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Are You Ready for an Encore Career?

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You worked hard.

You achieved your professional goals.

You saved enough money to retire early and comfortably.

You love traveling, playing golf and spending time with your family, but you’re also looking for more – maybe a meaningful encore career.

“Professional caregiving is a great option for older men and women who want more than a paycheck. The older caregivers on our team enjoy staying active and, most importantly, making an important difference in the lives of others,” said Sierra Goetz, operations manager at Trail Ridge Home Care’s partner, the Home Care Advocacy Network. “With many years of life and work experience experience, retirees have so much to offer – that’s why they’re such great caregivers.”

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 Trail Ridge Home Care, 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.

If you’re ready for your “second act” and think you have what it takes to be a professional caregiver, visit