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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

Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Busy Home Health Care Workers

With the New Year starting, now is the time that many people begin their resolutions. For 2019, the top five goals were to diet or eat healthier, to exercise more, to lose weight, to save more and spend less, and to learn a new hobby or skill. While a New Year’s resolution can be an admirable ambition, sticking to it for the next 12 months is often easier said than done, especially with a busy career as a home health care worker. Rather than quitting before you start though, it’s important to … [Read more...] about Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Busy Home Health Care Workers

How to Manage Stress When Your Loved One Needs Home Health Care

If you’ve taken on the heroic responsibility of providing care for a loved one that needs extra support for their health, you’ve probably sacrificed a lot. During this difficult time, it’s common to feel an array of emotions including anger, guilt, and complete exhaustion while dealing with the stresses of daily life and the added challenges that come with a loved one needing home health care. While it can be easy to prioritize others’ needs before your own, it’s crucial to take the time to care … [Read more...] about How to Manage Stress When Your Loved One Needs Home Health Care

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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