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103, 2021

Eldercare Caregiver Update: What Common Chronic Conditions Are Covered by Medicare

March 1, 2021|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: |

Did you know that chronic diseases in America are the leading cause of death and disability? Annually, the government and taxpayers collectively pay nearly $4 trillion to cover the costs of diagnosing, treating, and preventing chronic diseases. Because 60 percent of adults suffer from a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s [...]

811, 2020

A Delicate Balance: The Tao Te Ching/Verse Thirty

November 8, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Five The one who uses the Tao to advise the ruler Does not dominate the world with soldiers Such methods tend to be returned The place where the troops camp Thistles and thorns grow Following the great army There must be an inauspicious year A [...]

811, 2020

I Encourage Professional Caregiver to Choose Faith Over Fear When Navigating COVID-19 A Post by Phyllis

November 8, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are several definitions of the life-skill of coping circulating these days. Some are simplistic, such as, face it and deal with it! Others expand on that approach to share that coping is being on even terms with challenges as they arise. I agree with both interpretations. The emergency department [...]

411, 2020

A Delicate Balance: The Tao Te Ching/ Verse Seven

November 4, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Seven Heaven and Earth are everlasting The reason Heaven and Earth can last forever Is that they do not exist for themselves Thus they can last forever Therefore the sages: Place themselves last but end up in front Are outside of themselves and yet survive [...]

2610, 2020

7 Tips on How to Make Life More Manageable as a Family Caregiver A Guest Post by Farlyn Lucas

October 26, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , |

Family caregivers have one of the most difficult jobs in society. Their role in our community is incredibly important, and that’s why it’s important for these individuals to treat themselves well. Too often, caregivers burnout and find themselves fighting an uphill battle. Achieving a work/life balance is one of the [...]

2608, 2020

Wound Care Specialists: Who are They, and Why are They So Important for Family Caregivers? A Guest Post by Farlyn Lucas

August 26, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , |

Wound care specialists are trained to treat all varieties of both acute and chronic wounds. This includes those received from acute injuries, diabetes, pressure sores, and surgery, as well as wounds that require continuous care because they will never heal (which affects an estimated five million Americans). Wound care specialists [...]

207, 2020

Why Leaders Need to Stay Know Staff’s Needs and Adapt When Needed: A Guest Post by Amanda Ghosh

July 2, 2020|Categories: Building A Healthy Work Environment In Nursing|Tags: , , , , , |

Man Hand writing Who Is Accountable? with black marker on visual screen. Business, technology, internet concept. Nurse administrators are under tremendous pressure, and not just because of COVID-10. Day in and day out, they face the uphill battle of managing a multi-generational workforce, increased competition for nurses, ethical dilemmas, and [...]

1005, 2020

Using Color Breathing as a Relaxation Technique: Post by Phyllis

May 10, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are 7 Energy Centers That run through the middle of you like a string of pearls. Each energy center has its own function and governs its own set of personality traits and emotions (see the illustration above). I would like to share a relaxation technique that I commonly use [...]

605, 2020

Happy Nurse Recognition Week 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

May 6, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , |

Never forget, when the Universe created this Blue Planet, it asked a small legion of compassion, generous, and brave souls to dedicate the careers to taking care of its inhabitants...and your soul said yes. You are doing the universe's work each and every day. You give meaning to the phrase, [...]

2004, 2020

Persistent Uncertainty: What Do I Need to Be Ready for Next? A Post by Phyllis

April 20, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , |

It has been about seven weeks since the first Covid-19 related death was reported in Washington State. Since then, everyone in healthcare has been challenged beyond imagination. We are accustomed to developing Action Plans in response to anticipated and unforeseen events. We took for granted the luxury of implementing those [...]

1304, 2020

When the Universe Asked, Your Soul Said Yes: A Post by Phyllis

April 13, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Remember the moment you decided that a career in healthcare was for you. Regardless of how you were going to manifest your ability to care for others, skilled, clinical, or in an administrative role, there was that moment. Somehow that moment resonated with your purpose, your sense of social justice [...]

904, 2020

“Only in Darkness Can You See the Stars”, Dr. Martin Luther King A Post by Phyllis

April 9, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , |

We have all been through stressful times that has caused us to lose sleep because of worry. However, the challenges of responding to the coronavirus is certainly unprecedented. The magnitude of the pandemic threat and the ever-changing protocols used to meet that threat can make it more difficult than ever [...]

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