Autumn Color for Caregiver Stress Relief

The days are getting shorter and cooler, but there is plenty of color around us to appreciate. This week's photo was taken in Chicago, Illinois. Caregiverlist invites you to enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. At Caregiverlist we know the realities of caregiver stress, especially during these challenging times. Now more than ever we thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Please refer your friends to apply for part-time and full-time job positions on Caregiverlist.com and visit our career center for additional career tools. We hope you and your families continue to stay healthy and wish you a great week ahead.


"Each moment of the year has its own beauty."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunset Inspiration for Caregiver Stress Relief

Inspiration and beauty are all around us if we take the time to notice. This week's stress relief photo was taken in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Now more than ever, we are grateful for what you do and thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Senior care training assists caregivers to better manage a senior's care needs and manage caregiver stress. We hope you continue to stay well during these troubled times. We wish you all the best in the coming week.


"Angels speak to those who silence their minds long enough to hear."
-Proverb

Author Dr. Atul Gawande Shares How Hospital's 75,000 Employees Stay Safe During Pandemic

You may remember Dr. Atul Gawande as the author of "The Checklist Manifesto" and "Being Mortal" books. He also writes articles for The New Yorker magazine, with his article suggesting hospitals could learn about operating efficiencies by mimicking The Cheesecake Factory gaining a lot of attention. The Cheesecake Factory has a menu with more than 200 items and still manages to get it right, day after day, in all of their locations, because they have a system to follow and accountability. Why can't hospitals do this, too, he asked. His checklist book also showcased how some of the most fatal mistakes at hospitals were because small items were missed.

This makes him a good resource to turn to for how to continue operating efficiently during a worldwide virus pandemic. In his recent article in The New Yorker, "Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reentry", he highlights how his hospital, Mass General Brigham, has managed to keep providing care, with precautions established, during the pandemic. They have a system to follow, even while being located in a hot-spot city during the beginning days of the virus.

Caregivers, too, have been the frontline workers, continuing to care for seniors in their homes during this time, while implementing safety guidelines. It will be important to combat the challenges of pandemic fatigue and learn the best strategies for staying safe as we all come out of the lockdown days. We will all need to keep our checklists to prevent becoming careless with safety measures.

What are the key takeaways from the hospital's coronavirus safety plan? Hand-washing! A 4-part strategy includes:

  1. Screening
  2. Hand-washing
  3. Social Distancing 
  4. Masks

Dr. Guwande notes that frequent hand-washing seems to be a reminder to maintain all of the additional safety protocols. As it is an interactive habit, it reminds you to engage in the other protocols - hands are washed, the mask is back, and keep your distance.

Caregivers arriving in a senior's home will wash their hands and be reminded that they are also wearing their masks and implementing all of their company's safety protocols. Caregiving training courses can be revisited for safe hand-washing tips.


Colors of Dawn for Caregiver Stress Relief

The colors change, but the dawn always brings the gift of a new day ahead. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo was taken at the lakefront in Chicago, Illinois. We know this continues to be a stressful time for the world, and especially for caregivers. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniorsMore caregivers are always needed as seniors in America are living longer. You can learn more about becoming a senior caregiver and apply for a job near you. We hope you stay well and wish you all the best for the coming week.


"Cease to inquire what the future has in store, 
and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth."
-Horace

Embracing Autumn for Caregiver Stress Relief

The green of summer is fading and it is time to embrace the crisp autumn air. This week's stress relief photo was taken at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Now more than ever, we thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." We hope you and your families continue to stay well, and we wish you all the best in the coming week.


"Change your opinions, keep to your principles; 
change your leaves, keep intact your roots."
-Victor Hugo
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