Your 6 Step Path: Why choose Homecare?

Posted on July 30, 2019 By Shreya Prabhu

Throughout the below blog I will outline 6 steps as to why you should choose homecare as your profession.

Step 1 – Professional Training

To become a successful care assistant you must hold the 2 mandatory QQI modules (Care of the older person & Care Skills) that can give you the right training in becoming a healthcare assistant. These two are available from Carepath Training from as little as €169 Per Module, unbeatable prices across the market. Also, There is always room for up-skilling with Carepath too, for instance, we can offer further courses to complete a major award in healthcare support including, Care Support, Infection Prevention and Control, Safety and Health at Work, Work Experience, Palliative Care & Communications.  For more information regarding Carepath Training please click here or too sign up to our upcoming QQI Level 5 Major award call 0429754141 or email

Step 2 – Flexible Working Hours

While working as a healthcare assistant you usually work flexible hours and this allows you to fit in your career as well as other daily activities. This is an ideal position for those who have families, part-time college and other hobbies. By having this flexibility also means you will successfully meet your clients’ expectations and have your work life balance intact.

Step 3 – A job to fit your personality

In order to be a healthcare assistant, you need to be passionate about the job. If you naturally have a caring and considerate personality and you are concerned about the well-being of others, you are likely to do well as a healthcare assistant. If you want to make a true difference in your local community, training as a healthcare assistant with Carepath Training will give you the solid foundations to do so, and succeed.

Step 4 – Prime Locations 

Long work commutes will be a thing of the past, yes your reading that correctly!  Being a healthcare assistant gives you the opportunity to voice which areas work best for you to travel to. Whether it is close to your home or a 10-minute drive down the road, you decide. This strikes out any stress of commuting to work and also cuts any travel expenses too. 

Step 5 – Meet new people

You will get to meet those around your area and familiarise yourself with new neighbours. As mentioned above, being a healthcare assistant requires the right personality which means that being part of the large community of healthcare assistants, will allow you to be even more active within your own community.

Step 6 – The rewards & Experience

Knowing that you are making a positive difference in someone’s life is the reward for being an excellent carer. You are encouraging and enabling individuals by supporting them to live in the comfort of their own homes.  By promoting independence is an extremely rewarding experience. Being a healthcare assistant is hard work, you will be confronted with the harsh realities of people struggling, people with all abilities and overcoming illness. However, it is those times that will allow you to appreciate the little things in life we all take for granted. Once you are able to provide the highest quality of support your client(s) need to live day-to-day also allows you to see the results of your hard work. You will feel like you have achieved your goals each day because you will know that you provided as much support as possible and have left each home without stress.