Salary and pay: Senior caregivers

This is how much senior care costs in 2019

As Baby Boomers move into their golden years, their adult-aged children are feeling the financial and emotional strain of caring for them, according to the Care.com 2019 Cost of Senior Care survey. The first annual survey, compiled with insights from more than 7,500 family caregivers nationwide, showed how... more

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

How to juggle multiple senior care jobs and the stress that comes with it

While rewarding, being a caregiver for seniors is a demanding career choice. Countless responsibilities are required for the role, not to mention your full attention and patience. And that’s just caring for one person. Many caregivers have to take on multiple jobs to make ends meet, or to manage a... 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 charges and want to help make their days easier. To do so, however, you... 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 $2,100 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 a good communicators. And that can be one of the toughest parts of the job. Disagreements between family members, the care recipient and even caregivers... more

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Senior caregivers: How much should you charge for your services?

You’re almost ready to work with a new client. You’ve done the interview, visited the home and discussed the responsibilities you’ll take on. There’s just one thing: The client wants to know how much you’ll charge for your in-home senior caregiver services.   Figuring out what you should be paid... more

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

Theresa Maja-Schultz, RN, 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: their own... more