Home health care can be demanding, to say the least... just ask any home health care worker who has taken care of a violent Alzheimer's patient. Yet as far as pay goes “They’re still lumped in the same category as teenage babysitters when it comes to how much they make,” President Obama said in 2011. “That’s just wrong. In this country, it’s inexcusable.”
But this may change. As of 2013 "the Obama administration is moving forward with a contentious and long-dormant proposal to institute minimum wage and overtime standards for the in-home healthcare industry... While industry groups are generally supportive of the minimum wage component of the rule, they say paying all those workers overtime would have a huge impact on companies that provide in-home care services."
Source: Administration revives wage and overtime fight for home-care workers, The Hill, February 20, 2013.
The battle for home care workers to get the respect and pay that they deserve has gone on for decades. This may be resolved sooner than we think especially in the face of the needs of the aging baby boomers.
Care.com connects families and babysitters, nannies, senior caregivers, tutors, special needs caregivers, housekeepers, pet caregivers, and more!
Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.
We're a community of family caregivers sharing stories, support and solutions about caring for a family member or friend. When you care for a family member or friend, we care for you.
CaregivingCafe was born out of the need to find, in a timely manner, solutions, answers, information, resources, services, products, doctors, and other people providing loving and effective care to family members.
Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend. We want society to respect, value and support carers. We believe that no one should have to care alone.
Caring From a Distance
This Web site aims to help families like yours find needed resources. While caregiving is a national problem shared by millions, solutions are local and can vary greatly.
Our goal is to help you organize for the task and identify public and private service providers to help your loved one.
Caring Today is the leading provider of practical advice and knowledge for family caregivers. Since 2004, Caring Today has addressed the needs of America's 50 million caregivers with expertise, understanding and answers, through its quarterly national magazine and this website, as well as future e-newsletters and custom-publishing projects.
Caring.com is the leading website for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.
Provides comprehensive information, tools and resources to help those seeking and providing long term care.
Forum: On Caregiving
A scholar experiences the moral acts that come before–and go beyond–modern medicine.
The Caregiver Space
CGS is the only free online community dedicated exclusively to the welfare of caregivers of any and all physical or mental debility, from Alzheimer’s to cancer to autism to bereavement.
In our community, you'll connect with other caregivers to share experiences, find critical resources, minimize and cope with stress, and effectively combat the isolation and exhaustion of providing chronic care through a personal network of peers who are always available.
The Caregiver's Journal
An innovative tool and caregiving resource by business consultant,
teacher and caregiving expert Marie Gibson,
offering help when it’s most needed.
Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, we produce Today's Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers...
We believe passionately that AgingCare.com is your community. We're your partner in caregiving–and as such, you've made us the go-to destination for family caregivers. AgingCare.com is where caregivers discover that they are not alone, how to survive, and how to provide the care their loved one needs.
Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. But many people don’t know these programs exist or how they can apply. BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.
Award-winning research site for professionals and family members looking for information on aging, eldercare, and long term care, including information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, policy, research, and statistics.
Through our expertise in designing electro-mechanical assistive and adaptive devices for people of all ages, we believe that our products enable people with physical challenges to communicate, learn, work, play, and function more easily, effectively, and enjoyably in the world.
Provides high-quality, trustworthy information created to ensure that all health care professionals have the latest research on caring for older adults.
Growth House, Inc., gives you free access to over 4,000 pages of high-quality education materials about end-of-life care, palliative medicine, and hospice care, including the full text of several books. We provide education both for the general public and for health care professionals.
The leading publication for the HME/DME provider market. It is supported quarterly by Senior Care Products
For patients and families facing life-threatening illness.....
LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. We advance policies, conduct research, and promote practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age. Our promise: Inspire. Serve. Advocate.
National Care Planning Council
We are the most comprehensive resource for Eldercare, Senior Services and Care Planning anywhere. We publish articles and books to help you learn how to meet the needs of seniors...
The "E-cyclopedia" of housing options and information for
retirement, finance, insurance and care.
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The Center for Compassionate Touch
We seek to improve quality of life by rediscovering the human touch in caregiving. We honor, embrace, and champion the mutual benefit derived from being of service to our elders in facility care and those at the end of life.