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Carmel Valley, CA Caregiver Private Duty In Home Senior Companion Aide Jobs Available (Also Aromas, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Moss Landing, Morgan Hill, Paicines Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas, Sand City, San Juan Bautista, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos)
I am happy to say that business is booming at Family inHome Caregiving! We have had a greater than anticipated influx of new Clients over the past two weeks, many of which have been referrals from past and current Clients. Our reputation for having the best caregivers in Monterey County is growing. We are currently looking for a handyman as well as qualified caregivers.
Family inHome Caregiving of Monterey is seeking compassionate, mature and dependable caregivers (Companion Aides) who want to improve the lives of our elderly Clients by providing in-home, non-medical care. Our services include:
Monitoring of safety while bathing
Information and referral services
Other services that improve the safety, security and quality of life of seniors.
If you believe you would make an exceptional Companion Aide, we would love to hear from you! We prefer those with experience helping the elderly, disabled and others with mobility problems. Having cared for those with dementia and/or Alzheimer's is a plus. To work for us, you must have excellent references, a clear criminal record, a good driving record, and an insured reliable vehicle. To apply, please visit our web site www.fhcofm.com, click on careers where you can fill out an application online. We have immediate openings all over Monterey County. Service areas include:
Aromas, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos
Baby boomers are retiring at a massive rate, and venture capitalists are taking advantage of this trend, funding startups that are working on innovative items which will appeal so seniors. For instance, a company called Lively came up with a monitoring system which attaches small sensors to things like the refrigerator and pillbox to notify their son if something was out of their normal patterns. "I was looking for something that would respect what my parents wanted to do, stay in their home," Phil Dworsky, told Time Magazine. "But a lot of the things available were intrusive, things like video cameras. This was the right kind of compromise," he said. I believe this will be a huge market as most people want to remain in their own homes and independent without feeling like they are being monitored.
Many baby boomers struggle with what they will do as they leave their job behind Still others are eager to embrace this new adventure. According to the AARP study “2015 Boomer Travel Trends” those over 50 years old will take an average of 4.4 non-work-related trips this year. Most will remain in the U.S. Only 3% plan to travel abroad, with Europe the top destination for those going on an international trip. Sadly, only 52% of those still working said that they plan to take all of their vacation time that they are due this year. The good news is that 68% said they didn’t plan to take any work with them on their vacations.
There are millions of baby boomers retiring each year but the sad fact is that many of them can’t afford to. Still others fear the many hours they will have to fill throughout the day without the regular companionship that they receive from co-workers. Nearly half of baby boomers now expect to work until age 66 or beyond, according to a recent Gallup Poll. “Life expectancy is a good 25 years longer than it was a century ago,” 71 year-old Jackie Peterson (who is still working as a business consultant to entrepreneurs and small businesses) told The Wall Street Journal. “As long as I’m healthy and having fun, why not continue to work at something I love and get paid for?” he asked rhetorically. If you are facing retirement, you need to ask yourself important questions such as whether you have enough money to do so and whether you have enough hobbies and other things that will fulfill you as you ease out of the office grind.
Many baby boomers facing retirement have a unique challenge; they can’t afford to retire because they are supporting grown children. More than one-third of those in the millennial age group still receive financial support from a parent, according to a recent survey. And financial analysts are saying it’s time to cut the cord before you ruin your own retirement plans. Many kids have minimum wage jobs and parents feel sorry for them. But as you get older it’s time to start thinking more about yourself. One survey done by American Consumer Credit Counseling found that a higher proportion of U.S. Households (1 in 3) provide financial assistance to adult children than support for elderly parents (1 in 5). That’s a sad statistic.
Advancements in technology are making hearing aids and other devices cheaper and better able to help you hear. For instance, there is a $350 linked earpiece made by Sound World Solutions which goes into an iPhone and amplifies phone calls, streaming music as well as your surroundings. There are also directional microphones on the market that make it easier to hear in restaurants and theaters and apps that help isolate particular voices—a dinner companion for instance. Try searching on the Internet for “Personal Sound Amplification Products” or PSAPs. Unlike traditional hearing aids, these aren’t regulated by the Food & Drug Administration and their cost is much lower. About 75% of the 34 million Americans with hearing loss don’t use aids, primarily due to the cost.
Democrats are considering changing their strategy after fighting for years against proposals to cut Social Security. They are now not only fighting against cuts, they are rallying for higher Social Security payments something which political experts believe might pose a problem for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Some Democrats are now saying that government statistics forecasting a huge increase in the liabilities for Social Security are exaggerated and there is a proposal in the House of Representatives to raise payroll taxes and increase benefits. It’s got 58 co-sponsors. Meanwhile, Trustees of the Social Security Fund argue that by 2033, the program will only be able to pay out 77% of promised benefits.
Tax day is almost here and there will be help from the Alliance on Aging, which is offering free tax preparation services for seniors who do not receive rental income. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Templo Rosa De Saron at 826 North Sanborn Road in Salinas. Please bring your 2013 tax returns, a photo ID, Social Security Card, W-2s and any Forms 1099 that you have received. If you can’t make it on this day, you can schedule an appointment at other sites by going to www.allianceonaging.org or call 655-4241.
There is a cool website called The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps which measures the health of nearly every county in the nation—high school graduation rates, obesity rates, smoking rates, unemployment, air quality, and access to healthy foods. The Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play—a starting point for change in communities. For more information, click here.
The number of Americans remarrying is on the rise, driven by older Americans. About 17% of the population has been married two more times, according to the U. S. Census Bureau, with about 4% being married two or more times. Although the overall number of people marrying has declined in the U.S., many baby boomers don’t want to spend their retirement alone which is driving an increase in marriage this demographic. Another factor which is driving this trend is that Americans are living longer, and many of those that are widows or widowers decide to give marriage a second chance.