This Week's Refer a Friend Winner; Kryssa Baker

Geo Estrada, 12/6/2018

Congratulations to This Week’s Refer-A-Friend Winner: Kryssa Baker   Kryssa wanted to become a certified caregiver because she was already within the Medical Field. In addition, she has watched family members go through a variety of different health issues, and has always found it rewarding to assist them, as well as prior patients and clients reach goals that they never thought they would be able to reach. Kryssa also became a caregiver so can build special relationships; relations...

R.I. 10th Most Expensive in U.S. for Nursing Home Costs

Lori Stabile, 8/9/2016

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the 10th highest nursing home costs in the nation at an average of $94,170 annually, according to Caregiverlist’s August report. Caregiverlist Inc., which connects seniors and professional caregivers with eldercare options, said Rhode Island bumped Maine for having the 10th costliest costs in the country. Rankings were based on the daily prices of shared rooms in nursing homes. Caregiverlist said that with 87 nursing homes, the average cost for a share...

17th Century Nun's Prayer


The author of this prayer is “unknown” but it shares both wisdom and humor, especially for those who serve as Caregivers. 17th Century Nun's Prayer Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from the craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful, but not moody: helpful, but not bossy. With my ...

Isle Nursing Home Costs Are Fourth In U.S.

Kristen Consillio, 5/7/2015

Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) - 5/7/2015   May 07--Hawaii seniors on average pay more than double the daily cost of most other states for a shared nursing home room at $302, the fourth-highest in the nation. The average annual cost of a nursing home in the islands is $139,098, according to new Medicare data compiled by Caregiverlist Inc., a Chicago-based company that connects seniors and professional caregivers with elder care services. Hawaii ...

Stagnant Home Care Wages Add to $153 Billion Taxpayer Burden

Emily Study, 4/13/2015

Caregivers continue to post an average pay rate of $10 per hour — a wage that is significantly impacting more than just the workers themselves, new research shows. According to the latest Caregiverlist survey, about 26% of survey respondents — professional caregivers employed with senior care companies — reported receiving $10 an hour. The next most popular pay rate was $9 per hour (17%), followed by $8 an hour (13%), according to Caregiverlist, which assists families in ...

Health Care Top 10 U.S. Senior Care Cities

Angela Gonzales, 2/1/2015

With the aging of the baby boomers, the senior care industry is expanding, causing a 40 percent growth in U.S. senior care agencies since 2008, according to, which monitors the eldercare job market. More than 4,000 caregivers and certified nurse aids are hired monthly from by subscribing senior care companies. 


Caregiverlist Driving Force in Senior Care - Now with U.S. Trademark to Prove It

Erin Moriarty, 6/9/2014

Julie Northcutt had a vision in 2001. Some didn’t think it was a good idea, and others didn’t think it would be profitable, but Northcutt thought otherwise. She was working in advertising at the time, having moved into the Internet sphere in 1996, growing an online advertising site from zero dollars to $6 million in four years. She watched as a new industry emerged. She honed her business skills. She wore herself out. Then, she wanted to do something fulfilling. So in 2001, Northcutt...

Chicago Tribune: What Caregiverlist Does to Help Seniors and Caregivers


Julie Northcutt, CEO and founder of CaregiverList, discusses the rise in home health care agencies and the ways in which her company provides online resources for seniors and caregivers. Blue Sky Innovation Chicago Tribune

Omaha World-Herald: Home Instead Care and Right at Home Reach Sales Milestones


Two Omaha-based businesses are hitting sales milestones by helping senior citizens stay in their homes longer as they age. Home Instead Senior Care and its smaller competitor Right at Home are part of a growing industry, selling franchise rights for businesses that provide in-home care services for senior citizens. The service is seen as a less-expensive alternative to a nursing home for people who need companionship, help with daily chores or personal hygiene care. Home Instead, founded in 19...

Case In Point Magazine: As Senior Care Moves to the Home, the Need Arises for More Caregivers and Quality Training Standards (June 2013)


Case in Point Magazine, June Issue: As Senior Care Moves to the Home, the Need Arises for More Caregivers and Quality Training Standards, by Julie Northcutt, CEO, Caregiverlist, Inc.  Read Article on Page 17.  

The Topeka Capital-Journal


Brewster Health Center in Topeka has received a rating of more than four stars in’s 5-Star Ratings, which are based on data from more than 18,000 nursing homes nationwide. Only 234 nursing homes received more than four stars. Families can sort through nursing homes based on location, costs and star rating on  

How to Become a Savvy Nursing-Home Shopper

Philip Moeller, 4/29/2013

The story of an aging America often focuses on the large number of people turning 65 every day—a stream averaging 10,000 a day over the next 18 years or so. But for the rapidly expanding health care industry, perhaps the more relevant and frightening number involves how many of us will be celebrating our 85th birthdays. This is the age when chronic illness and frailty often force people to seek extended and expensive health care. Based on U.S. Census Bureau projections issued la...

Chart of the Day: Consumer Search Trends for Senior Care Services

Alyssa Gerace, 4/23/2013

Chart of the Day: Consumer Search Trends for Senior Care Services Alyssa Gerace | April 23, 2013 | Comments (0) Even though the number of senior care options has expanded in the past couple decades as different models have developed and evolved, consumer trends have stayed much the same with some small adjustments following the Great Recession. The Google Trends chart below shows consumer interest in five search terms between January 2004 and April 2013, where purple ...

Watchword For Booming Home Health Market? Quality

Emily Micucci, 4/15/2013

People looking for a winning business venture are frequently choosing home health care agencies, and it's no wonder.The merging of an aging population and a push toward moving more health care services into patients' homes to reduce health care costs are making the business seem like a great bet. In Worcester County, new agencies have been setting up shop since 2008, mirroring a national boom in the home health industry. Most are private-pay agencies, which provide daily living assistance...

Nursing home costs approach $84,000 a year

Tim Mullaney, 4/10/2013

The cost of long-term care continues to rise, according to the 10thannual Cost of Care Survey from insurance company Genworth. The median annual cost of a private nursing home room reached $83,950 this year, up 3.6% from 2012, the report showed. Over the last five years, the cost of a private nursing home room has outpaced inflation, going up 4.5% on an annualized basis. Assisted living costs increased even more dramatically over the last year. The median annual cost for assisted living increa... Launches 5-Star Ratings and Daily Nursing Homes Costs

San Antonio News, 4/9/2013

Compiled from More Than 18,000 Nursing Homes,’s Star Ratings Examine Quality of Facility and Overall Care Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 As more Baby Boomers age, the question of where Mom, Dad or Grandma and Grandpa will go for senior care can often be an overwhelming task. After compiling data from more than 18,000 nursing homes,, the premiere service connecting seniors and professional caregivers with the most reliable senior care options, annou...

The need for in-home care rises as baby boomers age


Every morning for the last seven years, Fanie Occeas has been preparing Prescola Beneby a hearty weekday breakfast — grits and sardines or sausage and eggs. Every morning, too, Occeas bathes the 87-year-old, tidies up her Arcola Lakes house and settles her in a wheelchair. Their banter is easy, their movements together familiar and sure. “She’s like a daughter to me,” says Beneby. Adds Occeas, “I’ve learned a lot from her.” Occeas is a certified nursi...

True cost of elder care, nursing homes


In-home U.S. senior care costs $16-$26 per hour, or $150-$280 for 24-hour live-in care, while a nursing home costs $180-$400 a day, experts say., a website involving elder care, compiled information from more than 18,000 long-term care nursing centers as well as in-home senior care options. The options are easily searched by zip code or state. Julie Northcutt, chief executive officer of, said many Americans do not realize the true cost of long-term care. "N...

Southern providers charge less for care, East Coast price tags bigger, data shows

Tim Mullaney, Staff Writer, 3/8/2013

Editor's Note: This story originally said room rates per month. The rates are actually per day, as stated in the updated version below. The most expensive nursing home care is on average found on the East Coast, according to data released Wednesday. Nationally, seniors pay between $5,000 and $12,000 a month for nursing care, according to The website identified the top 10 most and least expensive long-term care nursing centers out of more than 18,000 in its searchab...

Tampa, Sarasota one of the highest areas for senior caregiving employment

Staff, 3/8/2013

Caregiverlist named the Tampa and Sarasota area among the top 20 U.S. cities for senior caregiver employment. The Tampa/Sarasota area ranked No. 20 on the index, according to a statement. Due to a senior care industry expansion over the past few years, there has been a 40 percent growth in U.S. senior care agencies since 2008, the statement said. Tampa Bay has added 41 new care giving agencies since 2008, according to a company spokesperson. Chicago was ranked No. 1. Caregiverlist...

Need a Job? Try Becoming a 'Granny Nanny'

Jane Wells, 3/7/2013

Need a job? Take care of Grandma. Not yours. Someone else's.  The U.S. Census Bureau reports there are 40 million Americans ages 65 or older, and nearly 10 million are at least 85 years old—the so-called "oldest old." We are living longer, and increasingly Americans have long term care insurance or some other means of paying for care in their own homes. "The senior care industry, just for senior home care, has grown more than 40 percent in the last five years," sai...

What’s Next Summit to Reveal Top Tech Trends to Watch for Boomer and Senior-Focused Marketers


Which technologies are gaining popularity and sustained use among today’s seniors? With which digital media are boomers and seniors really engaging – and how can that insight be used to make marketing plans that target them more effective? Why are more companies turning to a “mobile first” strategy to capture tech savvy boomers on the go? All of these topics and more will be explored at the 10th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, taking place on March 1...

California Caregiver Training Required by California Assembly Bill Number 1217

Molly Schlanker, 10/20/2015

New California Caregiver Training and Licensing Requirements California caregivers will now join a few other states which provide an official state registry for the home care aide caregivers to be a member of, verifying their background check information. Called the Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act, and sometimes referred to as "bill 1217", this new law will be in effect in January of next year for all California senior caregivers and senior home care agencies. California Assembly Bi...

Home Care Worker Background Checks Mandatory in California

Renata Laszuk, 12/11/2013

California's Governor Jerry Brown has ensured that his state joins the handful of states requiring home health agencies to conduct thorough background checks prior to hiring senior home care workers. Legislation is not scheduled to be in place until January 2016. The Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act of 2013 requires agencies to run background checks on employees and list aides in an online registry. Home Care Agencies must also provide a license certifying their compliance with basic ...

Overtime Pay Exemption for Companion Caregivers May Change

Renata Walker, 12/20/2011

Recent legislation has been proposed which could change the exemption from overtime pay for companion caregivers.  Read more about this overtime pay exemption legislative initiative and complete the survey below for the National Private Duty Association, an advocate for senior home care agencies. Survey must be filled out by DECEMBER 31, 2011:  NPDA Companionship Exemption Survey About the Exemption from Overtime Pay for Companion Caregivers Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Ac...

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