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How to Safely Engage with Sick Loved Ones While Being Mindful of COVID-19

Covid-19 has greatly affected everyone’s social lives and activities, but no group has been as affected by this virus as those who are immuno-compromised. The anxiety and stress that comes from a worldwide pandemic, combined with the inability to engage normally with friends and family, has left many feeling lonely, depressed, and purposeless. Luckily, there are still many ways in which you can keep your loved ones safe and engaged. We compiled below a list of five ideas that will keep sick … [Read more...] about How to Safely Engage with Sick Loved Ones While Being Mindful of COVID-19

The Importance of Celebrating Spring, Especially When Your Work is Stressful

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. In addition to spending more time outdoors, there are several easy ways to celebrate spring inside, too, which is especially important when your work is stressful. Plus, many of … [Read more...] about The Importance of Celebrating Spring, Especially When Your Work is Stressful

5 Apps Every Home Health Care Worker 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 sick clients … [Read more...] about 5 Apps Every Home Health Care Worker Should Download Now

How to Reduce Mental and Emotional Fatigue as a Home Health Care Worker

It comes as no surprise that when caring for sick clients day in and day out, your own well-being can begin to be significantly affected as well. While a career as a home health care worker is certainly rewarding, 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 burnout and … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Mental and Emotional Fatigue as a Home Health Care Worker

Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Busy Home Health Care Workers

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 with a busy career as a home health care worker. Rather than quitting before you start though, it’s important to … [Read more...] about Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Busy Home Health Care Workers

How to Cheer Up Your Clients During the Holidays

“‘Tis the season to be jolly,” but as a health care provider, you understand – perhaps better than anyone else – that your clients might be feeling less than merry around this time of year. 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 your clients are heading into the season a bit like Scrooge, some good ol’ fashioned holiday cheer might be just what the … [Read more...] about How to Cheer Up Your Clients During the Holidays

How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

When a family decides to partner with a home health care and nursing service for an adult loved one, often some of the main reasons for doing so include maintaining a level of normalcy and maximizing comfort and convenience. As you work with your clients and their families or other caregivers, it is important to prioritize your client’s independence, and equip them with the tools so that they can continue to exercise their autonomy while also staying safe. Connect and Communicate While your … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

How to Avoid Getting Sick When You’re In and Out of Homes: Helpful Reminders for Home Health Caregivers

As a health care professional, you already know how important it is to establish healthy habits to avoid getting sick. But when your job requires you to be in and out of homes caring for clients, that can be easier said than done—especially during cold and flu season. Taking care of yourself is the first step to helping others, so while your focus may be (rightfully!) on the well-being of your clients, it is important to remember to take steps to keep yourself healthy, too. Remember to Get a … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Getting Sick When You’re In and Out of Homes: Helpful Reminders for Home Health Caregivers

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