A Walk on the Wavy Side: Stress Relief Photo

The waves may look wild, but they can also be stunning and invigorating. This week's photo was taken at the lakefront in Chicago. Caregiverlisinvites you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Senior care training briefs help senior caregivers to understand various senior illnesses and keep up with the latest care techniques to relieve caregiving stress. We hope you can take some time to yourselves and have a great week. 

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." -Vince Lombardi

Autumn Colors in New England: Stress Relief Photo

Nature provides us with so much beauty, no matter the season. This week's photo takes us to Connecticut in bright autumn sunshine. Caregiverlisinvites you to take a moment to relax and enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. At Caregiverliswe understand the realities of caregiver stress. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope you can take some time to yourselves and have a great week. 
 

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus

A Peaceful Autumn Garden: Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Autumn brings cooler days and longer nights, but also many beautiful colors. There are still flowers to be enjoyed that are in their glory, and this week's stress relief photo takes us back to Pembrokeshire in Wales. Caregiverlisinvites you to enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. Thank you caregivers, for all you do. 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. 

"All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within."  -Horace Friess

Cocktails and Movie for Los Angeles Area Caregivers October 1st

Caregivers in the Los Angeles, California, area are invited to a special evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, along with a movie viewing and fellowship with other caregivers on October 1st.  This event, honoring family and professional caregivers, is a special event sponsored by Clorox® as part of the debut of their new care kits.  This means you will also receive a FREE GOODY BAG - - - we always love goody bags and can tell you this one is a really good one!  Complimentary parking is included and a $5 donation will be made to the Beauty Bus, in the caregiver's honor, when a photo of the one they care for is shared at the event.
 
Caregiverlist's team attended the Chicago event and really enjoyed the documentary movie created by Ernesto Quintero, profiling his brother's journey with M.S.  Ernesto's mother and siblings provide care for his brother who now cannot walk, eat or breathe on his own.  Ernesto's Mom even went back to school for nurse's aide training and become a C.N.A. in order to properly care for both her husband and son.  Clorox has debuted a home care clean-up kit that contains products without bleach and also includes gloves and just the right items for caregivers:  hand sanitizer, stain remover, germicidal non-bleach spray and disinfecting and deodorizing spray.  Maintaining a sanitary environment for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom are very important in caregiving and are part of the caregiver basic training required in many states.
 
Spread the word to other caregivers about this event as you will also enjoy a roundtable discussion with the film maker and others in the caregiving industry after the event.  Below you will find the invitation for this night where caregivers will be "caring for the caregiver".
 
Let Clorox CareConcepts take care of, celebrate and honor you for caregiving.  Join us for a “night off” to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and camaraderie with other caregivers. Enjoy pampering activities and a private screening of the documentary “A Sacred Journey” by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ernesto Quintero that touches all of those who care for a loved one. A panel discussion (6:30 p.m. screening only) with experts and caregivers on "When Care Comes Home” will follow the screening, exploring the challenges and inspirational moments of caregiving.

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 6:30 p.m. with panel discussion, 8:00 p.m. film only
Location: Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Transportation: Complimentary valet parking

RSVP: TRSVP@pdcpr.net or 708.305.5075 noting 6:30 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. showtime

Donation in Your Honor: Submit a photo or keepsake representing the one you care for and Clorox® CareConceptsTM will donate $5 to the Beauty Bus Foundation

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Seaside Walk in Wales for a Moment of Stress Relief

As summer slips away it is time to savor the late afternoon sun and the golden hue it casts over the world. This week's photo was taken along the southern coast of Wales in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Caregiverlisinvites you to enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors. Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. Have a great week. 

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."  -Michael Jordan

Roman Evening Stroll: Stress Relief Photo of the Week

The time when day fades into night is a great time for a relaxing walk. This week's photo was taken in Rome, Italy, at dusk. Caregiverlist invites you to share it with loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work. Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Senior care training briefs help senior caregivers to understand various senior illnesses and keep up with the latest care techniques to relieve caregiving stress. Have a great week. 

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer."  -Leonardo da Vinci

Caregiver Pay Increases with Training, Studies Show

It’s back to school for most kids in the U.S., including my own. As we filled backpacks with new school supplies last night, I discussed with them the importance of a good education. “Stay in school,” we tell our children because, while not the only reason, higher education can directly affect your earning ability throughout your life. According to the National Dropout Prevention Center, high school graduates earn $143 more per week than high school dropouts. College graduates earn $336 more per week than high school graduates ($479 more per week than high school dropouts.)

The same holds true for the correlation between senior caregiver training and caregiver pay.

Becoming a companion caregiver is a great place to start to see if you enjoy elder care. While you are a companion caregiver, you can work on becoming certified to become a professional senior caregiver.

The Personal Home Health Aide (basic non-medical senior caregiver) occupation is cited by the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics as having the second highest projected growth rate from 2012-2022 at 49% with 580,800 new jobs created, and a 2012 median pay rate of $19,910 per year, or $9.57 per hour.

Home Health Aides have the third highest projected growth rate at 48%, with 424,200 new jobs and a 2012 median annual pay rate of $20,820, or $10.01 per hour. Becoming a Home Health Aide means increasing your education by taking a certification course.

Senior care training requirements vary by state, and every licensed senior home care agency must follow their state caregiver training requirements. Caregiverlist’s Basic Training 8-hour online course satisfies orientation training requirements for most states. CHHAs do not hold licenses but many employers prefer them to be certified. The certification process requires passing an exam after 75 hours of training and skills testing.

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) is the next step in pursuing senior caregiving on an even more professional level. It’s also has one of the highest projected change in employment, with 312,200 new jobs projected from 2012-2022. That means a 21% growth rate. The median salary for C.N.A.s is $24,400 per year or $11.73 per hour. Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. If you wonder what an exam looks like, Caregiverlist has provided a sample test for you to check out.

Of course, registered nurses will also be in demand, with 526,800 new jobs projected. That pay is $65,470 per year or $31.48 per hour. However, the big salary jump means more intensive education. Nurses pursue either a bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.

It’s no wonder that these fields are some of the fastest growing in the nation. As the elder population increases, so will the need for skilled, certified, educated caregivers. So if you want to get to work, go back to school!

Relaxing Moment Boating by the Palace in London

This week's Stress Relief Photo takes us back to London, England, to the pond near Kensington Palace. People are enjoying a weekend morning with their boats and the beauty of the park. As many of are together with friends and family this Labor Day weekend, remember to savor that time. Enjoy the photo and feel free to share it with loved ones. Thank you caregivers, for all you do. 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. As summer fades away, we hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend. 
 

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."  -Unknown

Cool Moment in the Garden: Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

In the heat of summer, the cool shade in a lush garden are inviting and relaxing.  This week's photo was taken in Kew Gardens, London, England. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment to enjoy the photo and inspirational quote.  August is often a time when things slow down, and we can take some time to sit back. We understand the realities of caregiver stress. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress.  Have a great week. 
 

"Hope is the thing with feathers.  That perches in the soul.  And sings the tune without the words.  And never stops at all."  - Emily Dickinson

 

Blossoms in the Park: Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Nature's beauty can be fleeting, like the delicate blossoms on the trees in this week's photo. 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 was taken in St. James's Park in London, on a beautify spring day. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring 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.  

"A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety."   -Aesop, Fables

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