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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in Caregiver Jobs

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You’ve no doubt heard of the uber-successful book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Well I’ve decided to create a similar list for people with caregiver jobs. I call it, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in Caregiver Jobs.” The highly effective caregiver . . . 1. Is motivated for the right reasons…. Read more »

Caretaker Jobs: How To Be The World’s Best

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First off – let’s eliminate some confusion. What’s the difference between caregiver job and a caretaker job? Well, nothing really! A caregiver is just a more modernized version of the word caretaker. Most hiring agencies will advertise for caregivers, rather than caretakers, but they would have the same job description.   Now that we’ve got… Read more »

Caregiver Job Tip: Challenging Behaviors

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If you’re a nurse or professional caregiver, you’ll likely able to write a novel about everything you’ve seen “in the trenches”.  Often times, caregiving jobs come along with learning to deal with a slew of challenging challenging behaviors like paranoia, aggressiveness, anxiety, clinging, withdrawal, hallucinations, preservation (a fixation on an idea or activity – have to… Read more »

Caregiver Job Tip: Communicating with Memory Loss Patients

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1 in 8 senior citizens struggles with Alzheimer’s, meaning your chances of caregiving for a memory loss patient as a professional caregiver are pretty high. No matter what level of caregiver training you may have had, managing an Alzheimer’s or Dementia patient can be down right hard. We’ve rounded up a few elderly caregiver tips from… Read more »

Living the Life of Luxury – Caregiver and CNA jobs at luxury senior living communities

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Luxurious senior communities are popping up across the country.  Our headquarters, based in Chicago, is uniquely positioned next to one of the poshest places around (Clare Water Tower).  Please note that MOST senior living communities don’t come equipped with a 5-star restaurant.  However, for fun, we thought we’d highlight some of the poshest places around…. Read more »

Caregivers don’t go to the dentist

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In fact, Melissa Gartenberg Livney of Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (yes, that was a very long introduction) says, “Caregivers don’t go to the dentist; they don’t get mammograms or annual checkups. So, they get sick.” It’s what we’ve said before many times – Take care of yourself! If you get… Read more »

Last Minute Holiday Shopping – Caregiver Gifting Protocol

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So it’s 2 days until Christmas and all through the house, pandemonium is stirring and panic is spreading. What on earth do you get your clients, coworkers, and bosses for Christmas or other holiday festivities? The quick answer…ask your boss what the office protocol is.  It’s important to understand the rules.  And, this also eliminates… Read more »

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