Baltic Beach: Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Happy first day of Spring! I love having longer days. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo was taken on the beach near Copenhagen, Denmark. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniors. More caregivers are always needed as seniors in America are living longer. You can learn more about becoming a senior caregiver and apply for a job near you. We hope you have a great week.


"The whole world is a series of miracles...
but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things."
-Hans Christian Andersen

Caregiver Stress Relief: Walk Along the Green River

Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. This week's stress relief photo features a very festive green Chicago River, dyed for St. Patrick's Day.  It is a fun tradition every year in Chicago. 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.


"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, 
and the road downhill all the way to your door."  -Irish Blessing

Delicate Beauty: Stress Relief Photo

This week's stress relief photo was taken in Holland Park in London, England, as the sun was shining on freshly fallen snow. 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. Have a great week.


"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Misty Morning: Stress Relief Photo

Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. This week's quote is by Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday we celebrated yesterday. This week's stress relief photo was taken on a very foggy morning along the Chicago lakefront. It felt like being enveloped in a cloud. 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.


"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." 
-Abraham Lincoln

Shining in the Sun: Stress Relief Photo

This week's stress relief photo was taken in Chicago's Chinatown in the brilliant sunshine. 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. Have a great week.


"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. "-Confucius 

Peaceful Pastels: Stress Relief Photo

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. This week's stress relief photo was taken at sunset on Sanibel Island in Florida, on a perfect evening for a walk on the beach. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. We hope you have a great week.


"Do not forget little kindnesses and do not remember small faults."
-Chinese Proverb

Indiana Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Indiana’s estimated senior population, those aged 65+, is approximately 14.6% of it’s total 6.6 million population, according to the Census Bureau. Evidence shows that many elderly will find themselves in need of nursing home care at some point, whether it’s for post-hospital rehabilitation or for more permanent long-term care. Elderly Hoosiers may seek long-term care one of the state’s 558 nursing homes.

Long term nursing homes care can deplete a senior’s assets fairly quickly if the family private pays. While Medicare pays for the first 100 days of nursing home rehab care after a hospital stay, any time after that, costs are absorbed by the senior. Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs in their area. Unfortunately, few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to plan.

Indiana senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Long-term senior care costs are a concern among our readers and we at Caregiverlist® have an ongoing mission to educate the consumer. To that end, we are constantly updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for Indiana nursing homes.

Below is a snapshot of Indiana nursing home costs and ratings:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 558
Average Single Price: $219
Average Double Price: $180

Average Rating: 2.6 (out of 5) Stars
Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 11
4-Star: 152
3-Star: 254
2-Star: 94
1-Star: 47

You can also see Indiana’s updated nursing home cost infographic for January 2017 here.

Many Indiana seniors and their families will opt to hire an in-home professional senior caregiver if around-the-clock care is not needed. The average hourly rate for senior home care in Indiana is approximately $20 per hour. A quality home care agency will provide liability and worker's compensation insurance and payroll taxes as required by law.

Are you looking for the best Indiana nursing home whose cost falls below the state average? Miller's Merry Manor in Wabash, IN fits the bill. This 84-bed long-term care facility is not only one of the highest rated nursing home in our database, with a 4.2 overall star-rating, the cost of a shared room is $161, 10.59% lower than the average double price of $180 in Indiana.

We suggest families consult with a professional to determine what sort of financial action plan can help with the costs of long-term care, before it is needed. Caregiverlist® can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Indiana and help you learn about the costs for senior care.

Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

Winter Walk in the Garden: Stress Relief Photo

There is a certain beautiful calm after a snowfall. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo was taken in Hyde Park, London, England. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniors. More caregivers are always needed as seniors in America are living longer. You can learn more about becoming a senior caregiver and apply for a job near you. We hope you have a great week.


"To the world you are one person, but to one person you could be the world."
-Albert Einstein

Michigan Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Michigan, the “Wolverine State”, has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world along Lake Michigan. Michigan ranks 15th most expensive in Caregiverlist®’s national nursing home cost database, with an average room rate of $229 per day for a shared room, or about $83,500 annually.

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the state’s population in 2015 was 9,922,576. Of that, 1,570,671 or 15.83% of the entire population of Michigan was 65 years or older. AARP reports that most nursing home residents are elderly: 88% of nursing home residents are 65 or older, and 45% are 85 or older. Most seniors find themselves in nursing homes after a hospital stay, mainly for rehabilitation services. However, some seniors will find that a longer nursing home stay is needed and, once Medicare’s initial 100 paid days are complete, that nursing home care will have to be private pay.

Michigan senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs and few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to plan.

Long-term senior care costs are among our readers’ top concerns. Because of that, Caregiverlist® constantly updates our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for Michigan nursing homes.

Below is a snapshot of Michigan nursing home costs and ratings. You can also see Caregiverlist’s® at-a-glance Infographic for Michigan Nursing Home Costs for January 2017 here.

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 455
Average Single Price: $256
Average Double Price: $229
Average Rating: 3.0 (out of 5)

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 36
4-Star: 186
3-Star: 189
2-Star: 20
1-Star: 24

The Michigan nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Rating is Eaton County Health And Rehabilitation Services in Charlotte, MI with a perfect 5 stars (out of 5) across all five categories. This facility has 142 rooms and its single-room cost, $225, is around 12% lower than the average price of a single nursing home room in Michigan. A shared room at the facility costs $220 per day, or 4.27% lower than the average double price of $229 in the state.

In-home caregiving is an alternative to institutional care If around-the-clock care is not needed. Deborah Moerland, FirstLight Home Care owner in Okemos, MI says, “Being at home is a much more comfortable place for most people. They are familiar with their surroundings and they have a much higher morale when staying in their own home. It is also much more affordable than other options. Home care also allows people to remain independent and maintain a higher quality of life.”

Caregiverlist® can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Michigan and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

Stress Relief Photo: In the Foggy Forest

Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. On this day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr, and I have chosen this week's quote in his memory. This week's stress relief photo was taken while hiking in Manchester, Connecticut. I was struck by the fresh green tree in the mist. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and feel free to share them with loved ones. We hope you have a great week.


"The time is always right to do what is right."  -Martin Luther King, Jr.



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