Welcoming Spring: Stress Relief Photo

The ice and snow have melted, and the warm, brighter days of spring are not far away. This week's stress relief photo was taken in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. 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 moment is a fresh beginning."
-T.S. Eliot

Winter Calm: Stress Relief Photo

The beach in the wintertime can be very calming with its sometimes stark beauty. 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 along the lakefront in Chicago, Illinois. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniorsMore 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 all have a great last week.


"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
-Martin Luther King, Jr. 

App of the Week: Medisafe App

Medisafe App is designed for users of any age, for caregivers involved in medication monitoring, and  for physicians who want to connect with their patients. Medisafe has been featured on CNBC and in Reader's Digest. It is easy to use and free to download. Caregivers can just use it to alert them and keep track of medication when their patient needs to take it, quantity, etc. It is a great tool to use!

Caregiver Stress Relief: Halloween Delight

October is ending and it is time for Halloween! 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 of an intricately carved pumpkin 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 seniorsMore 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.


"It's important to remember that we all have magic inside us."
-J.K. Rowling

Autumn in the Park: Stress Relief Photo

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 seniorsMore 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."
-French Proverb

Breaking Stereotypes: The Male Caregiver

When thinking about family caregivers, what usually comes to mind is a middle-aged woman. But a new report from AARP stated that the percentage of male caregivers has gone up to 40% compared to 34% eight years ago. "Today, 40% of the 40 million Americans caring for a loved one are male." 

Both male and female caregivers are prone to same health problems that come with caring for a loved one, including stress and depression. One of the differences, generally speaking, is that male caregivers may be more uncomfortable with hands-on personal care, especially those who have not spent time in child-care. They also experience difficulty opening up when about their feelings of stress and pressure. 

To learn more about this topic, visit the AARP report, and for support as a caregiver join the PAC.


America is Running out of Caregivers

As the aging population grows, so does the lack of caregivers. For many generations Americans have relied on family to provide care in older age but today many are growing older without family nearby. The numbers of people reaching retirement age are increasing and many don't have a family member to take care of them.

An estimate of 34.2 million people are providing unpaid care to an elderly person, and each day the demand for caregivers increases. According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, 'demand for private home health aides
is expected to exceed supply by more than three million in the next decade.' 

There is also the issue of public support, government programs only cover a fraction of the costs of long-term care. More adults are also reaching retirement single and having had no children. 

If you want to become a caregiver visit caregiverlist.com to learn more. If you or a loved one need care you can submit a form so we can help you connect with the care you need.

To learn more about the shortage of caregivers, read the Wall Street Journal article


Oceanfront Calm: Stress Relief Photo

The beach is known as a relaxing place, but it is especially so when you have it all to yourself. This week's stress relief photo was taken in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, just as a new day was beginning. 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.


"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean."
-Christopher Reeve

London in Bloom: Stress Relief Photo

Flowers are a simple way to brighten our 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 Regent Street in London, England. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniorsMore 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 flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms."
-Zen Shin

Stress Relief Photo: Summertime in New York

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 in New York City, admiring the view across the river from Brooklyn. The sun is setting, and the city lights are just starting to twinkle. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. We hope you enjoy a happy Fourth of July holiday, and have a great week.


"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
-Abraham Lincoln 
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