From TheMiami Herlad article titled "The Need for In-Home Care Rises as Baby Boomers Age"

“We have agencies telling us, ‘We need this kind of worker, we need that kind,’” says Julie Northcutt, Caregiverlist.com founder and CEO. “Even in this economy, we’ve had a huge demand. Agencies are growing as fast as they can.”

Finding and training workers for these jobs will become increasingly important as the baby boomer generation, 78 million strong, ages. Various studies also have found that at-home care is actually more effective — and less expensive — than similar care in a nursing home or hospital.


From U.S. News & World Report titled "How to Become a Savv Nursing-Home Shopper"

Many so-called "private-pay" facilities do not accept Medicaid patients, for example, but are included in the Caregiverlist ratings. Not every home responds to its outreach efforts, she notes. "The ones that we don't have the costs from [is because] it's mostly that they're 100-percent Medicaid."

Another feature of her site that is relevant in the real world, Northcutt says, is that it identifies homes where access may be restricted—to people with certain acute needs, for example, or for veterans, or for patients of a specific hospital that runs the facility. And Caregiver list may also include retirement communities with nursing facilities, where access to nursing services may be limited to community residents.

In terms of key quality measures, "the staffing ratio is a real, real issue in the industry," she advises, "and it's going to affect the quality of care for your loved one."


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Online Coupon App Help Caregiver Save Money

November 17, 2017

The Flipp phone application help caregivers get ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017. Flipp is a free online couponing app available for a caregiver’s smartphone and tablet. A Black Friday game plan helps caregivers get the best savings both online and in the store.

Flipp allows caregivers to:

  • Clip coupons

  • Create shopping lists

  • Find coupons in your area

  • Receive notifications for new sales

COST:  Free

This couponing app is free to use for every caregiver. Caregivers can even log into their Facebook or Google accounts to sync shopping lists to their accounts. Online shopping lists keeps caregivers organized when shopping.

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After downloading the Flipp caregivers input their location and find discounts at their local stores. Flipp has coupons for Walmart, Target, local grocery stores, and many more. Weekly ad circulars are now online and available for browsing on the Flipp app.  Caregiver’s can also find Black Friday Deals with this app. Flipp can save caregivers 20%- 70% every week.

Savings on groceries and other household help the caregiver in their daily life. The huge savings available in the Flipp app frees up caregivers and allows them to further their Caregiver Training and education.



Senior caregivers please give us your feedback on Flipp!

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Stress Relief Photo: Light in the Mist

11/12/2017 9:27:00 PM -08:00

Even in the mist and fog, we can find the light. This week's stress relief photo was taken at the Sankaty Head Light in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on a very foggy day. 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.


"Keep shining through; you may be a lighthouse to someone trying to make it."
-Caroline Naoroji

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Caregiver Pay Rates for 2013 Above Minimum Wage

9. May 2014 Shanice Kelly Background Checks, Caregiver Jobs, Caregiver Training

Senior caregivers assist seniors as companion caregivers and nursing aides working in nursing homes, assisted living communities and senior home care agencies. Hospitals also hire certified nursing aides. The pay rate for companion caregivers and nursing aides for 2013 has continued to rise and remains above minimum wage for all professional senior caregivers.

The Caregiverlist® pay survey results records the pay rates of 34,959 professional senior caregivers. Senior caregivers who work for a senior home care agency provide one-on-one caregiving services while nursing aides working for nursing homes and hospitals usually care for anywhere from 10 to 15 residents or patients. C.N.A. staffing ratios of nursing homes are reported in the health inspection reports conducted every 15 months and can be found in the Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Directory. More senior caregivers are needed and anyone with a caring personality may apply to a senior care job in their area on the Caregiverlist® Career Center.




The number of senior home care agencies continues toincrease along with the need for qualified caregivers

Senior care companies hire from 3 to 6 professional caregivers each week, to keep up with the demand for part-time and full-time senior caregiving services. Most American seniors do not plan ahead for senior care and because of this, when a senior experiences a sudden medical condition such as a stroke, heart attack or the early stages of memory loss, they will then immediately need professional senior caregiving services.

In order to keep up with the demand for senior care, the number of senior home care agencies has increased by 40% since 2008. More than 20 franchise companies provide senior home care in addition to national corporations. More professional senior caregivers are needed to fill these open positions which increase daily.

The ​Caregiverlist® Career Center assists anyone with a caring personality to learn how to become a senior caregiver and submit a job application which reaches multiple hiring companies in their area who subscribe to “the ​Caregiverlist®”. As the only resource with an ongoing database of experienced, professional senior caregivers, ​Caregiverlist® allows companies to efficiently hire the most qualified caregivers in their area.​ Caregivers may learn about required senior caregiver training and take an online course to learn the necessary caregiving skills and meet state requirements.