The Shortage of Home Care Workers

With the elderly population growing each day, the question of who will take care of this generation becomes more pressing. The demand for home care workers is expected to increase each coming year. Statistics rank home care as one of the fastest growing occupations, with demand of about a million workers by the year 2026. Home care agencies are always looking to hire, you can get certified online by visiting caregiverlist.com and apply to jobs in your area. 

To learn more about this shortage, read this article from forbes. 


Book of the Week: How to Take Care of Old People without Losing your Marbles

How to take care of old people without losing your marbles was written by Suzanne Asaff Blankenship. It's a practical guide to taking care of elderly people without going crazy by staying organized. It's full of helpful tips, guidance and great resources to help caregivers on their journey of taking care of a parent, relative, friend or client. 


Read more about it here

Stress Relief Photo: A Place to Relax

Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." We thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. This week's stress relief photo was taken along the coast of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. It is important to take time out and sometimes just find a quiet place to sit and relax. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. We hope you have a great week.


"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; 
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
-Winston Churchill

Meditation Podcast: Steps to Inner Peace

Caregiver stress is part of the job, but it is important to take care of yourselves as you take care of others. Meditation is a great way to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and bring overall peace. Meditation Pebbles: 5 Minutes to Inner Peace is a great podcast to help guide you in meditation. They have an array of topics and you can find all of their podcasts on their website, Spotify, Apple podcasts and more. Learn more here

Hydration and Demenita

A 24-year old invented a brilliant way to help his grandmother with dementia stay hydrated. Jelly drops are tasty treats that are filled with 90% water and look like candy, making it more appealing for patients. After realizing that his grandmother was not drinking enough water, Lewis Hornby created them. People with dementia often forget to drink water, or can't remember where to find it, which can be a threat to their health. Jelly drops are a fun way to keep patients engaged and hydrated.

Watch this video to learn more.

Savoring Summer's End: Stress Relief Photo

The long and warm summer days will soon be a memory, so it is time to savor them. This week's stress relief photo was taken at a farmer's market in Chicago, IllinoisPlease enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope you have a great week.


"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. 
It will not lead you astray."
-Rumi

AARP Invests $60 Million to Fund Dementia and Alzheimer's Research

More than 6 million people in the United States live with various types of dementia, and these numbers are constantly growing. To commemorate it's 60th anniversary AARP is investing $60 million on the Dementia Discovery Fund, a fund the invests in research development for dementia treatments. The number of people living or caring for someone with this disease are increasing. It is estimated that in 2016,  more than 18 billion hours of unpaid caregiving were provided to these people. 

To learn more about this investment, visit AARP. To get certified as a caregiver in your state visit caregiverlist.com 


Waterfall in Iceland: Stress Relief Photo

The power and beauty of nature can be awe-inspiring. This week's stress relief photo was taken at the Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland. Caregiverlist invites you to enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. At Caregiverlist we know the realities of caregiver stress. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Please refer your friends to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on Caregiverlist.com and visit our career center for additional career tools. We hope you have a great week.


"A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. "
-Icelandic Proverb

Existing Liver Drug can Help with Alzheimer's

According to Medical News Today, new research reveals that an existing liver drug can help treat Alzheimer's. Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK revealed that the existing drug improved mitochondrial function. Mitochondria provides cells the energy they need to grow and divide. Because Alzheimer's is such a widespread condition, researchers believe it is important to look at it from different angles and find better ways to treat it. Although there is much research to be done, this could be a step in the right direction for the future of Alzheimer's disease. 

To read more about this drug and it's effects, visit medical news today


Movie of the Week: Still Alice

Still Alice follows the story of Alice Howland, a renowned professor and mother of three. She is diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's shortly after her 50th birthday and the film shows the hardships that come along with the diagnosis.  The movie raises awareness for caregivers who care for Alzheimer's patients as we see her family struggle in this role and with her disease. It is a poignant story worth watching by any caregiver.

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