Candlelight Glow for Caregiver Stress Relief

The days are shorter and colder now, and it is a nice time to savor the warmth and coziness inside. This week's stress relief photo was taken in Vaduz, the capital of 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.


"If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path." 
-Buddha

Colors of New Mexico: Stress Relief Photo

The colors of nature are beautiful no matter which season it is. This week's stress relief photo was taken near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the landscape is truly fascinating. 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.


"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."
-John Muir

Stress Relief Photo: Delights of Summer

Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." We thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and caring for our seniors. This week's stress relief photo was taken at a farmers market in Chicago, Illinois. The abundance of fresh fruit is one of the wonderful and healthy things about summer. 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, and an enjoyable Labor Day weekend with family and friends. 


"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
-Aristotle

Wintertime Walk: Caregiver Stress Relief Photo

Caregivers provide companionship and caregiving to seniors, and must remember to "care for the caregiver." We 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 Manchester, Connecticut, on a walk in the sunshine after a snowfall. The winter berries brighten up the bare trees. 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. 


"Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns."
-Gaelic Proverb

Sunshine in Sweden for Caregiver Stress Relief

Slowly but surely our days are getting longer and we know that warm, sunny days will be ahead. This week's stress relief photo was taken in the summer on the island of Stegesund, near Vaxholm in Sweden. 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.


"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours."
-Swedish Proverb

Who are Senior Caregivers? Statistics on Caregiving

Caregivers dedicate their time, energy, strength and patience to provide care as paid professional caregivers and as family caregivers.

But what exactly do the demands of the caregiving job entail for the caregiver? To what extent are these tasks affecting their lives? In hopes of spreading awareness on the challenges and struggles that caregivers face, ALTCP.org shares 18 enlightening facts about caregivers.

Caregivers may obtain online training to assist them to deliver safe care and to learn how to manage the emotional aspects of caregiving. As more senior caregivers are needed, for both part-time and full-time caregiving positions, anyone interested in working as a professional caregiver may submit a pre-qualification job application to be considered for positions near them.


Tulip Time in Denmark: Caregiver Stress Relief

We finally have some May flowers. For the mothers out there, we hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. For those of you who aren't, maybe you had the chance to honor and appreciate yours. This week's stress relief photo was taken on the grounds of Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and feel free to share them with loved ones. 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.  Have a great week.


"Making the decision to have a child is momentous.

 It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

-Elizabeth Stone

Holiday Sparkle in England: Stress Relief Photo

The holiday season is in full swing and a very busy time for all of us. 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 of holiday decorations was taken in the beautiful town of Winchester in England. Please enjoy the photo and the inspirational quote and feel free to share them with loved ones. Have a great week. 



"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."  -Charles Dickens

Bathroom Finder and Review App Offers Help in a Pinch

For senior caregivers who may be out with their senior clients running errands or going to/from an appointment, the need to use the restroom can strike unexpectedly. When those moments strike, trying to find the nearest bathroom can be stressful. Some places you would expect to have bathrooms might not, and others might not be accessible or incredibly dirty. Luckily, the Sit or Squat app offers a location based bathroom finder map along with user reviews to help caregivers find and available restroom easily. 

When users first download the app, they need to give permission for it to use their location and then it brings up the map showing the area they're in. On the map, restrooms are indicated with toilet paper roll icons. Clean or recommended restrooms are displayed in green while dirtier or poorly reviewed restrooms are shown in green. The green icons accompany a message that the toilet is clean enough to sit on, while the red icons warn users it's better to squat when using that restroom. 

Previous users who visited the bathrooms can leave comments and attach pictures to the bathroom detail on the app. A filters setting on the lower right side of the app brings up options to sort by certain specifications, such as For Free, Handicap Accessible, Baby Changing Table or Sits Only. The Sits Only option only displays the green toilet paper rolls, or bathrooms with good user ratings. Caregivers who have senior clients who need a handicap accessible bathroom in particular will find this feature useful so they don't need to go to several locations before they find a bathroom that meets their client's needs. 

When a caregiver decides on which bathroom they'd like to visit, the app also offers the option to transport the address information into a maps app such as Google Maps for easy step by step navigation. Once caregivers visit a bathroom, they also have the option to rate the bathroom, leave a comment, or flag it if there was misinformation or the restroom has closed, etc. 

The Sit or Squat 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

CareZone App Organizes Care Plans: Caregiverlist Senior Care App Review

Senior caregivers need to remember various details about the care their senior clients receive, from which medications need to be taken when to dietary restrictions. Caregivers also need to remember appointments, important contacts and comfort preferences for each of their senior clients. If a caregiver works with multiple senior clients, they need to keep these details straight for each person they work with. The CareZone app allows caregivers to create separate private profiles within for each senior client to remember important care details.

The categories within the CareZone app include a journal feature, medications, calendar, to-dos, notes, photos & files and a broadcast option. 

The journal feature and notes feature both allow caregivers to jot down specific information or records of a day for future reference. The journal feature is better suited for ongoing observations, such as for monitoring symptoms of arthritis on a daily basis to later share with a doctor. Photos and files can also be used with this feature if the appearance of an ailment needs to be documented. The notes feature finds better use for one time thoughts to jog the memory at a later date. 

The broadcast option serves as a way to send a recorded message to up to 100 people at once, which could be used to share information with several members of a senior clients' family at once or to share a sweet message from a senior client to their loved ones. The medications section provides a log of medications for each client and sends out a reminder for each dosage. The contacts area allows users to share emergency contacts with the family of a client to plan ahead in case of an emergency.

The overall CareZone app structure is fairly basic but nonetheless serves as a useful tool for senior caregivers to assist in several aspects of caregiving. The private patient profiles particularly help caregivers who may work with multiple senior clients and need to keep care notes separate for each of them. 

The CareZone app is available for Apple and Android products.

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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