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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

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 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

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

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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