Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week: Misty English Morning

Hopefully you were able to enjoy a fun and festive holiday with your friends and family.  Caregivers can take time to relax and we invite you to take a moment to yourself with this week's photo.  It was taken in Oxfordshire, England on a morning walk, just as the mist was starting to lift and signaling the beginning of a beautiful day. Thank you, caregivers and certified nursing aides for all that you do for your 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. Have a great week. 

"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter."   -Rachel Carson 

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo takes us back to England, and St. Ives in Cornwall, at the start of a beautiful day. Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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. Have a great week, and enjoy the holiday with your friends and family.

"My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears.  Both are cleansers of stress."                    -Mahogany SilverRain

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. Summer is finally here! This week's photo features a day on the beach on the southern coast of England.  Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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. Have a great week. 

"Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are."  -Chinese Proverb

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo takes us Alicante, Spain, and recalls a relaxing afternoon by the sea. Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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. Have a great week. 

"Releasing the pressure, it's good for the teapot and the water.  Try it sometime."    -Jeb Dickerson

Happier App Logs Positive Moments for Stress Relief: Caregiverlist Senior Care App Review

Stress relief for senior caregivers plays a large part in living a healthy life. Caregiving can be quite stressful both physically and emotionally, so after a day of working with senior clients the Happier app gives caregivers a chance to reflect on the positive moments of the day and see what others in the community post as being positive, too. 

The Happier app is comprised of three basic sections: Learn, Share Happy and Community. The Learn section features several video lessons designed to improve your life by making small changes in your daily routine. Professional coaches worked on the courses on topics such as yoga, meditation and learning to be grateful in everyday life. The self paced courses all require in-app purchases and range in price based on the activity and the length of the course, but they come with a money back guarantee and can be accessed via mobile or on the web. 

The next section titled Share Happy allows caregivers to track the happy moments of their day in a log to look back on when they're feeling stressed. Caregivers can share a happy moment they shared with a senior client, a story about a compliment they received while at work or something as simple as seeing some flowers in bloom that made them smile. The log allows users to add a photograph to each entry and connect to social networks to share the entry with their friends or lock it for personal viewing only. 

The community section of the app allows Caregivers to view what their friends have entered as public in their Happier logs. Caregivers can connect with other senior caregivers they know who use the app and create a support community to use the app and give each other encouragement by commenting on one another's entries. If none of your social media friends are on Happier, users also have an opportunity to see Featured entries and Nearby entries. If you're having a bad day or need a moment for stress relief, open the app and scroll through what's making other people happy. 

 

The Happier app is available for Apple 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

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week View from the Garden Path

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. This week's photo takes us back to Lake Michigan, this time with a summer view. Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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. Have a great week. 

 

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."  -Lao Tzu

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. I hope you are all enjoying a pleasant holiday weekend. For this week's photo we are by the lake in Skaneateles, New York.  Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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. Have a great week. 

 

"Friends are flowers in the garden of life."  -Proverb

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. I hope you are all enjoying a pleasant holiday weekend. For this week's photo we go back to Santorini, in Greece. Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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. Have a great week. 

“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”  -Jo Walton

Caregiver Stress Relief Photo of the Week

Caregivers employed with senior care companies know the realities of caregiver stress. Caregiverlist invites all family caregivers and professional caregivers to take a moment for relaxation with our photo of the week and inspirational quote. For this week's photo we travel to Nice, in the south of France.  Who doesn't like to think of the beach as a relaxing place?  Feel free to share this photo with your loved ones. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for caring for our seniors and 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. Have a great week.  

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."  -Mother Teresa

 

 

SleepGenius App Uses Guided Program for Quality Night of Sleep: Caregiverlist Senior Care App Review

For senior caregivers and their senior clients, catching a full night of rest can be difficult. Caregiver stress can cause difficulty falling asleep and affect the sleep cycle, so caregivers may wake up after a night of restless sleep and feel just as tired as when they went to bed. The SleepGenius app uses music scientifically created to soothe the brain into its natural sleep cycles and features an alarm clock specifically designed to ease the user out of sleep instead of jar them awake. 

Falling asleep to music or the calming sounds of nature that some other apps offer can seem soothing, but the sounds in the SleepGenius app are scientifically proven to evoke certain reactions from the user's brain to set them into their natural sleep patterns. The research done for the app originally served to help develop ways for astronauts to fall asleep on trips to space. 

The basic layout of the app makes it easy to navigate. The home screen features two options- sleep and revive cycle alarm. On the sleep screen, users can choose from a 90 or 180 minute program to help them fall asleep and into their first sleep cycles, or the continuous program which plays through the entire night. The paid version of the app also features a power nap option. The revive cycle alarm helps ease the user out of sleep instead of simply playing a loud noise to abruptly wake the user. 

Another section of the app offers tips for a night of quality sleep. It recommends using the same program night after night so that the user's brain falls into a pattern and consistently gets a good night of sleep. Quality sleep helps relieve some caregiver stress and helps make sure caregivers are ready to face the day fully rested. 

 

The SleepGenius 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

Log in