A Caregiver may be employed by a family in a private home or by an organization to take care of an caregiver infant, a disabled person, or an elderly client.
Your duties may include housework as well. A cover letter for a caregiver should mention your compassionate personality and list the types of duties you perform. Any additional languages you know can be added, too.
- Download this Caregiver Cover Letter Template in Word and customize it to fit your needs.
Of course, how you present yourself during an interview is important also, and you have to make a positive impression on the person who hires you as well as get along well with the person for whom you’ll be caring, if they’re not the same person.
Caregiver Cover Letter Sample
Street Address, City, State, Zip | Cell Phone | Email Address
Mr. Daniel Moore
Address, City, State, zip
Re: Job Post – Caregiver
Dear Mr. Moore,
I saw your agency’s help wanted sign for caregivers for elderly clients living at home.
As you read in my attached resume, I have been working for a decade in the healthcare industry and take my responsibility seriously. I regard my clients as a mixture of friends-family, and care for them as I would like to be treated if I were in their position.
Rather than performing the below duties mechanically, I involve my clients, communicate frequently and compassionately, and take on the role of their surrogate family.
I begin by speaking with the client, family (if any), and medical staff to ascertain his/her requirements. I prepare food according to the client’s permitted dietary needs and keep track of medications. I encourage my clients to go on daily outings, even for a walk around the block or shopping, and accompany them to doctor appointments.
I provided pleasant companionship, shared the client’s hobbies (reading and going to the library, crossword puzzles, assisting with gardening, chess, etc.), and maintained the client’s physical cleanliness and that of his/her home.
I am familiar with first aid procedures, and take annual refresher courses in CPR.
Please let me know when it would be convenient to come for a personal interview. I have many satisfied references and I await the opportunity to be of service to your clients as well.
I am available for live-in positions, night shift, or day shift.
Healthcare Cover Letters