Chicago, Illinois Caregiver Wins Refer-a-Friend Monthly Grand Prize for Referring Her Friends to Caregivelist Job Application

Congratulations to the February monthly winner of Caregiverlist Refer-a-Friend and Win program - caregiver Monet Coleman from Chicago, IL.

Monet referred her friends and family for caregiving jobs that are available on Caregiverlist.com, and she won a free stylish scrubs outfit and a pair of shoes, courtesy of Scrubs Magazine. February caregiver winner will receive a chic scrub to look fabulous this spring, as a thank you for taking care of her loved ones, and for making a difference in seniors' lives. Read Rebeca's caregiving story to find out what lead her to caregiving career, and then refer your friends, family and coworkers for professional Caregiving Jobs near you.

 

Here is Monet's reasons as to why she enjoys being a Caregiver:

What led you to begin a career in caregiving?

The main thing that led me to begin a career in caregiving was my grandmother who I cared for before she passed away last year. I also was led by my love for the elderly and for the children.

 

What is one of your most memorable caregiving experiences?

One of my most memorable caregiving experiences was when I would just sit and talk with my grandmother, because she wasn't always up to beat with holding conversations, but when she was we would have awesome conversations about the past on how me and my siblings would come over her house for the weekends. It was perfect.

 

What has being a caregiver taught you?

Being a Caregiver has taught me a big deal of responsibility. Since I do not have kids yet, I have hands on experience with caring for one of my family members long term.

 

How do you manage the stress that comes with caregiving?

I manage the stress that comes with caregiving by not even thinking of the stress consistently, because I am not the type that gets overly stressed, it happens every once in a while but not too often.

 

Senior care companies hire Professional Caregivers, C.N.A.’s, & C.H.H.A.’s weekly from Caregiverlist, the only Caregiver Career Center customized for the senior care industry. Build your professional caregiver resume, and apply for multiple caregiving positions near you online.

 

Refer-a-friend to Caregiverlistand get entered to win a free 8-hour online caregiver training program. A new winner is drawn weekly. One monthly GRAND PRIZE WINNER receives a Scrub of the Month (top, bottoms and pair of shoes), courtesy of Scrubs Magazine.

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Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo features one of a kind sunset with clouds,  for caregivers and nurse aides to relax. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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.

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo Sunset

"The only source of knowledge is experience." 

Albert Einstein

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo features bouquet of pink tulips especially for caregivers. Thank you dear caregivers for caring for our seniors and 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.

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo Pink Tulips

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."

Og Mandino

 

Senior Spoons May Soon Join Baby Spoons as Age-Related Gift

Seniors with age-related illnesses sometimes experience difficulty with eating, because of tremors which cause shaking in their hands and arms. Now, a new spoon offers a solution. Many times it is not the disease, but the medications taken to treat the disease, which result in a side-effect causing tremors in the body. This “shaking” results in the inability to control body movements.

Seniors and their caregivers must then cope with the additional side-effects, such as the inability to eat or walk without assistance.  Now, new technology has stepped in to assist seniors with this added challenge.

Lift Labs researchers have developed a spoon which counteracts the movements of a wavering grip, reducing the shaking by 70%.  A knife and fork will soon be added to this technology.

A new baby often receives a new baby spoon to celebrate their birth and now all of us may be receiving a senior spoon to assist us as we celebrate, or lament, entering into our senior years.

Aging comes with challenges, as we lose many of the freedoms we may have taken for granted when we were younger.  The ability to know you can eat a meal on your own is one such freedom. Perhaps as the senior population continues to grow, more technologies will transfer over to innovate solutions for healthy aging. Senior caregivers may learn more about these new spoons at Lift Labs.

Seniors needing additional care may also explore the costs of senior care and their care options in their area with a digital care plan.

Caregiver Hourly Pay Rates: Spring 2013

Caregiverlist breaks down the hourly pay rates, as reported by survey respondents from April, May and June.

Apply for a senior caregiving job today on Caregiverlist.com!

Refer-a-Friend for a senior caregiving job to enter to win $50 or a free t-shirt!

Already a senior caregiver? Enter to win $100, $50 or $25 Amazon gift cards by submitting your senior caregiving photo to the Caregiverlist Summer Photo Contest for Senior Caregivers.

Senior Caregivers, Share Your Photo!

Senior caregivers, who does't like a little attention? And, who doesn't love some prize money and free T-shirts? The Caregiverlist Summer Photo Contest for Senior Caregivers gives you the recognition you deserve as well as a chance to win $100, $50, $25 Amazon gift cards plus Caregiverlist T-shirts. 

Win money by submitting your senior caregiving photo to the contest, share the contest with your friends and family, and vote daily for your photo through August 31st. Increase your chances of winning by recruiting as many of your friends and family to vote daily for you!

Senior caregiving requires much of your physical and emotional attention, which can be very exhausting. Caregiverlist appreciates the hard work you put into your care, so we want to show our appreciation.

The photo contest can be found on the Caregiverlist Facebook page. Just click on the contest tab, submit your photo on the entry page, and share your photo with your friends and family. Remind them to vote daily-- the top three most voted submissions with receive an Amazon gift card and runner ups will be awarded a Caregiverlist T-shirt.

Good luck, caregivers!

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. Thank you for caring for our seniors. Remember more caregivers are needed, 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. 

 

"There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness".

-Han Suyin

 

Caregiver Tales: Happy Easter!

Chicago caregivers may run into this bunny car, parked in downtown Chicago, this weekend.  Enjoy the holiday weekend, whatever your religion may be.  Sending wishes of Spring to all caregivers!  One of the best parts of being a caregiver is sharing in all the different ways of celebrating Springtime for Americans and a cute bunny springs eternal!  Remember that caregiver stress is real, so take time for a smile and if you would like to share your caregiving story with others, please do so, as we welcome more individuals to become professional senior caregivers and apply for a caregiving job as more caregivers are needed!

 

 

Miami Caregiving Jobs: Miami Herald Profiles Need for More Caregivers as Baby Boomers Age

More seniors are choosing to stay at home as they age, a trend called "aging-in-place" which includes the need for professional senior caregiving services for usually at least 2 years of the senior's life.  However, another trend that is also arising is more years living as the "oldest old" which means more and more Americans will live past the age of 80.  What comes with living longer is a higher chance of developing memory loss and other age-related diseases which then means needing professional senior caregiving services.

Caregiving jobs are growing - and growing at a fast clip as the huge Baby Boomer generation will more than triple the number of seniors.

The Miami Herald profiles the need for more senior caregivers along with Caregiverlist's job service connecting part-time, full-time and live-in senior caregivers with professional job openings in their area.

Apply for a professional senior caregiving job and refer-a-friend to a caregiving job positions in this growing industry which delivers many rewards beyond a paycheck.

 

Live-in Caregiver Jobs: Popular Questions About Live-in Positions

Live-in senior caregivers are hired to assist seniors with not only their personal care but also their household management.  The term “live-in”, however, is a little misleading as professional senior caregivers do not move in and live with the senior permanently.  Instead, they go to the senior’s house and stay overnight for 2 to 3 nights in a row and then go back to their own home.

Caregiverlist assists senior caregivers to find professional jobs in their area.  While the majority of senior care job positions are for part-time or full-time schedules, some positions do require live-in caregivers.  Seniors who desire to age-in-place in their homes may often

Live-in Caregiver FAQ’s

What is the Live-in Caregiver Job Description?  In addition to assisting the senior with “Activities of Daily Living”, you will assist with household duties such as laundry and maintaining a clean household and managing a shopping list and meal preparation.

What is the Live-in Caregiver Schedule?  A live-in senior caregiver will stay with the senior client for 2 to 3 days at a time and then return to their own home.  The schedule is booked by the day, instead of by the hour.

What is the Live-in Caregiver Pay?  Live-in caregivers are paid a daily stipend rate, which they qualify for as long as they are able to have a few hours of downtime in the evening and sleep at  night.  It is acceptable for the live-in caregiver to need to get up in the night to assist the senior but they are primarily there as extra security for the senior for any nightly needs.  Once a senior has acute care needs and requires a caregiver to be up at night, they will need a night-time caregiver to rotate with a day-time caregiver - this usually only occurs during end-of-life care for seniors who are receiving hospice care.   Live-in care pay ranges from $80 to $180 per day, depending on the level of care needed.  Added benefits are the inclusion of food and any entertainment shared with the client.

What are the advantages of becoming a Live-in Caregiver?  Live-in caregivers have the advantage of earning a week’s pay in a few days of work and not needing to commute back and forth each day to a job location.  In addition, many live-in caregivers enjoy the relationship they build with the client and when matched with the right client, many times the caregiver is paid for companionship as much as for hands-on caregiving duties.

Apply for a Live-in Caregiving job on Caregiverlist and let others know that this can be an attractive job positions for those who no longer have children at home and are looking for a caregiving position that will allow them to manage all the care activities during the day.  As one senior caregiver told me when I owned a senior home care agency, “I wouldn’t be married for 15 years if I weren’t working as a live-in caregiver”.  She had worked as a C.N.A. in her younger years and then became a live-in caregiver as she enjoyed being with the client for a few days in a row and managing the entire show herself as she had years of caregiving experience.

Caring individuals can learn to be a live-in caregiver and be trained by their senior home care agency employer, as long as they are able to pass a criminal background check.  Professional senior caregiver training certification is available in a 10-hour online course.



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