Amercian Society on Aging's annual Aging in America conference this past week in Washington, D.C., highlighted the needs aging Americans will have as they grow older while remaining active and engaged in life.
Senior caregivers will continue to be very much needed to help support seniors who choose to age-in-place.
Assistant Secretary of Aging and head of the U.S. Administration on Aging, Kathy Greenlee, presented a keynote address at the ASA's meeting, challenging everyone to continue talking positively about aging and to remain involved in the political issues affecting older adults. Greenlee has made a commitment to the prevention of elder abuse and is calling for a national response to the epidemic of abuse against older adults in America.
Senior caregivers may work part-time and full-time for a licesned senior home care agency or become a Certified Nursing Assitant to work for a nursing home, hospital, assisted living community, hospice and for home care clients needing C.N.A. skilled caregivers.
Review the caregiver job description, find caregiver training programs and C.N.A. jobs near you as you explore a career in the senior care field. Senior care companies provide training and you may also apply to a C.N.A. school in your area.
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