American women could not vote when Jerry (Geraldine) Emmett was born. But last night she marked her spot in history by announcing Hillary Clinton as the first female candidate nominated for president by a major political party in the U.S.A. Ms. Emmett has been an active member of the Democratic party for many years and claims life-long allegiance as she continues to live a long life! She arrived in Philadelphia to make the historic announcement of Hillary's nomination in person.
Regardless of which political party you are a member of or which candidate you support, appreciating the freedoms we enjoy and the ability to be recognized as someone still contributing to the world at age 102 deserves recognition and admiration.
There are still countries where women cannot drive, cannot vote, cannot own a business and cannot wear a bikini.
May we American women always maintain these freedoms and cheers to Jerry Emmett for reminding us that we are lucky to be aging in the U.S.A.!
It is the height of summer, when we embrace the time we can spend outside in the sunshine. This week's photo was taken at the lakefront in Chicago, Illinois. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy the photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. 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.
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." -English Proverb
We hope you are enjoying a restful Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. This week's stress relief photo was taken in the mountains near Zurich, Switzerland. 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 hope you have a great week.
"Every mountaintop is within reach if you just keep climbing." -Barry Finlay
Hawaii is inarguably one of the most beautiful states in the nation and consistently makes “Best States for Retirement” lists. And why not? Not only is Hawaii lush, tropical, impossibly lovely (the very air smells of sea and flowers), but the cost of living (outside Honolulu) is 33.4% above the U.S. average. Icing on the cake? Social Security benefits and most other pension payouts are exempt from state income taxes.
But doesn’t Hawaii have the most expensive nursing homes in the U.S.? Not quite. Alaska takes the title of state with costliest nursing homes, with Hawaii coming in second, according to the Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Index. Hawaii has an average room cost of $355.50 (based on both private and semi-private rooms) to Alaska’s nursing home cost of $573.90.
Here’s a snapshot of Hawaii nursing home data:
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 50
Average Single Price: $397
Average Double Price: $314
Average Rating: 2.6
Star Rating Snapshot:
Which Hawaii nursing home has the highest Caregiverlist® rating? The Hawaii nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist® rating is privately-owned Island Nursing Home in Honolulu, Hawaii, which scores 4.8 out of 5 stars. The nursing home's semi-private room (they do not offer private rooms) costs $252.00 per day, which is significantly less than the state's average double rate of $314.
Senior care costs, especially the costs incurred by long-term nursing home stay, is something most people don’t think about until it’s too late, usually after the Medicare-paid first 100 days of post-hospital rehabilitation. But cost is not the only factor in choosing long-term care for our families or ourselves; seniors should review the ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area and then visit the nursing homes which meet their budget constraints.
A good place for families to begin anticipating future costs is by talking to a professional and coming up with a financial action plan. Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Hawaii and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can also research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.