Getting hired: Senior caregivers

6 mistakes that could prevent you from getting a senior care job interview and offer

As Boomers age, there’s a growing need for senior care providers. Naturally, families hiring for these jobs want to make sure they’re finding top-notch caregivers for their loved ones. Consider Lucas Travis, a family caregiver in Leesville, Louisiana, who helped arrange care for his grandmother. “Our grandma does not like... more

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These senior care certifications and trainings can improve your career

You enjoy working with seniors and have plenty of experience providing companionship and assistance. Whether you work in a family home, in a skilled nursing facility or with a senior health agency, you are committed to the care of elders. So where do you take your senior care career from... more

25 summer jobs to fit every schedule

Summer jobs come in all shapes and sizes — it's just a matter of finding one that fits your unique lifestyle. When New York City-based Meg Hagar thinks back on all her summer jobs, she remembers loving her job at the New York Renaissance Faire: "The work was fun and it... more

Getting your caregiver certification online: How to pinpoint the best program

Forging a career path as a doctor or nurse means obtaining specific training and certifications to legally perform your work. But if you’re a professional caregiver, it’s not so black and white. Training requirements for caregivers vary by state, facility type and employer, and there are several different types of... 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

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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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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