Senior care workers

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Does anyone know if personal care includes cutting hair?

Haircut

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What is a good rate for a senior caregiver.

I have over ten years experience as a caregiver. I. Have been charging $20 hr. And I am considering $25. With all the newbies starting @ $15 to $20. Thanks Caregiver for Seniors

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Do pay laws for overnight elder care vary by state? I'm asking specifically about New York. I was told there is no overnight pay for caring for a person that needs a little assistance (getting up to go to bathroom). I was told that its assumed that I will

Do pay laws for overnight elder care vary by state? I'm asking specifically about New York. I was told there is no overnight pay for caring for a person that needs a little assistance (getting up to go to bathroom). I was told that its assumed that I will... more

40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get — and that's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... more

How to become a caregiver

Learn about the differences between volunteer, non-medical and skilled caregivers, and which best suits your skill set.  When deciding to pursue caregiving as a career path or even as a volunteer, it's important to know that "caregiver" isn't a blanket term for every kind of assistance. There are... more

9 strategies to help a parent who refuses care

Your mother resists in-home helpers, insisting you can wait on her. Your frail father won't stop driving. Your aunt denies the need for a personal care aide, in spite of her unwashed hair and soiled clothes. Your grandmother refuses to move to an assisted living facility "because it's... more

Activities of daily living: What are they and how are they used?

Deciding when and what kind of additional care might be needed for a loved one can be tough for many families. Independence is a hard thing to gauge, and decline isn’t always apparent. The six activities of daily living (ADLs) and the eight instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) can... more

When Mom Moves In: Creating Boundaries and Expectations

Multi-generational households are on the rise in the U.S. Learn how families are addressing the change in home dynamics. The decision to move a parent into your household can follow a crisis. Maybe mom had a stroke and you've got the biggest house. Or a move can follow... more