Showing posts with label Caregiver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Caregiver. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How to Get Your Best Caregiver in Rhode Island

There are many channels of getting caregivers. From a friend of a friend who knows someone to a friend’s child offering caregiving services part time, your choices are endless. This is a common means of getting a care giver but it isn’t advisable to get these services from such people because of the security issues associated with them.

Unless you fully trust these persons, you shouldn’t seek a professional service provider. Rhode Island has a center for care giving services for you that has an online presence giving you convenience of booking your preferred care giver at your preferred time.

Follow the following procedure:



You must register your details on the website. It is important for you to ask for help from a younger person if your elderly and you require a caregiver. Essentially, you require a caregiver to help with such details. Get someone you trust. This shouldn’t be a problem if you are getting searching for a caregiver for a loved one.

You should select the Careseeker tab on the web page that you open. In most cases the ‘Careseeker’ is the default button, and you do not have to switch tabs.

You should set up a password/ have a password set up for you. There is also a checkbox that lets you choose if you are the senior person seeking care of if you are the friend/ relative. 

Registration details

Remember to include your email address to sign up, add your profile information. This is simple and like many other forms you’ve filled online and offline. You therefore require your DOB, name, phone number and your physical address. Photo upload is optional.

Select services

Once you have entered your details, you should check the services you expect from Senior Care Center Rhode Island. This will make it easy for the service providers to meet your needs. 

Start searching

Once you finish the sign up; a box will pop up to inform you if your application is successful or not.

If successful, start searching. Search for provider within your locality. You will get all information about potential caregivers including their reviews, photo, their rates, their availability and the services they offer. Availability is very important therefore ensure that both your times and theirs match. 

Specific searches

There is the option of choosing a specific feature from your caregivers. For instance, the list view will give you a list of all caregivers while you can choose male or female providers if you need a caregiver of a either gender.


There is a button that will let you send a message if you have questions about the services or the caregivers. 


Once you get a caregiver whose availability matches your preferred time, you should go ahead and book. Time blocks are available and you can book multiple blocks. Place your request after you are satisfied with the total costs and time. 


In case you have a problem you should contact the relevant people. Call 911 for emergencies and send an email or call the center for non-emergency problems.

In conclusion, these steps will help you in getting the best care or caregiver for your loved one at the time of your convenience. The caregivers are vetted before their profiles are on the website ensuring that you get nothing but the best.

Author Bio
Joy Sanders is a cyber security analyst and a social worker at senior care center Rhode Island. She will help you in getting the right care giver by having the safest and easiest login and search website running at all times. She is a part of the team vetting the caregivers.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Advice for Job-Seeking Caregivers

Individuals seeking employment as caregivers are in a great position; the demand for caregivers is at an all-time high. According to the Pew Research Center, an average of 10,000 Baby Boomers in the United States turns 65 years old every day.

The need for caregivers will only continue to increase as Baby Boomers enter retirement. Government studies estimate 7 in 10 Americans over the age of 65 will need long term care at some point. 

It’s important that, as a caregiver, you understand how to give off a good impression throughout your job search in order to succeed at landing a job in this high demand market.

Creating a resume may sound obvious, but many people applying to be a caregiver skip this step entirely. Bringing along a professional resume that lists your previous employment and any related experience will help tremendously. 

Even if you have no prior professional care giving experience, you should list other jobs you have had to prove you are a dependable employee. Include any community volunteer or charity work you participate in, as well.

When you are searching for interviews, use social media to your benefit. There are tons of job listing sites for caregiver jobs NYC and many websites specifically designated for potential caregivers. 

Make detailed profiles and scour the online listings to find agencies and opportunities that match your needs. Do some research in advance to be sure you understand the average pay for caregivers in your area, both at agencies and when working independently, in order to decide your best route.

Always arrive early to an interview, dressed in clean, simple clothing that you would wear on the job. Being reliable is a vital part of being a caregiver and showing up a few minutes early never hurts. 

Ask questions and prove that you have done some research on the company, its mission, and how it is run. Demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and solve problems, which are two huge parts of being a successful caregiver.

Don’t be afraid to be friendly and laugh when talking with a potential employer. People want to know that you are not rigid and serious and will be able to connect with others, especially the person for whom you provide care. 

Be warm and show that you have a sense of humor. Explain why you became a caregiver and display your passion for the profession.

A Scan Foundation report estimates that 27 million people in the United States will need long term care by the year 2050, and the need for caregivers will continue to increase as Boomers retire en masse over the next few decades.

Connecting and engaging with your potential employers can make all the difference in finding a caregiver job that fits what you are looking for. 

Take time to think about why you chose the path of caregiving, be genuine and honest in your interviews, and you may find the job search process just a bit easier!

About the Author: Barbara Davis is a big fan of all things N'awlins. When she is not exploring the culturally rich nooks and crannies of The Big Easy she enjoys working on her freelance writing career, frequently writing on such topics as retirement, Baby Boomers, and health care.

Monday, September 23, 2013

How to Keep Your Baby Safe at Home

September is the National Baby Safety Month when caregivers and parents are educated on how to  keep their baby safe. During this month, parents and the caregivers are taught how to tighten up the safety belts that are around the house. The following are some of the tips that you might be able to use.

The first one is the car seat safety. You should check if it is correctly installed by referring to the installation instructions as well as the manual of the vehicle’s owner. You should place it in the center of the back seat if possible and never in the front passenger side if there is an airbag. Your child should remain in the car seat till they are 4 years old and weigh 40 or more pounds. You should also lower the level of the music in the car.

We always look around the house searching for items or places where a child can be injured but what about the security of your home when you are at home or away. Investing in home security systems that watch your house while you are home or away can be an important part of keeping you and your child safe.

The next one is the health of the baby. You should always ensure that before allowing someone to touch your baby, he or she should wash hands. You should not allow anyone who is sick to touch your baby. 

Your baby’s crib is also a place for safety. It's best to place your child on his or her back in order to sleep. The mattress should be firm with no holes for the safety of your baby. You may keep the crib at the lowest level in order to prevent falls. Make sure that you keep the crib far away from the windows and it should be free of heavy blankets, pillows or stuffed toys.

Other things that you should do in order to keep your baby safe at home include the condition and sturdiness of toys, baby’s pacifier, stroller, baby’s food, and baby’s bath as well.  Keeping the toilet lid down in order to prevent access to water. 

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