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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

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 Cheer Up Your Clients During the Holidays

“‘Tis the season to be jolly,” but as a health care provider, you understand – perhaps better than anyone else – that your clients might be feeling less than merry around this time of year. While the link between health and happiness is still being studied, we know that positive emotions can help make life longer and healthier, and not to mention, a lot more fun. So even if your clients are heading into the season a bit like Scrooge, some good ol’ fashioned holiday cheer might be just what the … [Read more...] about How to Cheer Up Your Clients During the Holidays

How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

When a family decides to partner with a home health care and nursing service for an adult loved one, often some of the main reasons for doing so include maintaining a level of normalcy and maximizing comfort and convenience. As you work with your clients and their families or other caregivers, it is important to prioritize your client’s independence, and equip them with the tools so that they can continue to exercise their autonomy while also staying safe. Connect and Communicate While your … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

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

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

How to Manage Stress as a Home Health Care Worker

Providing care and compassion as a home health care worker can be extremely rewarding, but the job also comes with continual stress. Stressors can vary based on the home you’re working in, the personality and health of the client, your expectations, and more. While your role may be adding significant value to someone’s life, it can be taxing to care and worry about others constantly. In order to provide the best care possible, it’s important to take care of yourself. Managing stress is not … [Read more...] about How to Manage Stress as a Home Health Care Worker

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