On-the-job tips: Senior caregivers

How to ace a senior care job interview

You're moving ahead in your job search, having pinpointed the kind of job you want, determined that you'd like to work directly for an individual or family, and have figured out how much to charge. Now it's time to prepare for a job interview. It might help... 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 parent and kid care in the summer months

Navigating life in the sandwich generation is tough enough during the cooler fall, winter and spring seasons, but the challenge becomes even greater during summer. That’s because for many people who are balancing child-rearing and eldercare, the months between September and May provide somewhat of a built-in safety net: school... more

How to be a strong advocate for your elderly parents

It was close to midnight. I was worried, tired and cold. Why are emergency rooms always so cold? A few hours earlier I had brought my 91-year-old father to the hospital because he had a bad infection. I was my father’s health care proxy, designated to make health care decisions... more

Why are we feeling this way? 4 tips for managing family caregiver guilt

When Joann Gottermeyer’s mother passed away, her dying wish was that Joann would look after her father. So when her dad broke his hip at age 92, he moved in with Gottermeyer and her family — and he’s still with them 11 years later. Gottermeyer set aside her career and... more

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

How to Follow Up About Jobs

After applying for a job or interviewing with a family or business, use these tips to check in with potential employers. You polished your profile, wrote a strong cover letter and submitted an application for an ideal caregiving job. But what now? Don't sit back, cross your fingers and... more

How to Dress for an Interview

Outfit do's and don'ts when you're interviewing for a job as a nanny, babysitter, tutor, pet sitter, housekeeper, senior care aide, etc. While a well-tailored suit and button-down are expected attire when applying for a job at an investment bank, it’s not the norm when applying for... more