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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

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

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

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

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

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