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Fun Summer Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

Getting outside, feeling the sunlight on your skin, and breathing in fresh air are immediate mood-boosters. There are many ways for home health care workers to help their sick clients get out safely and enjoy the great outdoors during the summer months. Research has shown that a change in scenery will improve mental health; additionally, sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D, and can play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Need help coming up with some ideas? … [Read more...] about Fun Summer Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

Strategies for Staying Organized While Caregiving

Balancing care for a sick or aging loved one with other obligations and duties like child-rearing, your career, marriage, home, etc., can pose many challenges. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and possibly even frightening at times to be responsible for someone’s complete well-being. Creating a system for organization can greatly simplify your life and help you use your time and energy more efficiently. It might seem implausible to maintain order in such a hectic situation, but a reasonably … [Read more...] about Strategies for Staying Organized While Caregiving

Spring Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers

As we eagerly await warmer weather, it’s important to also prepare ahead of time for what the change of season brings. Along with longer days, warmer weather, and pretty blooms, springtime produces vastly changing weather conditions and allergies. You’re likely to be spending more time outdoors and experiencing greater exposure to the sun. Make sure to think ahead and follow the tips below to ensure your safety as a home health care worker this season! 1. Infection Prevention With warmer … [Read more...] about Spring Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers

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

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