Stronger Together: Stress Relief Photo

It is finally spring outside, but together we are adjusting to a new normal, and spending more time indoors. We know it continues to be an especially difficult time for medical professionals and caregivers. Now more than ever we appreciate everything you do. Caregiverlist invites you to enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo of orchids was taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniors. We are here to support each other and wish you all the best for the week ahead. 


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
-Helen Keller

Brightness in the Fog: Stress Relief Photo

We are all going through this challenging time together, and caregivers are on the front lines and caring for our seniors. We know this is a very stressful time for many of you. 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 in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. 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 and your families stay safe and healthy. 


"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, 
from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. "
-Henri Matisse

Staying Strong: Caregiver Stress Relief

There is no denying that our world is facing a daunting challenge. These are stressful times for everyone, and especially for the older and more vulnerable people in our society. We know it is an especially difficult time for medical professionals and caregivers. Caregiverlist invites you to enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week's photo was taken in Amsterdam in the Netherlands in early spring. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniorsWe wish you all the best for the week ahead. 


"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot stop spring from coming."
-Pablo Neruda

Together on the Path Ahead: Stress Relief Photo

The path ahead may be filled with uncertainty, but we keep moving forward. Along with obstacles, we will also encounter unexpected delights. 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." This week's stress relief photo was taken near Las Cruces, New Mexico. 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.


"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."
-John Muir

Stress Relief Photo: Sunshine and Smiles

The gray days of November make some of us long for warmth and blue skies. 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." This week's stress relief photo was taken in the glorious sunshine of the Costa Maya area of Mexico. 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.


"A smile is the same in all languages."
-Mexican Proverb

Welcoming Spring: Stress Relief Photo

The ice and snow have melted, and the warm, brighter days of spring are not far away. This week's stress relief photo was taken in Lincoln Park 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. 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 have a great week.


"Every moment is a fresh beginning."
-T.S. Eliot

Headspace App

Caregiver stress is part of the job, the Headspace app helps you check in and relax for a moment. Headspace specializes in meditation and relaxation. Meditation times range from three to twenty minutes and covers a variety of topics. It's great for busy lifestyles and helps maintain a mediation schedule.

Learn more about the app at headspace.com

Oceanfront Calm: Stress Relief Photo

The beach is known as a relaxing place, but it is especially so when you have it all to yourself. This week's stress relief photo was taken in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, just as a new day was beginning. 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 you have a great week.


"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean."
-Christopher Reeve

Digital Art on Display Using Artsy App

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Natural Museum of Korea, thousands upon thousands of works of art across various mediums fill galleries worldwide. The Artsy app eliminates the requirement of traveling extensively across the globe to experience museums by placing entire galleries at your fingertips. Senior caregivers can see art as a form of stress relief as well as a way to connect with senior clients. 


When users first download the Artsy app, they are greeted with a homepage featuring a slideshow across the top and featured "Current Shows" below. For its design, the app gives off a modern art museum guide feel with a clean cut black and white navigation area and a single rotating thin black bar when a new page loads. The content-heavy app feels easy to navigate with the static bottom bar listing the different categories. 



The app features almost too many different ways to access content, including search by name or city of the museum, viewing a list of current shows or the top 50 shows of the moment, and browsing the in-app version of the magazine. Caregivers might find it easiest to start with a museum familiar to his/her senior client, such as one near a city where he/she grew up. That way senior clients can share commentary on installations they've seen before in the permanent collections as well as flip through an exhibit they might not be able to visit in person. 


The level of detail within the app is nearly unparalleled. As users delve into the specific exhibits at a particular museum, they will find much of the same descriptive information about a painting that they would from standing next to it in the exhibit. Individual museums have a list and summary of "All Shows" that have been part of the app, specific "Works" featured, items from their "Shop," "Articles" about the installations and "Contact information." 


The level of content may seem overwhelming, but senior caregivers and their clients can make a hobby to "visit" a different city within the app each month. You'll quickly find you've gone on a cultural trot around the globe and through time from the comfort of your own couch. If caregivers create a free account within the app, they can save works and artists to their favorites to revisit later. Senior caregivers could even put together a virtual gallery of a senior client's personal favorites within the app to share with loved ones. 

The Artsy app is available for free for Apple and Android platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 




-Paige Krzysko



Sleep Better Using Natural Sleep Cycle App

Waking up in the morning after sleeping the whole night and feeling tired anyways feels like you've been cheated by nature somehow. Understanding your natural sleep cycles along with the proper amount of sleep you should get in a night helps senior caregivers feel more refreshed and prepared for the day. The Sleep Time app provides users with the ability to set an alarm to wake them up during the lightest part of their sleep cycle. 

When caregivers first create an account, the Sleep Time app tracks their sleeping patterns for the first few nights and establishes when the user is in their deepest sleep. The app uses movement detected by the phone to help determine this so users need to keep their phone on their mattress. The alarm portion of the app is set for a half an hour window. The app determines when you are in your lightest sleep cycle within that half an hour and wakes you up gradually then. 

A main page displays the current time and the alarm options for users to choose from. Users indicate if they've had caffeine, ate late, worked out, had a stressful day, consumed alcohol or are not sleeping in their bed before setting their alarm so the app can make informed conclusions about their sleep cycle. 

To help users who live in noisy environments fall asleep peacefully at night, the Soundscapes feature provides noise such as Gentle Waves for a user selected period of time. Additional Soundscape options are available in the paid version of the app. Users also may adjust volume level and settings such as whether or not to start a Soundscape when the alarm is set. 

Getting enough sleep contributes to stress relief as well as mental and physical wellness. For caregivers in particular, taking time to unwind and get full rest every night plays a big part in maintaining a stressful lifestyle. If you're having issues sleeping through the night or waking up tired regularly, try to avoid caffeine and other stimulants too close to bedtime. 

The Sleep Time App is available for Apple and Android platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko

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