Thanksgiving Cheer for Caregiver Stress Relief

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and usually includes gatherings with family and friends. Although holidays may look different this year, we can appreciate what we do have and enjoy our traditional meals. Cranberries are one of the stars of this feast and also provide health benefits. This week's stress relief photo was taken at a farmer's market in Chicago, Illinois. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Now more than ever, we are grateful for what you do and 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 continue to stay well during these challenging times, and we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. 


"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."
-Seneca

Author Dr. Atul Gawande Shares How Hospital's 75,000 Employees Stay Safe During Pandemic

You may remember Dr. Atul Gawande as the author of "The Checklist Manifesto" and "Being Mortal" books. He also writes articles for The New Yorker magazine, with his article suggesting hospitals could learn about operating efficiencies by mimicking The Cheesecake Factory gaining a lot of attention. The Cheesecake Factory has a menu with more than 200 items and still manages to get it right, day after day, in all of their locations, because they have a system to follow and accountability. Why can't hospitals do this, too, he asked. His checklist book also showcased how some of the most fatal mistakes at hospitals were because small items were missed.

This makes him a good resource to turn to for how to continue operating efficiently during a worldwide virus pandemic. In his recent article in The New Yorker, "Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reentry", he highlights how his hospital, Mass General Brigham, has managed to keep providing care, with precautions established, during the pandemic. They have a system to follow, even while being located in a hot-spot city during the beginning days of the virus.

Caregivers, too, have been the frontline workers, continuing to care for seniors in their homes during this time, while implementing safety guidelines. It will be important to combat the challenges of pandemic fatigue and learn the best strategies for staying safe as we all come out of the lockdown days. We will all need to keep our checklists to prevent becoming careless with safety measures.

What are the key takeaways from the hospital's coronavirus safety plan? Hand-washing! A 4-part strategy includes:

  1. Screening
  2. Hand-washing
  3. Social Distancing 
  4. Masks

Dr. Guwande notes that frequent hand-washing seems to be a reminder to maintain all of the additional safety protocols. As it is an interactive habit, it reminds you to engage in the other protocols - hands are washed, the mask is back, and keep your distance.

Caregivers arriving in a senior's home will wash their hands and be reminded that they are also wearing their masks and implementing all of their company's safety protocols. Caregiving training courses can be revisited for safe hand-washing tips.


Colors of Dawn for Caregiver Stress Relief

The colors change, but the dawn always brings the gift of a new day ahead. 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 at the lakefront in Chicago, Illinois. We know this continues to be a stressful time for the world, and especially for caregivers. 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 stay well and wish you all the best for the coming week.


"Cease to inquire what the future has in store, 
and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth."
-Horace

Stress Relief Photo: Island Calm

The blue of the sea and the sky are such a calming sight. As summer begins to fade, we hope you are able to get out and enjoy the simple beauty in your world. This week's stress relief photo was taken on the island of Santorini in Greece. Please enjoy and feel free to share the photo and inspirational quote with loved ones. Now more than ever, we are grateful for what you do and 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 continue to stay safe and well and wish you all the best in the coming week.


"Better to do a little well, than a great deal badly."
-Socrates

Fruit of Summer for Caregiver Stress Relief

An abundance of fresh fruits is one of the joys of summer, and an important part of staying healthy. We know this continues to be a stressful time for the world, and especially for caregivers. 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 luscious cherries was taken in Door County, Wisconsin. 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 stay well and wish you all the best for the coming week.


"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. 
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, 
and he who plants kindness gathers love."
-Saint Basil

Poppies in Bloom for Caregiver Stress Relief

This Memorial Day weekend we honor those who have served our country. Traditionally it is also the start of many summer activities in the beautiful outdoors. We know this continues to be a stressful time for all of us, especially caregivers. 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 on the island of Vaxholm in Sweden. 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 stay safe and well in the coming week. 


"What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
-Helen Keller

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

Eager for Spring: Stress Relief Photo

Even when we are weary of winter's cold, there are gorgeous flowers to be found indoors to brighten our days. 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 at the Lincoln Park Conservatory 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 have a great week. 


"In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends."
-Okakura Kakuzo

Mountain Air and Clear Skies for Caregiver Stress Relief

Clear blue skies and fresh mountain air are good for the soul. This week's stress relief photo was taken in the mountains near Ruidoso, New Mexico. 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.


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

Green and Lush in Florida: Stress Relief Photo

Colorful plants and flowers are a delight, whether outside in nature or inside, and can brighten up even a dreary day. 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 Vizcaya Gardens in Miami, Florida. 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.


"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
-Victor Hugo
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