Finding a Purpose Can Reduce the Risk of Loneliness


Does your job offer more than a paycheck?

A new study shows that living a purposeful life can stave off loneliness – especially in older adults. That’s why professional caregiving may be a great option for seniors who are interested in an encore career.

Embracing an Encore Career in Professional Caregiving

“The older men and women on our caregiving team enjoy staying active and, most importantly, making an important difference in the lives of others,” said Sierra Goetz, operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the Home Care Advocacy Network (HCAN). “With many years of life and work experience, older people have so much to offer – that’s why they’re such great caregivers.

Benefits of Professional Caregiving:

In addition to the privilege of making a difference, Goetz said other factors make professional caregiving a good option, including:

  • Flexibility – You will often have the freedom to choose between working part-time, full-time, nights or weekends. You can tailor your schedule around hobbies, volunteering and spending time with your grandkids – whatever fits your lifestyle.
  • Additional income – Your retirement income might be enough to pay the bills, but it’s always nice to have a little extra set aside for special gifts, vacations, etc.
  • Diversity – No two clients are alike and every day is different – caregiving is never boring.
  • Training and support – At HCAN, we’ll make sure you’re fully trained before you enter a client’s home, and we’ll provide you with the support you need to overcome any challenge.
  • Appreciation from others – Helping others probably makes you feel good – but it makes others feel good, too! Our staff, as well as the families you serve, appreciate everything you do!
  • Lasting relationships – Building positive relationships with clients is one of the most important aspects of caregiving – and it’s the most fun. Our caregivers often form close bonds with seniors and their family – relationships that endure long after the job is done.

Ready for Your Second Act? Join Us at HCAN

If you’re ready for your “second act” and think you have what it takes to be a professional caregiver, visit or call 414-525-6402.