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Balancing Being a Caregiver for Both Elderly Parents and School-Aged Children

Are you currently caring for an elderly parent(s) while also raising children? Adults facing this scenario are often referred to as being part of the “sandwich generation” and an unprecedented number of people find themselves trying to pull off this challenging balancing act. The typical parent already has to manage a home, finances, career, child-rearing, marriage, friendships, and other family obligations. Now add an elderly or sick parent into the equation, and you can see why so many adults … [Read more...] about Balancing Being a Caregiver for Both Elderly Parents and School-Aged Children

Winter Survival Tips for Home Health Care Workers

In the dead of winter, there are myriad issues home health care workers may find themselves struggling with. Dangerous driving conditions, power outages, and winter storms make traveling more of a challenge. Darker days and chilly weather make it less possible to get outside and socialize often, which can lead to feelings of isolation or depression. With viruses and other illnesses prevalent during winter, it is vital to stay healthy, especially when dealing with clients who have a weakened … [Read more...] about Winter Survival Tips for Home Health Care Workers

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, especially those who serve as caregivers to immuno-compromised family members or friends. Having to navigate safe ways to engage and care for your sick loved one has become increasingly complex and often stressful. That’s why at the start of a new year, it can be helpful to set some new goals for yourself, to make sure you’re taking care of your own well-being! We put together a list of resolutions that address common obstacles many caregivers face. … [Read more...] about Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

How to Help Your Clients Battle Seasonal Depression 

December brings darker days and colder weather, making it more difficult to comfortably enjoy the outdoors. It’s only natural that with less sunlight, fresh air, and fewer opportunities to socialize or partake in activities, comes a feeling of melancholy. This common sensation of despair has come to be known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or seasonal depression. This is especially exacerbated by the restrictions of the pandemic, preventing immunocompromised individuals from interacting … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Clients Battle Seasonal Depression 

The Best Foods to Boost Your and Your Loved One’s Immune Systems

Now that we are in the midst of cold and flu season during a worldwide pandemic, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy and strengthen your immune system, especially for sick loved ones who are already immuno-compromised. While there’s no magic supplement or food that will guarantee an illness-free winter, there are many nutrients that will help support your health. We put together a list of seven key foods to work into your and your loved one’s diets this season! In addition to the items … [Read more...] about The Best Foods to Boost Your and Your Loved One’s Immune Systems

Important Self-Care Strategies for Home Health Care Workers

Being a home health care worker can be incredibly rewarding, but it can sometimes leave you feeling burnt out or overwhelmed. Many workers put an immense amount of time and thought into taking care of each client, but sometimes forget to take care of themselves. Investing in your emotional, mental, and physical health allows you to be a better and more fulfilled caregiver. Plus, slowing down and taking time for yourself will also improve your quality of life! There are many different ways to … [Read more...] about Important Self-Care Strategies for Home Health Care Workers

7 Successful Long-Distance Caregiving Strategies

Due to the pandemic, traveling has become more difficult than ever. With many travel bans, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines, visiting distant loved ones just isn’t possible for many. It can be especially disheartening not to know when these restrictions will end and when travel will again become feasible, especially for those with sick friends or family members. Luckily, we live in an age where it is easier than ever to connect through various forms of technology! There are numerous … [Read more...] about 7 Successful Long-Distance Caregiving Strategies

Great Outdoor Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

Getting outside and breathing in some fresh air is a wonderful way for home health care workers to help improve their sick client’s mood. A change in scenery has been said to improve mental health and sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D. Research has shown that vitamin D likely plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. In the current pandemic climate, it can feel intimidating for sick clients to venture outside their homes, but there are many activities that … [Read more...] about Great Outdoor Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

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