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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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be complicated. The basic principles your grandparents often advised hold true: eat moderately, eat healthy, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly. Eating in moderation helps prevent overeating and supports digestion. A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains provides essential nutrients that fuel your body. Quality sleep repairs your body, while regular exercise keeps your muscles strong and your heart healthy. These habits create a virtuous cycle, where each one positively influences the others, enhancing overall well-being without the need for costly treatments or interventions. The Best Medicine is a Healthy Lifestyle.

This summer, an activity you may be able to enjoy is assisting your senior client to enjoy fresh summer fruits and vegetables. You can reminisce about gardening and visit a summer farmer’s market if possible. Together, you can create new recipes using fresh fruits and vegetables, adding both fun and nutritional benefits to your meals. You and your senior client will surely love this simple recipe:

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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.