Bright New Day: Caregiver Stress Relief

The beginning of the new year is a time of hope and promise. We hope yours if off to a good start. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy this week's stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo was taken in Chicago, Illinois, at the dawn of a beautiful day. 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. Have a great week.


"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." -C.S. Lewis


California Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act Requires Caregiver Training in 2016

Caregivers in California can celebrate the new year with the recognition of their job duties as a career requiring certified training. California's legislature passed into law the Assembly Bill 1217 which was later signed by the Governor for the Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act. California professional caregivers, being paid to be caregivers in the home, must now meet these California caregiver training requirements for senior care.

Senior care companies have already been in compliance with the majority of the specifics that will be enforced by this new law, such as performing background checks on caregivers and following the requirements for insurance and payroll taxes for caregivers. However, now caregivers will need to show proof of specific training on basic caregiving skills. The criteria for the initial training include understanding how to be a caregiver in the home and follow necessary procedures, followed by training on basic core competencies for caregiving.

  • Clients' Rights and Safety
  • How to Provide for and Respond to a Client's Daily Living Needs
  • How to Report, Prevent and Detect Abuse and Neglect
  • How to Assist a Client with Personal Hygiene and other Home Care Services
  • How to Safely Transport a Client (if Transportation is Required

  • Caregivers may obtain this California caregiver training through a digital course and senior home care agencies by also efficiently provide this training to their caregivers through a digital platform that delivers easy tracking for monthly and annual reporting for renewals. Senior care companies may also purchase caregiver training bundles or monthly subscriptions through Caregiverlist. Senior care companies may also call 312-669-8821 for a quick tour and intro of the only training created by senior home care industry professionals.



    Winter Solstice: Caregiver Stress Relief

    It is a dark time of year, but fortunately the days are getting longer. We hope you are enjoying warmth, light and laughter inside. This week's photo was taken on the winter solstice near Frankfurt Hahn Airport in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany. 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.  As 2015 draws to a close, we wish you a very Happy New Year!


    "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." -Victor Hugo

    Holiday Sparkle in England: Stress Relief Photo

    The holiday season is in full swing and a very busy time for all of us. 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 of holiday decorations was taken in the beautiful town of Winchester in England. Please enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and feel free to share them with loved ones. Have a great week. 



    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."  -Charles Dickens

    Lights of the Season: 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 the Christmas market in Trier, one of the oldest cities in Germany. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah this week, or getting ready for Christmas, we hope you enjoy the festivities and have a great week. 


    "There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."  -Edith Wharton

    Bright Skies Over London: Caregiver Stress Relief

    We hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy this week's stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo was taken in London, England, and shows the view from the Shard, Europe's tallest building, during a winter sunset. 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. Have a great week.


    "At sunset, nature is painting for us...day after day...pictures of infinite beauty."  -John Ruskin

    Caregiver Stress Relief: Autumn in New England

    The time has come to gather with friends and family, give thanks, and enjoy a traditional feast while autumn is showing its last colors. This week's photo was taken in Manchester, Connecticut. 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 wish you safe travels and a very Happy Thanksgiving.


    "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues."  -Cicero

    French Alpine Splendor: Caregiver Stress Relief

    Caregivers provide companionship to seniors, as well as caregiving and caregivers 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 was taken in Chamonix, France near Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak. The Alps give us breathtaking scenery at every turn. Please enjoy the photo and the quote and feel free to share them with loved ones. Have a great week.


    "Hope is the dream of a man awake."  -French Proverb

    Time of Remembrance: Caregiver Stress Relief

    This week we remember those lives lost in service to their country. 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 in the crypt of Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, England. The crypt floods during rainy times but remains beautiful, and shows the sculpture by Antony Gormley of a solitary man called "Sound II." This cathedral is also Jane Austen's final resting place. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. We hope you have a great week.


    "Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure."  -Jane Austen

    Louisiana Direct Service Worker Caregiver Training

    Louisiana caregivers are called "Direct Service Workers" and receive this designation when working for senior care companies or as caregivers for the disabled. 

    The definition by the state of Louisiana of a Direct Service Worker is:

    An unlicensed person who provides personal care or other services and supports to persons with disabilities or to the elderly to enhance their well-being. The caregiver is involved in face-to-face direct contact with the person and is compensated through state or federal funds. Functions performed may include, but are not limited to, assistance and training activities of daily living, personal care services and job-related supports. from LAC 48:1 Chapter 92 Sub-Chapter A 9201.

    Louisiana private pay senior home care agencies will also hire caregivers who are trained as Direct Service Workers.

    Senior caregivers may take an online caregiver training course to obtain the Louisiana DSW training.

    Direct Service Worker training includes these topics:

    • Abuse, Neglect, Misappropriation of Property
    • Staff Ethics for Direct Service Workers
    • Human and Civil Rights
    • Confidentiality and HIPAA
    • Person-Centered Planning, Personal Outcomes and Self-Determination Philosophy
    • Incident Documentation and Reporting
    • Documentation of Services
    • Environmental Emergency Procedures
    • Infection Control and Universal Precautions

    Louisiana caregivers may take this online DSW Caregiver training and apply for a caregiving job in their area on Caregiverlist.

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