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Daily Packing Checklist for Home Health Care Workers

Packing a bag and heading to work is a little different for home health care workers. Some of the items you bring will be necessary to perform your job while others may be used to reduce stress or enhance the day for both you and your client. As a home health care worker, it’s always better to be over prepared. You may head to the client’s home hauling an overstuffed bag, but you’ll be thankful to have everything you could possibly need that day. The mood or state of the client and their … [Read more...] about Daily Packing Checklist for Home Health Care Workers

Must Have Medical Information and How to Keep It Organized

Having important medical information on-hand can be critical to your loved one’s well-being and safety. Being able to access the right information quickly and efficiently can make doctor’s appointments easier and will allow in-home caregivers and nurses to provide better care. In the case of an emergency, having critical information readily available (such as allergies and medications) could save your loved one’s life. Caring for a loved one comes with many responsibilities, so it’s not … [Read more...] about Must Have Medical Information and How to Keep It Organized

Top Tips for Transitioning Care from Hospital to Home

Going home after a prolonged stay in the hospital can be an enormous relief. Home is where you feel safe, comfortable, and where you are surrounded by familiar pieces of your life and memories with loved ones. Because of advances in technology, home care is becoming more commonplace. Not only do clients generally feel more comfortable in their own home, but it has been shown that clients who receive care at home have lower rates of consultations, procedures, and use of devices than those who … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Transitioning Care from Hospital to Home

Top Tips for Transitioning into Providing Care for a New Family

If you’ve recently been hired to provide in-home care for a family, it may be an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Working with a new family means learning how to best communicate with them while providing outstanding care to the client. Families that are in need of a professional caregiver or home health care nurse are either hiring a professional for the first time or are looking to hire because the previous care provider wasn’t a good fit. Either scenario can be highly emotional and … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Transitioning into Providing Care for a New Family

What Families Want Caregivers and Home Health Care Nurses to Know

Providing care for someone with a loving family can be a rewarding and refreshing experience. The deep connections and willingness to do whatever it takes to provide the best possible care for a loved one is admirable and inspiring. When a family is in need of extra care, however, it can be an emotionally turbulent time. Everyone’s lives in the family have been affected and the need to hire a caregiver or home health care nurse can feel like a devastating blow. Trusting someone else with … [Read more...] about What Families Want Caregivers and Home Health Care Nurses to Know

What Caregivers Want You to Know

Trusting someone else with the care of your loved one can be daunting. It’s hard giving up important responsibilities involved in caring for someone you know so well. However, professional caregivers are experienced in ensuring your loved one is safe and comfortable. Caregivers are there to support you and relieve you of the daily tasks that may otherwise wear you down. A professional caregiver’s job can be extremely rewarding, but there are also many challenges that come with caring for … [Read more...] about What Caregivers Want You to Know

The Best Podcasts for Home Health Care Workers

The reality of being a home health care worker is that while the work may be rewarding, it can also be incredibly demanding. The challenging work and emotions can leave you feeling alone. Whether you are suffering from compassion fatigue or stress from the demands of the job, know that you are not the only person struggling or feeling the way you do. Several podcasts discuss the difficulties of caregiving and dealing with the intense emotions that may be experienced as a home health care … [Read more...] about The Best Podcasts for Home Health Care Workers

The Best Podcasts for When a Loved One is Sick

When a loved one is sick, the demanding care along with challenging emotions can leave you feeling alone. Feelings of guilt, sadness, and anger are common during this difficult time so know that you are not the only person struggling or feeling the way you do. Several podcasts discuss the difficulties of caregiving and dealing with the intense emotions that may be experienced when someone close to you is ill. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts that will make you laugh, … [Read more...] about The Best Podcasts for When a Loved One is Sick

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