being hesitant about calling people, handling 50-80 inbound and outbound calls a day. Of course, interpersonal communication skills are necessary as well as good computer skills are needed. You can read about the earnings potential on the company’s site.
If you are seeking a way to change careers or use your skills in this growing field, expect new opportunities to arise and we will keep you posted.
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Australia is in a similar place with the number of senior citizens and their needs driving many new business opportunities. These range from home care and maintenance services through to travel and recreation opportunities. This has also seen a dramatic rise in health care vacancies boosting employment in all states aand territories
Gail, thank you for adding this about Australia – a nation we hope to visit.
jonathan smith says
Hi guys, i read your post. It is so nice to see that you have done a great job here. This is so much informative for the elders.
long term care ins says
“Elder care as a sustainable livelihood” very attractable title and also the content of this article is well thought. Job well done Paul and Sarah