The Caregiver by Samuel Park tells the story of Mara and her mother Ana, set in Brazil. After some bad choices, Mara ends up living undocumented in the United States working as a caregiver for a woman that is in the late stages of stomach cancer. During her job as a caregiver she deals with her past and the difficulties that come when caring for someone.
Read more about the book here.
Vote! This is your opportunity to have your voice heard. Remember, anyone working in the senior care industry has indirect support from government program as seniors receive Social Security benefits and Medicare or Medicaid health care insurance.
Register to vote in your voting precinct. Deadlines sometimes exist for registration. Find out how to register in your area. It’s easy!
You may also vote on an absentee ballot ahead of the election if you will not be able to make it to the voting precinct on the day of the election which is usually a Tuesday.
Fun fact for you on why we vote on Tuesdays: back when almost everyone lived on a farm, it sometimes took a full day to travel by horse and buggy to get to the voting place which was usually at the town where the county courthouse was located. As Sunday was the sabbath and Wednesday was market day, Tuesday was chosen.
As most senior caregivers are women, you will also want to consider voting for candidates who support equal pay and other women’s rights.
Most candidates support many different issues which may or may not match with one political party. Find the issue that resonates the most with you and support that candidate in your area.
Medicare and Medicaid are funded by both state and federal dollars and your elected officials in Congress will have a voice in any changes to these programs. You want to research to see how they support or don’t support funding these senior benefits.
Read more about the Ballot Ready app here.
The colors of nature are beautiful no matter which season it is. This week's stress relief photo was taken near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the landscape is truly fascinating. 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.
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."
It is the first of October, summer already feels like a memory, and the autumn chill is in the air. 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 Lincoln Park, in Chicago, Illinois. 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.
"Autumn is the hush before winter."
With the elderly population growing each day, the question of who will take care of this generation becomes more pressing. The demand for home care workers is expected to increase each coming year. Statistics rank home care as one of the fastest growing occupations, with demand of about a million workers by the year 2026. Home care agencies are always looking to hire, you can get certified online by visiting caregiverlist.com and apply to jobs in your area.
To learn more about this shortage, read this article from forbes.
How to take care of old people without losing your marbles was written by Suzanne Asaff Blankenship. It's a practical guide to taking care of elderly people without going crazy by staying organized. It's full of helpful tips, guidance and great resources to help caregivers on their journey of taking care of a parent, relative, friend or client.
Read more about it here.
Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." We thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. This week's stress relief photo was taken along the coast of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. It is important to take time out and sometimes just find a quiet place to sit and relax. 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.
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
The long and warm summer days will soon be a memory, so it is time to savor them. This week's stress relief photo was taken at a farmer's market in Chicago, Illinois. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. 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. We hope you have a great week.
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray."