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Your Career as a Caregiver

A Note about COVID-19

Now, more than ever, it’s clear how essential caregivers really are. The people we serve rely on our caregivers, not just for companionship during a time of isolation, but also for assistance with their basic needs. Without dedicated caregivers, many seniors and adults with disabilities would be left with little support. You can make all the difference.

When you become a caregiver, no day will ever be exactly the same as the last. No matter what type of caregiving you provide, you will always have a wide variety of duties and experiences.

And that’s important to us.

Caregivers are the heart of our organization. We know our company couldn’t exist without you, which is why it’s so important to us to keep your passion strong and to ensure your needs are met.

Read more below about the unique positions we offer, along with the training and support we provide to every Right at Home caregiver.

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Benefits of a Right at Home Career

  • Flexible hours and competitive pay
  • A caring, supportive team
  • An independent work environment
  • Learning new senior care skills
  • Building one-on-one relationships with clients and families
  • Growth and training opportunities
  • Paid time off after one year

We Offer the Right Careers for the Right People

  • Are you passionate about helping people?
  • Are you looking for a career with flexible hours to meet the demands of your life?
  • Are you tired of getting the runaround and not feeling valued in your current situation?
  • Do you want to be part of a company that will invest in you and your interests?

If this sounds familiar, Right at Home – Northern Michigan may be the Right Career for you!

Read on to learn more about Right at Home – Northern Michigan and how joining our team can be the first step in your journey toward a rewarding, fulfilling career in the growing field of home health care!

Right at Home – Northern Michigan: Where Caregivers are Part of our Mission

Our caregivers are more than just employees. They are valued members of our Right at Home family and at the heart of our mission.

The Right at Home - Northern Michigan Mission

To improve the quality of life of our clients, their families, our caregivers, and our partners.

We strive every day to better understand, relate to, and help fulfill our caregivers’ needs while making working for Right at Home a rewarding experience. Learn more about our company’s Vision, Mission and Core Values!

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What Employees Say About Working Here

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"The thing that I really like is their flexibility. I just feel like they are appreciative of their workers. I was trained very well and appropriately. If you complete the training programs, you get raises and bonuses."
Jennifer A., Coleman, MI
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What Employees Say About Working Here

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"I love home care and I love taking care of people. They do work with your schedule, especially if you have kids. If you have any issues, they are right on top of it. They really are amazing."
Whitney H., Midland, MI
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What Employees Say About Working Here

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"The company I was working for closed. So, I joined Right at Home, who picked up my client. I like that they are on top of their company, they let me know when in-services are going on, and they set us up for our (COVID-19) shots. They keep me informed on what’s going on and offer incentives and benefits for vacation."
Kristine H., Essexville, MI
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Benefits and Incentives

Along with competitive wages, Right at Home – Northern Michigan offers one of the most robust total compensation programs in the area. Some of our benefits include sign-on and referral bonuses, shift premium programs, career path and advancement raises, insurance and a 401(k) program.

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Rewards and Recognition

Our caregivers work hard, and we work hard to recognize them! Right at Home – Northern Michigan has recognition events and programs that celebrate holidays and special events, caregiver birthdays and work anniversaries, and individual accomplishments like our RisingStar and ShootingStar Awards for new caregivers, RightStar and RightMission Awards for tenured caregivers and our Quality Survey Awards.

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Careers and Advancement

We have a formal career advancement program for our caregivers – including homemaker/companions, home health aides and certified nursing assistants – featuring multiple career paths.

We also believe in promoting from within, recognizing outstanding individuals by naming them to our Mission Team or promoting them to field supervisor or office support roles.

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Areas We Serve

If you’re interested in joining our team but don’t live in Midland, no problem! We serve clients throughout Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw Counties.

Click here to see a map of the areas we serve!

Joining Right at Home

If you’re ready to have a meaningful, fulfilling career – more than just a job – where you’ll be recognized and rewarded for what you do, and want to be part of a team dedicated to improving the quality of lives of our clients and their families, then Right at Home – Northern Michigan could be the place for you!

Take the next step! Visit our application page to learn more about our hiring process and view available positions.

Frequently Asked Questions

One thing we can tell you for sure about working as a caregiver is that every day is different! The tasks you’ll perform will depend upon the needs of the clients you work with and your personal skill level, but some responsibilities include:

  • Assisting clients with toileting, bathing, and dressing
  • Working with clients to plan meals, preparing these, and cleaning up
  • Taking clients to doctor appointments, running errands, or visiting favorite places
  • Reminding clients to take their medications
  • Performing light housework, such as vacuuming or doing laundry
  • Offering companionship by spending time with your client and doing what they enjoy, such as playing cards, working on puzzles, watching sports, looking at family pictures, etc.

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No! We prefer to hire individuals who have at least one year of experience as a caregiver, but certification is not required unless specifically stated. Our priority is to hire reliable, caring people who have a genuine passion for serving others to join our team. However, you can pursue additional credentials as part of our advancement and training program.

Shifts can be as short as 2-3 hours long, though some may last up to 12 hours depending on the client’s needs and care provided.

That’s okay! Most clients don’t need round-the-clock support, but we do provide support on a 24/7 basis. Let us know what your availability is, and we’ll create a schedule that works for you.  Please keep in mind, the more flexible you are, the quick we can fill up your schedule with hours!

We use a proprietary system to maintain electronic care logs for every client. With this system, you can document your activities with your client and log time and mileage – saving you a trip to the office to turn in your weekly reports!

Our compensation packages range from $13-15+/hour, which is very competitive in the Mid-Michigan area. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) may earn more to start. We offer many opportunities to increase your hourly pay rate, with premiums for certain shifts and raises given for demonstrated reliability, merit, and completing training programs. We also pay on a weekly basis through direct deposit, so you don’t need to worry about coming to the Midland office to pick up your paycheck, especially if you live in one of the surrounding counties.

All employees receive a t-shirt with the Right at Home logo upon joining, but we don’t have a formal dress code. In fact, many of our clients prefer that their caregiver wear “regular” clothes – this helps them to feel more comfortable and avoid the sense of any stigma, especially when out in public.

Absolutely! In addition to Midland, we support clients living in Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, and Saginaw Counties, and have employees living throughout the Mid-Michigan area. Our priority is making the right caregiver/client matches, but we will do our best to pair you with clients in your area.

Right at Home – Northern Michigan includes employees in our mission statement, because they are critical to our success. We can’t provide clients with the support they deserve and need without a team of dedicated, reliable, compassionate caregivers. We’re dedicated to helping employees grow and advance in their careers with a formal training and advancement program, and offer a friendly, supportive work environment.

While many of the basic caregiver duties are the same, the major difference is that you will primarily be working with one client at a time (unless we are helping a couple) and working with that client in their home.  Most clients choose us because they want to continue living in their homes but need extra support.

However, we have some team members who support clients in independent living facilities, such as Swanhaven Manor in Saginaw. Caregivers help support clients who are making the transition to Swanhaven from their own homes or a rehab or hospital setting.

You Are the Right Fit

We believe that all kinds of people make great caregivers. It doesn’t matter if you have a little experience or a lot: You might already have the skills it takes to benefit a senior or adult with disabilities. Caregiving might be right for you if:

You’re a retiree or empty-nester
looking for meaningful part-time employment…

You’re new to the workforce and want to build
a successful career in health care…

You have experience caring
for a friend or loved one…

You’ve worked as a professional caregiver
for another company…

You’re working toward
becoming a CNA or RN…

You’re looking for
a more meaningful career…

Types of Caregiving

We’re proud to be able to offer elderly people and adults with disabilities a wide variety of care plans. Though some of our clients will need more advanced care, including administration of medicine or hygiene assistance, others are simply looking for help with their everyday routines or assistance in recuperating from a hospital stay. This means that no matter your current training or skill level, chances are we have a position for you.

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A caregiver takes her client’s blood pressure in a comfortable home.
A caregiver is flipping through a book with his client
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Hear What Others Are Saying

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"We have been exceptionally pleased with the services provided by Right at Home ... They have provided education-based care to a loved one with advancing dementia with dignity and respect."
Michelle, Client's Family Member, Right at Home Clemson, South Carolina

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"The caregivers are so nice ... They just help us with anything we need. The office staff is also great. I appreciate that they always return phone calls timely."
Donna, Client's Family Member, Right at Home Tulsa East and West, Oklahoma

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"These caregivers make it possible for my husband and I to stay in our home. I'm so thankful for Right at Home and their caregivers."
Norma, Client, Right at Home Norfolk, Nebraska

Ongoing Training and Education

When you become a Right at Home caregiver, you join a group of caring individuals whose goal is to help seniors and adults with disabilities live successfully in their homes. You are also associating yourself with one of the most reputable companies in home care. We believe that our success is dependent upon your success. That’s why in the ever-changing world of care, it is our goal to keep you trained and properly informed. From onboarding to client matching to continued education, we want you to thrive in your career.
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Orientation and Caregiver‑to‑Client Matching
Once you become a Right at Home caregiver, you'll go through an orientation process to learn our policies and procedures. After that, you’ll be ready to start providing care. Every time you're matched with a new client, you'll receive an orientation on that client's Custom Care Plan and the specifics of their care.
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Right at Home University
Right at Home caregivers can access hundreds of online trainings through an enhanced learning platform and mobile app called Right at Home University (RAHU). This training is designed to help you become the best caregiver possible.

Our Promises to Our Caregivers

We promise to help you become the best you can be. We will equip you as a professional by providing best-in-class training and investing in your professional development.

We promise to coach you to success. We’re always available to support you and offer you tips to be the best at delivering care to clients.

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Caregivers of the Year

At Right at Home, we believe in delivering the highest quality care to our clients and their families. Every year, we reward the caregivers who go above and beyond with our Caregiver of the Year award, presented at our international conference.
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