DID YOU KNOW…
There is a national shortage of in-home caregivers. While there are programs at the national, state, and local levels to facilitate the placement of caregivers in the homes of those in need, there aren’t effective programs to retain existing caregivers or create new caregivers. This is where the Caregiver Incentive Project comes in!
DID YOU KNOW…
There is a national shortage of in-home caregivers. While there are programs at the national, state, and local levels to facilitate the placement of caregivers in the homes of those in need, there aren’t effective programs to retain existing caregivers or create new caregivers.. This is where the Caregiver Incentive Project comes in!
Currently there just aren’t enough people entering into the job. There is no career path, training or accreditation for in-home caregivers. There are misperceptions about the job, like it’s a family responsibility or it can be considered “elderly babysitting”. The work shifts can be very unstable and the pay is low, with a national median pay of $10.93 per hour (BLS 2018).
SHORTAGE of QUALIFIED
Our Mission is to educate the public regarding this crisis, provide financial incentives in the way of scholarships and/or stipends, and provide training for new caregivers. We believe this will encourage individuals to become in-home caregivers. We are working closely with established agencies that serve disabled individuals, the elderly, medically fragile individuals, and others requiring in-home care.
Our Focus is to reach out to increase the number of in-home care givers regardless of academic or career experience. Our intent is to increase the number of in-home caregivers by providing cost free training and incentivizing individuals to work in this field by providing scholarships, grants, stipends, and potential student debt repayment matching funds. Our initial effort is to work with high schools, colleges and universities to establish intern programs for students regardless of their chosen program of study. The internship placement will further enhance programs of study in fields such as, but not limited to, medical, social work, education, and clergy by providing “real life” experiences prior to entering those career fields. The program will provide cost free training for working as an in-home caregiver and incentives in the form of grants and scholarships based on the amount of time an individual works as an in-home caregiver. College students choosing to use their earnings to pay off their student debt may also qualify, upon application, to receive matching funds to be used toward their student debt.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
GIVE A DONATION
We are raising money for scholarships, stipends, and training programs. Every penny helps.
BECOME A CAREGIVER
Being a caregiver is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have. Contact us for more info.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Caregiver Incentive Project can always use your help to spread the word about our cause.
OUR THREE PILLARS
Educate the public and raise awareness of this national crisis and the effects on us all.
- Why the shortage.
- What can the public do to be part of the fix.
- What CIP is doing to be part of the fix.
Establish a higher standard of training and certification for entry level in-home caregivers.
- Establishing a career path for those that spend their lives as in-home caregivers.
- Set a standard of ethical behavior expected from caregivers.
- Provide the training at no cost to paid and family caregivers.
- Provide the certification of training.
Inform, encourage, and inspire individuals to provide in-home care by preparing and incentivizing them.
Work with high schools, colleges and universities so they can be part of the fix by:
- Informing their faculty, employees, and student body about this crisis.
- Encourage everyone’s participation in solving this crisis.
- Establish incentives for student participation in being part of the solution.
- Provide scholarships to college students who enter into the job as an in-home caregiver. *
- Provide grants in the form of matching funds paid on students’ debts for students and graduates who enter into the job as an in-home caregiver and who use their earnings to pay on their student debt. *
- Work with retired individuals from professions such as nurses, teachers, social workers, etc. to find ways for them to help end this crisis.
- Coordinate placement of new caregivers with established agencies to help ensure a successful first experience for new caregivers.
As part of the Moving Mountains Adaptive Program – a non-profit organization in the Upper Peninsula dedicated to providing winter outdoor recreation instruction to those with disabilities — Paad’s inspiring story was represented by a short film commissioned by the organization.
HOW WE ARE USING YOUR DONATION:
The Caregiver Incentive Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Charity. 100% of your donation goes to putting an end to the national shortage of qualified in-home caregivers in your area. If the national shortage of qualified in-home caregivers is not resolved, it will affect us all.
Meet the Team!
"Throughout this experience there were many unexpected and lasting benefits. Things I have learned that I can utilize the rest of my life in social and work atmospheres"
Kara Vernon In-Home Caregiver & Student
SHOPPING IS DONATING!
All profits made from our online store are used to directly help our cause. They help us feed our scholarship funds and purchase necessary supplies needed by current caregivers in order to provide the best care possible in the homes where they work. Plus you get a sweet shirt!