Chicken Salad for Autumn Days

Sweater weather, as we like to say, has arrived in many parts of the U.S.A.  While it may still not be cool enough to create an appetite for chicken pot pie, this chicken salad brings in a flavor of fall with the addition of healthy and colorful cranberries.  Senior caregivers looking for a new dish to serve their senior client can also use this recipe as a conversation starter.

Chicken Salad for Autumn Days 

Contributed by Caregiver Sherpa Samantha Franklin

4 cups diced poached chicken, recipe follows
1 stalk celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced or 1/4 cup sweet onion cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 cup prepared or homemade mayonnaise
2 teaspoons strained freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
1/2 cup of cranberries 

In a mixing bowl, toss together the chicken, celery, scallions and herbs. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Add to the chicken and mix gently until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
 
 

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

 

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 a palm tree somewhere warm and sunny . Thank you caregivers for caring for our seniors and please refer your friends to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on www.Caregiverlist.com and visit our career center for additional career tools.

Caregiverlist Stress Relief Photo Palm Tree

"In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."

Flora Edwards

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.

Free T-shirts for ALL Contest Entries!

All Caregiver Photo Contest Entries Will Receive a Free T-shirt!

How do I submit a photo?

1) Submit your senior caregiving photo to the Careiverlist Summer Photo Contest for Senior Caregivers. May be of yourself, the caregiver, or with the senior under your care.

2) Share your entry with friends and family to vote for you. You may share a direct link to your entry so friends and family can easily vote for you every day!

3) Vote daily for your picture until August 31st. 

Good luck!

Read more here

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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!

Illinois CPR Classes: Certify with Windy City CPR

Emergency situations require first instinct action. Almost 383,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur every year and 88% of those occur in the home, according to the American Heart Association. How prepared will you be in this situation when it can happen be your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, or the senior you care for?

Senior caregivers in Illinois—Indiana and Kentucky, too—can sign up for CPR classes through Windy City CPR to be prepared for life threatening situations. Classes can be taught at your location or at Windy City CPR.  Read more on this Chicago training center.  

BLS for Healthcare Providers (Basic Life Support)

$50.00 per person.

4 hour class.

Objective:

    • CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant
    • Choking for the Adult, Child and Infant
    • Use of the Automatic Eternal Defibrillator (AED)
    • Use of the Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM)
    • Differences between 1 and 2 rescuer CPR
    • Infant portion is optional

 Heartsaver CPR/AED  

$45.00 per person.

2.5 hour class. 

Objective:

    • CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant
    • Choking for the Adult, Child and Infant
    • Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
    • The Infant portion is optional.

Heartsaver First Aid & CPR/AED

$85.00 per person.

4.5-5 hour class.

Objective:

    • CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant
    • Choking for the Adult, Child and Infant
    • Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
    • The Infant portion is optional.
    • First Aid Objectives: Epi-pen training, bandaging, bleeding, wound, choking, shock, seizure, fainting, burns, bites, stings, poison, temperature related conditions and more.

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid (No CPR)

$45.00 Per person.

2.5 hour class but may vary depending on participants.

First Aid Objectives: Epi-pen training, bandaging, bleeding, wound, choking, shock, seizure, fainting, burns, bites, stings, poison, temperature related conditions and more.

American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens

$40.00 per person

AHA’s course uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, “Make a PACT, Know How to Act,” to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.  

    • Protect themselves from exposure to bloodborne pathogens 
    • Act when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
    • Clean themselves and the area when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace 
    • Tell or report any exposure to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace

The caregiving job description may be limited on paper. But, when life calls for your immediate attention, will you be prepared?

Caregiver training and certification may be purchased through Caregiverlist.comThe 10-hour online course meets orientation training requirements for most states and was created by members of the senior care industry's national association.

Family Caregiver Survey Participants Needed: Win a $50 Gift Card

The family caregiver role commands various roles: walking assistance, preparing meals, taking out garbage and more.  Every caregiver has different experiences depending on the senior’s needs.  Caregivers of older adult relatives—spouse, parent, sibling, partner, or other close person—may fill out a survey and be entered to win a $50 Wal-Mart gift card. Caregivers must also provide transportation for this person, such as going to medical appointments, buying groceries, going to church and so on.

The College of Nursing and Department of Gerontology of The University of Missouri—St. Louis seek to examine the impact of providing transportation for family caregivers through a new instrument that will measure this level of impact. Byrant Price, doctoral student, and Dr. Jean Bachman, faculty advisor, organized the study.

Caregivers who complete the survey do not receive any direct benefits, but participants will help Price and Dr. Bachman gain a better understanding of the experience of being a caregiver. Caregivers who participate may choose to be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card for completion of the survey of which ten (10) winners will be selected when the survey ends.  Participants can simply select "Yes" at the end of this survey and to provide their personal information for the raffle. 

Approximately 270-460 participants are being sought for this study so odds of winning the optional raffle are approximately 1 in 27-46. 

Caregivers seeking community can submit their stories on Caregiverlist.com. Share your story and read others for inspiration. 

 

 

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers that care for the elderly know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers, professional caregivers and certified nursing assistants to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo features sunny hills of small Mexican town called Taxco, famous for its silver mines. We would like to thank you for caring for our loved seniors. Remember senior caregivers are needed, please refer-a-friend to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on Caregiverlist.com and visit our Caregiver Career Center for additional career tools. 

 

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"Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind."

Robert G. Ingersoll

Midwest Caregivers Challenged by March Snowstorm

Caregiving presents so many challenges - both emotionally and physically - and today throughout the Midwest, just when everyone thought winter weather was behind us, a blizzard has hit Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and is on the way to Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Caregiverlist wishes safe travels to all the caregivers and if you are safely at home, you can read the latest senior care news, take an online caregiver certification course and research Certified Nursing Aide schools in your area or just refer-a-friend to be a senior caregiver as employment opportunities in caregiving continue to grow and more caregivers and C.N.A.'s are needed.  And especially in a snow storm, when long-distance family members need assistance in checking in on their senior loved ones.

You may also find information on how to contact your local Area Agency on Aging for senior care services, should you have a senior loved one who needs additional care services or find a senior home care agency.

 

 

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