Chicago, IL, March 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Caregiverlist.com, offering the nation’s only Professional Caregiver Career Center, connects senior caregivers, certified nursing aides and home health aides with part-time and full-time positions with senior home care agencies.
As career opportunities in senior care will continue to grow by 30% over the coming decade, Caregiverlist.com provides online tools for individuals interested in a caregiving career and for current professional caregivers.
Caregiverlist.com CEO Julie Northcutt says, “Working as a professional caregiver provides fulfillment beyond a paycheck and senior home care agencies offer the added advantages of an ongoing schedule, employee benefits, caregiver training and a professional care support team."
Caregiverlist only provides employment opportunities with licensed senior home care agencies and senior care companies, while educating the public about the high-risk factors involved with hiring an independent contractor as a direct-care worker.
“Seniors have a life-time worth of assets and the number one type of senior abuse is financial. Senior home care agencies deliver the protections of liability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and unemployment insurance to professional caregivers and their senior clients,” says Northcutt.
Senior home care agencies develop a care plan for each senior and train and monitor the caregiver employee. Home & Hearth Caregivers subscribes to Caregiverlist.com's hiring services as a senior home care agency operating in the Chicagoland area. Peggy Ferraro, Care Plan Manager with Home & Hearth Caregivers says, "Caregiverlist provides us with qualified professional caregivers. The horror stories we hear when people hire caregivers direct are endless. They will call us to request services and tell us they discovered their Mom had bruises with no explanation or items were turning up missing."
Ferraro says once senior's families realize the insurance advantages and professional management of a senior home care agency they quickly realize they weren't saving any money at all when trying to hire a direct-hire caregiver on their own. A lot of times adult children will live out of state and cannot monitor the care. Hire-direct caregiving situations can quickly turn bad when a caregiver does not have the support team that is provided by a senior home care agency, not to mention the lack of payroll benefits and insurance protections.
Caregiverlist provides educational tools to professional caregivers and those interested in beginning a career in caregiving, such as job descriptions, caregiver pay, practice and sample certified nursing aide exams and caregiver certification programs. Caregivers may submit a job application reaching professional senior care companies in their area. Online tools include:
Free Resume Builder
C.N.A. School Directory
Caregiver Background Check Laws
Hiring a senior caregiver is not the same as hiring a nanny, as Mom or Dad are not there at the beginning and end of each day and as senior caregiving can also take an emotional toll. A senior home care agency manages all aspects of the care needs, supporting both the caregiver and the senior and their family to deliver quality senior care. Senior home care agencies also deliver the advantages of always having additional trained caregivers when a senior’s regular caregiver needs a day off or calls in sick.
“Professional Caregiving is a good career path for anyone looking to get into nursing and to gain on-the-job-training,” says Gina Koons, Executive Director with Barr Private Care in North Kansas City, Missouri.
Senior Home Care Agencies provide caregivers with employee benefits and worker’s compensation insurance should they become injured on the job and liability insurance in case anything is broken or lost, says Koons. She also says the added advantages of working as a professional caregiver include regular work hours and unemployment insurance. Caregivers applying for jobs on Caregiverlist.com are only connected with quality professional senior care companies, to guarantee caregivers will have quality work conditions, training, and job benefits, including payroll taxes.
As senior home care agencies hire multiple caregivers weekly to keep up with staffing requirements, Caregiverlist.com’s job applicants are hired weekly. Caregivers who take time off after a client passes away or gets better, can return to Caregiverlist to submit a job application when they are ready to work again.
Caregiverlist.com was created by senior home care industry professionals to answer all the questions seniors and their families ask when researching care options and to provide a community for professional caregivers.
Caregiverlist.com, the nation’s only professional caregiver career center, connects caregivers, certified nursing aides and home health aides with real professional senior care companies. Founded by senior care professionals Caregiverlist.com brings the efficiencies of the internet to senior care companies by providing online job application pre-qualification forms, caregiver training and industry news at www.caregiverlist.com