Salary and pay: Senior caregivers

Why every senior caregiver should consider professional training

If you’re a senior care provider, you help aging individuals with their activities of daily living. You keep them company during your shift, and you care for them like they’re your own family. But to provide the best care and to fully connect with families you want to work with... more

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Simplifying taxes: What senior caregivers need to know about the payroll and tax process

When you take on a job caring for a senior, you probably don’t have the benefit of working with an HR department to address questions about payroll. As a household employee, if you’re making more than $2,300 annually, you must have taxes withheld from your pay, and your employer... more

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9 tips for senior caregivers to ease communication with families

As a key point of contact between families and their loved one, paid senior caregivers play an important role besides providing care: They must be good communicators in order to ensure a smoother, happier experience for the person receiving care, as well as their family.  Yet, communication isn't... more

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Senior care contracts: Why you need one and what to include in it

You have a variety of duties as a senior care provider. From meal prep to transportation to companionship and medication administration, you cover a lot in just a day’s work. You also genuinely care for your clients and want to help make their days easier. To do so, however, you... more

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How to become a home health nurse: Training, pay and job outlook

Theresa Maja-Schultz, a registered nurse, has worked in some of the most prestigious, high-tech hospitals in New York. But her most fulfilling moments as a nurse have involved sitting by a patient’s bedside, helping them get the care that they need in the most comfortable and cozy of all settings... more

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How to become a certified home health aide: Training, pay and job outlook

If you’re looking for a career working hands-on with patients in the medical field but you don’t have the time or money to train to become a nurse, one option is to become a certified home health aide. Many aging seniors prefer the comfort of staying in their homes to a... more

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Is a senior caregiving job right for you? Watch these videos to find out

Are in-home senior care jobs the employment wave of the future? The latest figures out of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics signal yes. "Personal care aides" and "home health aides" are projected to grow by 34% between 2019-2029,  which is considered "much faster than average." Both require a high school... more

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How to write a standout senior caregiver resume

Enter a caption... When you’re looking for a job as an adult or senior caregiver or home health aide, having a resume that highlights your strengths and your certifications can set you apart from the competition. Whether you’re applying to jobs via online sites like Care.com or finding prospects through... more