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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

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

Spring Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers

As we eagerly await warmer weather, it’s important to also prepare ahead of time for what the change of season brings. Along with longer days, warmer weather, and pretty blooms, springtime produces vastly changing weather conditions and allergies. You’re likely to be spending more time outdoors and experiencing greater exposure to the sun. Make sure to think ahead and follow the tips below to ensure your safety as a home health care worker this season! 1. Infection Prevention With warmer … [Read more...] about Spring Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers

Important Self-Care Strategies for Home Health Care Workers

Being a home health care worker can be incredibly rewarding, but it can sometimes leave you feeling burnt out or overwhelmed. Many workers put an immense amount of time and thought into taking care of each client, but sometimes forget to take care of themselves. Investing in your emotional, mental, and physical health allows you to be a better and more fulfilled caregiver. Plus, slowing down and taking time for yourself will also improve your quality of life! There are many different ways to … [Read more...] about Important Self-Care Strategies for Home Health Care Workers

Great Outdoor Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

Getting outside and breathing in some fresh air is a wonderful way for home health care workers to help improve their sick client’s mood. A change in scenery has been said to improve mental health and sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D. Research has shown that vitamin D likely plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. In the current pandemic climate, it can feel intimidating for sick clients to venture outside their homes, but there are many activities that … [Read more...] about Great Outdoor Activities You Can Do with Your Clients

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