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Resources for Caregivers

6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Being a home health care worker can be incredibly rewarding, but can sometimes leave you feeling burnt out or overwhelmed. Add in a holiday season filled with financial strain, extra commitments, social obligations, and more, and it’s easy to see why this time of year can be taxing for some. That’s why we put together six tips to help you focus on and simplify the things that you can control! 1. Preventative Self-Care As a home health care worker, you’re hyper-focused on your client’s health … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

What to Gift Your Sick or Aging Loved One for the Holidays

The holidays can be a wonderful time filled with traditions, parties, special treats, and much more.  However, they can also be a challenging time, especially for those dealing with chronic illness or missing close companions who have passed on. Though no physical gift can take away that pain, small gestures can go a long way to elevate sadness. That’s why we came up with five great gifts for your sick or aging loved one that will bring a smile to their face. Try also discussing with their home … [Read more...] about What to Gift Your Sick or Aging Loved One for the Holidays

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

Summer Safety Tips for Immunocompromised and Aging Adults

Summer is in full swing; the sun is shining, the days are longer, thunder and lightning storms sweep in within seconds, and temperatures are quickly rising. After spending so much time inside during the winter and because of the pandemic, many are anxious to get outside and enjoy the season’s activities. Help to keep your loved ones safe this summer by thinking ahead and preparing prior to outings and activities. We put together six tips to help you make the most out of summertime, while also … [Read more...] about Summer Safety Tips for Immunocompromised and Aging Adults

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

Strategies for Staying Organized While Caregiving

Balancing care for a sick or aging loved one with other obligations and duties like child-rearing, your career, marriage, home, etc., can pose many challenges. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and possibly even frightening at times to be responsible for someone’s complete well-being. Creating a system for organization can greatly simplify your life and help you use your time and energy more efficiently. It might seem implausible to maintain order in such a hectic situation, but a reasonably … [Read more...] about Strategies for Staying Organized While Caregiving

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