If you enjoy helping others and looking for a career that makes a difference in your and peoples’ life then choose your career in caregiving arena. As a caregiver, you will give direct care to elderly and senior residents, complete assignments, help in maintaining an encouraging physical and psychosocial environment and maintain core values of esteem, honesty, commitment and trust.

Finding a job as a senior caregiver might be very difficult in current job market. With a large number of people competing for the similar position, your resume requires to stand out and let the reader know what a great contribution you would make as a senior caregiver. When writing a resume, it is essential to include all the compassionate and caring attributes that would make you an exceptional candidate.


Before starting your caregiver resume, identify all the related qualities that make you an outstanding candidate for the job. Keep in mind that employers want to see resumes that tell them you are compassionate, dependable, professional and skilled in your duties. Demonstrate all of these kinds of skills on your resume by listing your professional experience, civic activities and any volunteer work you have done before. Also include a Caregiver Cover Letter with your job application.


Sample Resume of Senior Caregiver


Julia Smith

326 Example Avenue ● Nashville, TN 52147 ● Tel:(000) 898-7766 ● Email:


Compassionate, trustworthy and client-focused. Strong desire to work for elderly.

• Over 3 years’ experience in personal care and housekeeping arena
• Highly skilled in grooming, toileting, bathing, dressing and transferring elderly clients
• Well-versed in assisting residents with all kinds of activities of daily living
• Demonstrated ability to record and report changes in resident’s eating habits to supervisor
• Valid Driver’s license – Reliable transportation and clean driving record

• On-time medication• Meal preparation
• Recreational activities• Grooming and dressing
• Ambulation and vital signs• Transportation to appointments
• Light housekeeping• Errands and shopping


Senior Caregiver | Brookdale Senior Living Inc. – Nashville, TN | Sep 2009 – Dec 2011

• Helped residents with ADL’s, by means of cooperative service plans
• Provided excellent resident care under the supervision of certified caregiver
• Promoted resident dignity, freedom and choice
• Observed residents’ physical and mental conditions on a regular basis
• Reported any changes to the PCA
• Assisted seniors to and from dining room and activities
• Took vital signs of residents
• Performed first aid and initiated emergency response procedures

Caregiver | Best Care Senior Services – Richmond, VA | Oct 2008 – Sep 2009

• Greeted residents, visitors, and staff considerately and answered phones
• Assisted residents at meal time
• Served meals in the dining room
• Assisted with dining room and kitchen clean up and maintenance
• Helped residents with tours, move-ins, move-outs and transfers
• Assisted with laundry and housekeeping services for residents
• Reported any hazardous conditions or equipment quickly
• Attended and participated in training, in-services, and staff meeting


West-wood Community College, Nashville, TN – 2006
6-months’ Caregiver Training

Current BLS, CPR and First Aid

Diploma: Nashville High School, Nashville, TN – 2005

• Good communication and organizational skills
• Ability to take initiative and react quickly in emergency