43 million people in the US function as family caregivers. This means, that 43 million people spend time and resources on a caregiver job for a loved one without any financial compensation – and that can be tough. These are mostly folks with no healthcare background and zero caregiver training, and yet they are caring… Read more »
My family got some heavy news this week. My soon to be brother-in-law Matt – a young, healthy, twenty-one year old – found out he has cancer. Which is just terrible. None of us could believe it, especially his fiance (my sister), Casey. But just like that, without her filling out an application or even… Read more »
Just yesterday I was listening to This American Life, the NPR program that picks a topic and tells stories and anecdotes that go along with the theme of the show. This particular episode, Magic Words, told a story of a woman with a family caregiver job. Karen Stobbe and her husband cared for her mother,… Read more »
Has the summer heat got you and your client feeling dull and lethargic? Even caregiver jobs have their seasons. We’ve got some fresh and healthy summer beverage ideas to invigorate both you and your client! Plus, it’s a fun thing to learn with your client and do together. Try these out on a day when it’s… Read more »
This goes out to all you folks who work caregiver jobs in places where it’s HOT in the summertime. Just a week ago, I moved to Georgia where it’s been about 98 degrees with over 50% humidity – soooo, it’s hot. You might be wondering where I’m going with this, but the heat matters to… Read more »
Caregiving can be an exciting and rewarding way to start off your career in the medical field. Finding the right CNA job (not just any CNA job) might be much easier than you think. Like any job, there are factors to consider when looking for the right fit. Searching for the perfect CNA job is much like… Read more »
Today, at the water cooler (ok, our cool new espresso machine), we were talking about all of the recent inquires we’ve been getting regarding live-in caregivers jobs. We wanted to take the opportunity to answer a few questions and also open it up to our caregiver community to chime in. Many caregivers are absolutely scared… Read more »
Caregiver duties are centered around the health of your client or patients, both emotional and physical. Elderly loneliness is something faced by many (or most) elderly folk so it’s important to understand how to help combat it and the role you can play to lessen the feeling of emptiness.
Have some fun this holiday season and bring a smile to the face of an aging senior! As the holiday season is in full-swing take a time to enjoy your elderly family members, patients, and other loved ones. If nothing else – do something to make them smile. Here are 12 silly, some ridiculous, and some… Read more »
Did you know that this month is all about caregivers? That’s right, it’s National Family Caregivers Month! And, we think that’s reason to celebrate both familial and professional caregivers!