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Drug & Alcohol Testing on Caregivers

Does anyone know if it is legal and possible in California to ask an independent Caregiver to be random drug and alcohol tested. Also upon new position I am filling.

Can caregiving for your parents get you a tax break?

Many adult children eventually experience a role reversal and become caregivers for their parents. The responsibilities of this range from helping an aging parent with housework and errands to offering financial support and guiding medical care or even sharing their home. Nearly 66 million Americans (31 percent of U.S... more

5 unexpected ways life changes when you become a caregiver to your parent

I heard about parenting all the time: “Your life completely changes when you become a parent,” my friends would tell me. “You won’t be that into work or parties. You’ll be exhausted and you’ll wear your heart on your sleeve.” Thanks to my girlfriends, I was as prepared... more

13 easy magic tricks for kids

Magic tricks for kids can be a ton of fun and are a great way for parents and nannies to keep the family entertained. After all, who doesn't love a bit of magic and delight? "When I perform for kids, I try to help them feel like adults, and... more


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How do you balance caring for yourself while caring for others?

While caring for loved or little ones, it can be difficult to practice self-care. How do you find the balance between caring for yourself and those you are looking out for?

12 high-fiber foods (and recipes!) kids will actually eat

What would your kid prefer for a snack: a Pop-Tart or a cup of bran cereal? High-fiber foods for kids are so valuable for nutrition, but getting kids to eat them is another story. Fiber isn't the most exciting ingredient, but it aids in digestion, prevents constipation and helps... more

Caregiver burnout is real. Here’s how professional caretakers deal with it

Most of my days as a full-time nanny started out the same way: I would get up, shower, get coffee and head out the door. I’d get to work, enter the family’s home through the garage and I’d be greeted by kids, most likely still in their pajamas on the... more


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Will clients accept a child with their live-in caregiver?

I am using this site to look for Live-In Senior care opportunities. My 6 year old would be living with me full time as well, how can I address that potential clients? I know it will take extra searching to find a good match.