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How to Help Elderly Clients Stay Happy at Home

Gradual decline in overall health and cognitive function is inevitable with advancing age. Studies have shown that seniors who challenge their brains, keep moving, and maintain social connections reap many benefits, including a higher level of fitness and resilience. As a home health care worker for seniors, there are many ways that you can help provide and encourage a fulfilling environment for your client. That’s why we put together below a list of five ways you can set your clients up for … [Read more...] about How to Help Elderly Clients Stay Happy at Home

The Best Foods for Brain Health

As a caretaker for an ill or aging loved one, their cognitive decline is something you may be concerned about. Today, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than five million people in the United States. Cerebral health can be affected by age-related changes in the brain, injuries such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, mood disorders such as depression, substance use disorder or addiction, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. While some of these factors affecting … [Read more...] about The Best Foods for Brain Health

Six Ways to Keep Your Clients Moving

Those dealing with illnesses, advanced age, or disabilities tend to be more inactive than the average person. This can cause myriad issues as those individuals rapidly lose strength and endurance and can develop early signs of insulin resistance and molecular changes related to muscle loss. Excessive sitting has now also been linked to many diseases and conditions, including obesity, hypertension, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, it’s more important … [Read more...] about Six Ways to Keep Your Clients Moving

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

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

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

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

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