Even in the mist and fog, we can find the light. This week's stress relief photo was taken at the Sankaty Head Light in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on a very foggy day. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. 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 have a great week.
"Keep shining through; you may be a lighthouse to someone trying to make it."
First Aid by American Red Cross helps caregivers prepare for emergencies both for themselves, and for their patients. The First Aid application is a free pocket first aid guide available for a caregiver's phone or tablet. Basic first aid procedures are vital to a caregiver’s training. This app acts as a portable first aid kit for caregivers.
First Aid by American Red Cross allows caregivers to:
Create emergency preparedness plans
Watch first aid videos
Take quizzes on first aid procedures
Contact 911 in the application
This first aid guide book app is free to use for every caregiver. The American Red Cross offers free information about caregiving emergencies such as, heart attacks. It also provides guides on basic first aid procedures, such as CPR.
After downloading the First Aid app caregivers can choose to learn about a variety of first aid procedures. All emergency scenarios are covered. There are first aid quizzes available in the app, and interactive videos to aid in preparing for emergencies. First Aid also offers emergency guides in Spanish.
The benefits of first aid training are huge, the First Aid app is a great addition to our Caregiver Training. Completing the basic caregiver training and having the First Aid app will help the caregiver be prepared for every emergency while working with their patients.
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Caregivers are selfless, loving, and dedicated. Whether they’re stopping at pharmacy to pick up medications, caregivers are constantly using their time to help others. November is Caregiver Awareness Month, so take the time to thank all the caregivers in your life. Here are a few ways you can give caregivers the recognition they deserve:
1. Give them a day to themselves. If you are able to give the patient the care they require, let the caregivers take a day off. Send them off to the spa or to see their favorite sports team. An unexpected day off is always appreciated. If a spontaneous act such as this isn’t possible, gift them tickets or gift cards that they can take advantage of when they have the time.
2. Write them a letter. Caregivers and all the work they do are unfortunately often taken for granted. Write a heartfelt note to let them know that their hard work is being noticed by others. It takes a strong person to dedicate their time to assisting others, and it’s absolutely a task that should be recognized.
3. Offer to help. Sometimes all it takes to thank someone is to give a little assistance. Taking care of another person can be exhausting, so try to lighten their load and give them more company by helping the caregiver out for a day. There’s always something to do around the house that you could do for them.
4. Create a thank you basket. Drop off a basket for them full of goodies and activities that they enjoy. This could include their favorite snacks or crosswords that they enjoy doing in their spare time. A basket full of their favorite treats is a sure way to brighten their day and give them something to look forward to when they have a break.
5. Pay it forward. Caregivers are often people that have a positive influence on others’ lives. They are such caring and generous people that it’s likely you’ll want to incorporate their qualities into your life. Let them know how much you appreciate them by reflecting their generosity in your daily activities. You could pay for another person’s meal and write them a note explaining your inspiration. Hopefully this will inspire them as well. Also consider donating in their name to a cause that is important to the caregiver in your life. This way to thank a caregiver is special because your thankfulness is often spread to others in your community.
Remember, more caregivers are needed for senior care as more seniors are deciding to stay in their own home for care. Find out how to become a certified caregiver
in your state and apply for a Part-time or Full-time Caregiving job
(no experience required).
Seeing the first light of day and watching the world wake up is always inspiring. This week's stress relief photo was taken on the Charles Bridge in Prague in the Czech Republic. In the middle of the day, this spot is filled with tourists, but in the early morning, it is magical. Caregiverlist invites you to enjoy the photo and share it with loved ones. At Caregiverlist we know the realities of caregiver stress. 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 your day is off to a great start and you have a great week.
"The longest way must have its close--
the gloomiest night will wear onto a morning."
-Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Dashlane App helps busy caregivers keep track of passwords, usernames, and more. Dashlane is a free password manager application available for a caregiver's phone or tablet. Caregivers have too many passwords to remember, Dashlane gives them a secure way to store passwords.
Dashlane allows caregivers to:
- Manage and store passwords
- Autofill Usernames and Passwords
- Receive Security Notices To Protect Information
- Store Payment Information for Easy Checkouts
- Generate Passwords
There is an option to upgrade to Premium for $3.33 per month. Premium allows caregivers to backup their account, sync passwords across multiple devices, and add more security features to protect their information.
By downloading Dashlane today you can get a 30 day trial of their premium features.
After creating an account Caregivers can choose to store passwords from Facebook, online banking, and even Caregiverlist.com. Caregivers can check the strength of their passwords to make sure their online account are safe. Along with the password strength checker, Dashlane has a password generator to create secure logins.
Dashlane also offers secure credit or debit card storage, so Caregiver's can remember their card number online. Caregiver's can use Dashlane to store their username and password to their Caregiver Training University account for quick and safe access to their certificate.
Senior caregivers in California now must maintain their professional caregiving skills with annual renewal training.
California renewal training requires 5 hours each year focusing on:
Age-Related Caregiving Skills
Caregiverlist's certified caregiver training allows caregivers to easily renew their training by enrolling them in the next course and allowing caregivers to review previous training.
Built for senior caregivers by industry professionals, the online course is smart-phone friendly and easy to use and best of all, written for caregivers who may not have a medical background and incorporating the skills needed for senior home care.
Caregivers may join "the P.A.C.", the Professional Association of Caregivers and receive a lapel pin and t-shirt with their training course. Buy your online training and maintain access to your course materials ongoing and apply to a job in your area.
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 of apples was taken at the famers' market in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. Our fall warmth and colors are fading fast, so we need to savor what is left of them. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniors. More 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 have a great week.
"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."
Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. This week's stress relief photo was taken in the historic town of Caernarfon in Wales in the late autumn. We never know what lies around the bend in our lives. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. We hope you have a great week.
"Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate."
Alzheimer's caregivers now have a new friend to support them through their caregiving journey. Alzheimer's disease progresses through stages, or levels, as the forgetting eventually impacts all of the body's functions. The changes in the senior's personality can be especially stressful for caregivers. This is why having a "digital" buddy helps you to stay on the best path for each day of the Alzheimer's caregiver journey.
Caregiver Buddy App allows caregivers to access:
24/7 Alzheimer's Helpline
Daily Care Tips for Tasks Related to Hygiene and Meal Times
Fun Activity Ideas to Stimulate Body and Mind
Behavior Coping Tips for Overwhelming Behaviors of Aggression and Hallucination
Refresher about Alzheimer's Disease
The Caregiver Buddy App was developed by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.
Alzheimer's caregivers can also take notes on the App to maintain daily care notes and quickly access care information.
Caregivers will be presented with the App's capabilities upon starting it and prompted to view the search function and notes section and given instructions on how to navigate the Caregiver Buddy.
Caregivers will then choose a topic, such as Wellbeing or Communication and then be provided with more information on the topic. This App can be a nice accompaniment to the Caregiver Basic Training which explains the different types of memory loss, including Alzheimer's disease.
Senior caregivers please give us your feedback on the Caregiver Buddy App.
Know about any additional caregiver Apps that excel at assisting with caregiving duties? Let us know.
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There is something awe-inspiring and beautiful about mountains. This week's stress relief photo was taken in the Alps, near the border of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. 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 have a great week.
"Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley."