Reminiscing during the holidays is normal and feels great! How about this holiday season you dive into a book that is a Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol." The book is written by Charles Dickens and is appropriate for all ages! Follow Mr. Scrooge as he is visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. A story that has been loved for centuries that is sure to make you feel warm inside and remind you that during the holidays it is important to enjoy friends and family. As a caregiver it is important to take some time to relax and do an activity you enjoy. Read this book with your elder or by yourself!
This week is busy with holiday preparations and many of us are rushing around to get it all done. 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 at the London Eye, along the Thames, in the heart of London, England. During the holiday season, the area is adorned with sparkling lights. 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.
"If light is in your heart, you will find your way home."
RAISE Act will help integrate national strategy to support family caregivers. Caregivers are so important as they are the backbone of healthcare. It will offer emotional, physical, and stress relieving support for caregivers. It aims to: promote, train, give respite options, increase financial security, create workplace policies, collecting and sharing of information, assess federal programs , address disparities to increase diversity. Learn more at http://ow.ly/NwON30mYSFX
Medisafe App is designed for users of any age, for caregivers involved in medication monitoring, and for physicians who want to connect with their patients. Medisafe has been featured on CNBC and in Reader's Digest. It is easy to use and free to download. Caregivers can just use it to alert them and keep track of medication when their patient needs to take it, quantity, etc. It is a great tool to use!
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."
Looking for a great app to read, get more suggestions, and rate books?
Look no further and try the app GoodReads it allows you to do all this and it is an award winning app. They offer a variety of suggestion in their “Popular Caregiver Books” section. What’s even better is that there are 20 million members on GoodReads and the app also allows you to read brief descriptions from the people who have read it!
With the holiday season kicking in many are running around to find the perfect gift, enjoy holiday events, or be with loved ones. So how about running to get your flu shot?
It’s National Influenza week and as they say “don’t let the flu stop you.” Flu activity can last into the spring, so keep your elderly safe and yourself by taking some time and getting a shot. As a caregiver it is important to stay healthy and feel good. So look into the resources your community offers for flu vaccinations and further education.
It's the holiday season, and a very busy time of year for many of us. We all have special traditions which we share with those close to us. This week's stress relief 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. 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.
"Love is the best gift of all."
November is National Family Caregivers Month, and to continue supporting caregivers nationwide the National Alliance for Caregiving developed a fact sheet to use when advocating for paid leave. Paid leave is one of the most pressing needs for family caregivers, and this fact sheet provides useful information. Lack of paid leave leads to financial strain as most caregivers cannot afford to take unpaid leave. Evidence has shown that paid leave can result in better results and lower overall health care system costs.
Read more on the National Alliance for Caregiving's Fact Sheet.
Journalist Paula Span shares the stories of several families in her book: When the Times Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions. Each family faces a question regarding elder care and all have to weigh out the options to reach an appropriate decision.
Paula details the emotional challenges, practical discoveries and solutions that these families go through, as each one finds what is best for their situation. It's provides useful advice and insight into finding the right path for different elder care circumstances.
Read more about her book here