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How do i go about getting a job in a nursing home or a care home for the mentally handicapped?

not as a nurse or anything certified like that...just a job where i help out? i really want to work with either seniors in nursing homes (i looooove older people sooooo much!!!!!) or in a care home for the mentally handicapped, id prefer with children but it doesnt matter. how can i learn more about this?

Asked By: I love my fat cat Mewtwo - 12/1/2007
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Some jobs in healthcare do not require certification or licensing... More
Answered By: kmax27 - 12/1/2007
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look in your local classified's under employment health section...or go to your local and ask!
Answered By: Christopher S - 12/1/2007
 
Just go apply, everyone is in such need of nurses
Answered By: Lotsa Q - 12/1/2007
 
well these days you need to be certified to care for them like you want to. i certainly wouldnt want someone assisting my grandmother that isnt certified.
Answered By: Brandon B - 12/1/2007
 
You may need to be certified to do it... More
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Answered By: Q.T.π Reuben - 12/1/2007
 
Some companies even will pay for your training if you agree to work for them afterward. Maybe contact a local agency on aging or the nursing homes and see if they can send you in the right direction.
Answered By: Erin - 12/1/2007
 
Try doing vollenter work first, theres a high burn out rate in thouse jobs , and theres a real high turnover rate as well, those jobs are just like any other jobs, all about making corprate money. in fact a lot of those corporation pay the administrator bonuses for saving the corporations money,
Answered By: benthr - 12/1/2007
 
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