C.N.A. Jobs and Professional Caregivers in High Demand

February 27, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Caregiverlist.com, the nation's only professional caregiver career center, connecting caregivers, certified nursing aides and home health aides with real companies, today announces senior caregiving jobs remain plentiful, despite a national unemployment rate of 9%.

As senior care requires a wide variety of schedules from part-time to full-time to live-in, senior care companies are constantly hiring. Caregiverlist.com assists senior care companies to keep up with their hiring needs, which often require a quick turnaround.

Caregiverlist.com CEO Julie Northcutt says "As hospital and nursing home stays have become shorter, often seniors are discharged upon short-notice, leaving senior care companies scrambling to effectively staff." More and more care has moved to the home as Medicare does not pay for long-term nursing home care. More than 1,000 senior home care agencies have opened their doors in the last decade to keep up with senior home care demand, says Northcutt.

Senior care companies subscribe to Caregiverlist's proprietary technology for filtering caregivers to match their openings as senior care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living communities and hospitals must maintain a minimum staff of Certified Nursing Aides (C.N.A.'s) at all times and senior home care agencies must hire new caregivers weekly to keep up with staffing.

"Family members don't plan for this type of care and when it comes up, they need care fast," says Travis Slaby, president of Aris At Home, Inc., in Oak Park, Illinois.

"We are always looking for qualified caregivers to accommodate for changing schedules of current clients and staffing of new clients," says Mr. Slaby. Aris At Home maintains an in-house training program for all new caregivers hired and subscribes to Caregiverlist.com's hiring tools.

To assist senior care companies to hire effectively and to attract more people to the career of caregiving, Caregiverlist.com's Career Center provides a free caregiver resume writer, online caregiver training and a job application pre-qualification form for professional caregivers to submit. Practice and sample certified nursing aide exams and a caregiver training program school directory are also available.

Companion caregiver positions only require a caring personality and some personal experience and allow anyone with the ability to pass a background check and to maintain a regular schedule to begin a caregiving career.

The Caregiverlist.com job application reaches senior care companies in the caregiver's area according to the mile radius they indicate they are willing to work. Only professional senior care companies subscribe to Caregiverlist's hiring tools, guaranteeing caregiver applicants will enjoy the benefits of active care management and payroll benefits, including worker's compensation insurance and unemployment insurance.

Caregiverlist.com CEO Julie Northcutt says, "Senior caregiving can be demanding both physically and emotionally and the support team of a professional senior care company delivers quality care to seniors and proper training and management for senior caregivers."

Because professional senior home care agencies, assisted living companies and hospitals contribute to payroll taxes, senior caregivers working for these companies can retire and enjoy social security benefits. Caregiverlist provides information on quality senior care agencies.

About Caregiverlist.com
Caregiverlist.com, the nation's only professional caregiver career center, connects real caregivers, certified nursing aides and home health aides with real 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 http://www.caregiverlist.com