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The Importance of Bringing Spring Indoors When Your Loved One is Sick

The longer days, chirping birds, budding blossoms, and warmer air can only mean one thing: spring has officially sprung! There’s nothing that lifts the spirits quite like the first hints of the new season, and in fact, studies have shown that a short walk in nature can boost well-being and help to prevent depression. When caring for a sick loved one, however, getting outdoors—no matter the time of year—can be easier said than done, which is why it’s so important to bring spring indoors. Here, … [Read more...] about The Importance of Bringing Spring Indoors When Your Loved One is Sick

5 Apps Every Caregiver Should Download Now

While technology can sometimes get a bad rap, it is having a major impact on the health care industry in a number of positive and exciting ways. From increased connectivity and improved communication between medical providers to 3D printing, significant strides are being made to transform the ways in which physicians and nurses practice medicine and clients receive treatment. Additionally, there have never been more resources available—literally at your fingertips—to make caring for a sick loved … [Read more...] about 5 Apps Every Caregiver Should Download Now

How to Reduce Mental and Emotional Fatigue When Your Loved One is Sick

It comes as no surprise that when a loved one is sick your own well-being can be significantly affected as well. And when you’re acting as a caregiver for that family member or close friend, the associated mental and emotional fatigue that may result should not be overlooked or diminished. In fact, by not paying attention to the signs of compassion fatigue—which include insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and poor self-care, among others—you run the risk of burn-out and seriously impacting the … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Mental and Emotional Fatigue When Your Loved One is Sick

Practical New Year's Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

With the New Year starting, now is the time that many people begin their resolutions. For 2019, the top five goals were to diet or eat healthier, to exercise more, to lose weight, to save more and spend less, and to learn a new hobby or skill. While a New Year’s resolution can be an admirable ambition, sticking to it for the next 12 months is often easier said than done, especially when you have the added responsibility of caring for a loved one. Rather than quitting before you start though, … [Read more...] about Practical New Year's Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

Practical New Year’s Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

With the New Year starting, now is the time that many people begin their resolutions. For 2019, the top five goals were to diet or eat healthier, to exercise more, to lose weight, to save more and spend less, and to learn a new hobby or skill. While a New Year’s resolution can be an admirable ambition, sticking to it for the next 12 months is often easier said than done, especially when you have the added responsibility of caring for a loved one. Rather than quitting before you start though, … [Read more...] about Practical New Year’s Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

How to Cheer Up You and Your Loved One During the Holidays

“‘Tis the season to be jolly,” but when you’re caring for a family member or receiving care yourself, this time of year can feel less than merry. While the link between health and happiness is still being studied, we know that positive emotions can help make life longer and healthier, and not to mention, a lot more fun. So even if you’re feeling a bit like Scrooge heading into the season, some good ol’ fashioned holiday cheer might be just what the doctor ordered to lift both your spirits and … [Read more...] about How to Cheer Up You and Your Loved One During the Holidays

How to Help Your Loved One Remain Independent

Whether you are caring for a parent, spouse, or other adult loved one, there are a multitude of responsibilities that fall on your shoulders. And while a home health care service can alleviate many of these, it is important to help your loved one remain independent in as many ways as possible—for both of your general well-being. Not only does this take away some of the stress from your day-to-day activities, but perhaps more importantly, it also offers your loved one some semblance of normalcy … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Loved One Remain Independent

Don’t Catch (a) Cold! 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Even When Those Around You Are Getting Sick

When you or a family member is in need of extra care, it is important to take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting sick. With cold and flu season right around the corner, now is the time to be extra careful. Taking care of yourself is the first step to being there for your family; from getting the right amount of sleep to prioritizing nutrition and exercise, here is how to stay healthy even when it seems like everyone around you is getting sick. Tip #1: Get the Flu Shot According to … [Read more...] about Don’t Catch (a) Cold! 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Even When Those Around You Are Getting Sick

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