8 Summer Health Tips for Seniors
When the sun is out, so are many seniors. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months but caregivers and their seniors also face unique risks. According to the CDC, around 31% of weather-related deaths in the
What is Private Duty Nursing & What are the Benefits?
Being a parent is one of the greatest gifts that life has to offer. However, when a child develops health problems and requires extra medical attention, it can be one of the most trying and emotionally excruciating
New to Caregiving? Learn How to Get Started
If you've decided to pursue a path as a caregiver, it's important to know there are several ways to arrive at your goal. You may have considered starting as a volunteer for a neighbor or family member, or you may have
How to Cope With Grouchy Clients!
At some point in your career as a medical professional, you'll likely have to deal with grouchy clients. While it is understandable that pain, loss and anxiety may be at the center of their behavior, it doesn't make it
5 Ways to Stay Connected With Your Client
There are all kinds of reasons it may be difficult to connect with your client. Whether your client is much older than you or comes from a different culture, it is important to find a way to connect and engage. In no
Are You Too Stressed? 5 Anti-Stress Exercises for Any Caregiver
Stress is a fact of life. It helps your body prepare to face danger, during which you'll experience both physical and psychological changes. However, chronic stress is not healthy and can produce chronic health
Top 5 Skills You Can Learn in the Home to Help Advance Your Career
If you have been out of school and practicing for a while, you likely noticed that it takes more than just solid technical skills and book smarts to be a great nurse. Really good nurses are able to balance a mix of
How to Move on From Your Current In-Home HealthCare Provider
When you work with a caregiver for yourself or a loved one, the relationship often becomes personal. In-home contract staff caregivers take care of your needs on a day-to-day basis, building bonds of intimacy that may
The Tools You Need to Tell That Difficult Patient "NO"
Sometimes patients have unreasonable or even outrageous requests. However, answering with a resounding “No!” without additional conversation maximizes the potential your news won’t be received well. Here are tools you
Caregiver Burnout: Signs & Coping Tips
Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and find healthy ways to cope.