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, 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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Former First Lady has Dementia: Identify Different Types of Dementia

June 3, 2023 Danielle

"There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers; those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers"
- Rosalyn Carter

Dementia affects anyone and according to some research, it affects 1 in 10 US Older People ages 65 and above. The former first lady, Rosalyn Carter, is the most beloved first lady and has now been diagnosed with Dementia.

Rosalyn Carter has a great impact on promoting Mental Health Awareness and supports Caregivers through her non-profit, The Rosalyn Carter Insititute for Caregivers.

She has been diagnosed with Dementia but the Carter Center didn't mention any further details about her specific condition/diagnosis. There are several different types of dementia, each with unique characteristics.

Here are some of the most common types:

Alzheimer's disease: This is the most common form of dementia, accounting for around 60-80% of cases. It is characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioral changes.

Vascular dementia: This type of dementia occurs when there is damage to the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the brain. It often results from strokes or other conditions that affect blood flow to the brain.

Lewy body dementia: This type of dementia is characterized by the presence of abnormal protein deposits, known as Lewy bodies, in the brain. It shares some symptoms with Alzheimer's disease, such as memory loss, but also includes visual hallucinations and fluctuations in alertness.

Frontotemporal dementia: This group of dementias affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, leading to changes in behavior, personality, and language. It often affects people at a younger age compared to other forms of dementia.

Parkinson's disease dementia: People with Parkinson's disease may develop dementia as the condition progresses. It involves symptoms such as movement difficulties, tremors, and cognitive decline.

Mixed dementia: This occurs when a person has more than one type of dementia. For example, a combination of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

It's important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and there are other less common types of dementia as well. Each type has its own specific features and progression patterns.

Most states require training in caring for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), Caregiverlist provides ADRD training that meets your state training requirements.

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Stress Relief Photo: Little Delights

June 5, 2023 Barbara Calabrese

As another week begins we remind ourselves to stop and notice the beautiful little things in our lives. This week’s stress relief photo was taken in springtime 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. Now more than ever we thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and for caring for our seniors. We hope you have a great week ahead.

"Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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.