Illinois Healthcare Worker Background Check Requirements

Julie Northcutt, 9/1/2012

Professional senior caregivers in Illinois must comply with the Illinois Healthcare Worker Background Check Act in order to be employed by a senior home care agency, assisted living community or nursing home.  This law was passed to protect both seniors and caregivers.  Caregivers may apply for a senior caregiving job at a professional senior care company on Caregiverlist and these companies will conduct the necessary background checks required for employment. As Caregiverlist advocat...

Alzheimer's Association: Keep Safety in Mind When Traveling or Planning Events

Monthly News Article, 9/1/2012

June is National Safety Month, and the time of year when many Americans plan summer and holiday travel, as well as attend weddings, graduations, family reunions and other get-togethers. For most families, these trips and gatherings are filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But for those dealing with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease, they can also be filled with stress. Traveling with an individual who has Alzheimer’s requires additional t...

Recent Death Causes Debate Over "Mercy" Killing and Assisted Suicide

Angela Manhart, 9/1/2012

An Ohio man’s killing of his hospitalized wife this month has instigated further discussion concerning the legality and morality of so-called “mercy” killings.  John Wise shot his wife, Barbara, in the head to end her life a few months after she had reportedly suffered from multiple aneurysms.  While her condition seemed somewhat stable according to Wise’s recent reports to friends and family, her doctors remained uncertain of her future and suggested that she w...

Phyllis Diller Suffered Fall Shortly Before Death

Angela Manhart, 9/1/2012

Longtime actress and comedian Phyllis Diller passed away at the age of 95 this week.  Reports stated that her health began to worsen following a recent fall in which she injured both her hip and a wrist.  While it could be argued that a fall itself could be responsible for a decline in health, it is not entirely known whether falls are linked with earlier deaths because of the detrimental effect of the fall itself, or whether the fall is a sign of declining health in general which lead...

Chicago C.N.A. Jobs and Caregiver Positions

9/21/2012

Jobs for CNAs and Certified Caregivers are available in full-time, part-time, and live-in positions.  Responsibilities of a caregiver include meal preparation, assisting with client mobility and balance, light housekeeping, transporting to appointments, bathing, monitoring medication use, and companionship.  CNA responsibilities can include all of the responsibilities of a caregiver, plus additional responsibilities including monitoring a client’s medical conditions and providing...

Phoenix C.N.A. Jobs and Caregiver Positions

9/21/2012

Jobs for CNAs and Certified Caregivers are available in full-time, part-time, and live-in positions.  Responsibilities of a caregiver include meal preparation, assisting with client mobility and balance, light housekeeping, transporting to appointments, bathing, monitoring medication use, and companionship.  CNA responsibilities can include all of the responsibilities of a caregiver, plus additional responsibilities including monitoring a client’s medical conditions and providing...

San Diego C.N.A. Jobs and Caregiver Positions

9/21/2012

Jobs for CNAs and Certified Caregivers are available in full-time, part-time, and live-in positions.  Responsibilities of a caregiver include meal preparation, assisting with client mobility and balance, light housekeeping, transporting to appointments, bathing, monitoring medication use, and companionship.  CNA responsibilities can include all of the responsibilities of a caregiver, plus additional responsibilities including monitoring a client’s medical conditions and providing...

Los Angeles C.N.A. Jobs and Caregiver Positions

9/21/2012

Jobs for CNAs and Certified Caregivers are available in full-time, part-time, and live-in positions.  Responsibilities of a caregiver include meal preparation, assisting with client mobility and balance, light housekeeping, transporting to appointments, bathing, monitoring medication use, and companionship.  CNA responsibilities can include all of the responsibilities of a caregiver, plus additional responsibilities including monitoring a client’s medical conditions and providing...

Chicago Certified Nursing Assistant and Senior Caregiver Jobs

9/5/2012

C.N.A.'s and Caregivers for Seniors NeededApply to MULTIPLE Senior Home Care Agency and Senior Care Companies in your specified areaFill out just ONE Job ApplicationRead about Benefits, Job Skills, Training, Background Checks, and experiencestories from other Caregivers at:http:www.caregiverlist.com/ApplyIntro.aspxPart-Time, Full-Time and Overnight Positions are currently available forself-motivated, trustworthy individuals.Professional or personal experience in providing care for Seniors pref...

Chicago C.N.A. Job Positions Available Part-time and Full-time

9/19/2012

Chicago area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living communities and senior home care agencies hire C.N.A.'s (Certified Nursing Assistants) to assist with the hands-on care for seniors.  As the Illinois' Department of Health requires a minimum number of C.N.A.'s to be on staff at all times for each resident, there is an ongoing need for C.N.A.'s in order to keep up with the minimum staffing requirements. Schools such as the Illinois School of Health Careers provide C.N.A. training.  ...

Caregiver Recipe of the Week: Hummus and Monterey Jack Wraps

Paige Krzysko, 4/22/2013

Senior caregiving can be demanding and after a long day's work of caregiving, it is important to "take care of the caregiver". This recipe delivers a healthy twist on hummus. Caregiverlist Recipe-of-the-Week:  hummus and Monterey Jack Wraps 1 1/2 Cups Prepared Hummus 4 Large Flour Tortillas (at least 12-inch diameter) 1 Cup Shredded Reduced-Fat Pepper Monterey Jack Cheese 1 Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper 1 Cup Shredded Carrots 3 Baby Cucumbers, Thinly Sliced 2 Scallions (White and Gre...

Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder

Kristin Kruk, 6/14/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors.  Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day.  Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   This Father's Day weekend, prepare this Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder dish for your family.  Dad will get a kick of southern flavor with th...

Grilled Tuscan Pork Chops

Kristin Kruk , 6/17/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Take advantage of the weather warming up for summertime and get out the grill! These Grilled Tuscan Pork Chops are perfect for grilling.  Grilled Tuscan P...

Basil-Shrimp Pasta Salad

Kristin Kruk, 6/17/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Thinking of something to cook for your friends and family this Fourth of July? Try this simple pasta salad-- so flavorful!  Basil-Shrimp Pasta Salad Ingr...

Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

Kristin Kruk, 6/17/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   All caregivers can agree that working on your feet all day can really tire you out. Try these Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw to fill you ...

Papaya Avocado Salad

Kristin Kruk, 7/12/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Holidays and celebrations bring in family, friends and food galore! Thus, the week after Fourth of July festivities call for a time to detox the body. Try this ...

Shrimp & Avocado Summer Salad Rolls

Kristin Kruk, 7/17/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   If you haven't heard... It's avocado season! Avocados contain many nutrients for your body and healthy fats. Although avocados are high in calories (one avocado...

Yogurt-Basil Chicken Kabobs

Kristin Kruk , 7/26/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Underrated foods, such as yogurt, make them gems of the grocery aisles.  Yogurt serves your body a multitude of health benefits.  Did you know? Yogurt...

Charred Corn Crepes

Kristin Kruk, 8/2/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   This delicate, pancake-like food should not be intimidating.  Anyone can master flipping crepes: When pale and uncooked, crepes fall apart easily. As the c...

Oil-Free Avocado Banana Bread

Kristin Kruk, 8/2/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Like all things that taste good, they don't do your body any good. Try this oil-free avocado banana bread recipe to get the best of both worlds: body conscious ...

Goat Cheese Stuffed Black Bean Burgers

Kristin Kruk, 8/2/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors.  Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day.  Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Getting tired of the typical beefy burger? Us too. As a change of pace, try these Goat Cheese Stuffed Black Bean Burgers. Whoever you cook for will ...

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Kristin Kruk, 8/2/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors.  Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day.  Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Craving a Mexican-inspired dinner? Try these Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats for a twist. Ditch those crunchy taco shells for a lighter option!  T...

Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

Renata, 9/20/2013

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body. Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body. You can make two and give one to your client and take one home with you. Wrapped in plastic, they freeze for up to two months. Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread Yield: 2 loa...

Baked Dijon Salmon

Samantha Franklin, 3/27/2014

Healthy, delicious food drives the mind and body.  Caregiverlist promotes nutritious and tasty meals for caregivers and seniors. Caregivers need to eat right to keep their body energized and their mind sharp to get through the day. Seniors also require wholesome food to get all the right nutrients to take care of their body.   Try this bakes dijon salmon recipe for a tasty and healthy dinner. Salmon pairs well with steamed brocolli or asparagus and some multigrain rice for a well roun...

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Samantha Franklin, 4/3/2014

Breakfast doesn’t always need to be basic. Try this fun twist on the traditional pancake for a tasty start to the day.  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cake flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk (more if needed) 1 lemon, zested and juiced (more juice if lemon isn't very juicy) 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more softened for serving 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 cup blueberries ...

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