Stress Relief Photo: Calming Shades of Blue in Malta

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 was taken at Comino Island, Malta, near the beautiful Blue Lagoon. 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 Happy Easter, a blessed Passover, and a wonderful week. 


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Sun, Snow and Surf for Caregiver Stress Relief

This week's stress relief photo was taken on the beach of Lake Michigan in Chicago, with a view of Navy Pier. The day brought a stunning combination of snow, sunshine, and magnificent waves crashing on the shore. 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.


"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the 
waters to create many ripples."   -Mother Teresa

Stress Relief Photo: Lavender at the Market

It is officially spring and soon the bright colors that accompany it will burst forth. 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 Borough Market in London, England and features lavender and garlic. Lavender is know to be a natural stress reliever, and garlic is also known to have health benefits. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. We hope you have a great week.


"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." 
-Chinese Proverb

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.

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