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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

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

Telling Children About a Loved One’s Illness

When you make the important decision to receive home health care for a loved one with a terminal or chronic illness, you will need to plan how you inform other members of the family. If there are children in the home, that communication can be tricky to navigate. Children are perceptive and will sense that emotions are running high. Hiding the medical condition from your children may seem tempting, but it is rarely a good idea. When a family member or close friend has a serious medical … [Read more...] about Telling Children About a Loved One’s Illness

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