Care for the Caregiver

1308, 2016

13 Dangers of Caregiver Denial Guest Post By Dana Larsen

August 13, 2016|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Originally Posted on A Place for Mom: Senior Living Blog on September 28, 2015   Denial is a normal human emotion, especially with symptoms as heartbreaking as dementia or Alzheimer’s, as no one wants to confront the disease for which there is currently no cure. But there are risks to [...]

808, 2016

INCIVILITY VS. BULLYING: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHYLLIS

August 8, 2016|Categories: Building A Healthy Work Environment In Nursing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Originally published in the AORN Periop Insider Weekly Newsletter  July 28, 2016.      Authored by Carina Stanton The term “bully” is often used incorrectly to classify both bullies and those expressing incivility. Understanding the distinction between the two can help to put structure around communication and action in attempts [...]

208, 2016

Top 8 Activities For Caregivers to Enjoy With Those They Care For: A Guest Post by Anna

August 2, 2016|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Being a caregiver means not only taking care for someone’s physical needs, but also communicating effectively with this person. No one wants to be sick and/or old and you need to cheer up the one you want to help. Since caregiving is not an easy task, here is a list [...]

3107, 2016

Dear Nurses Your are Appreciated: A Ballad by a Physician

July 31, 2016|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHwFuksUvYE Dear Nurses, Thank you. For doing what you do, and for doing it even when understaffed, exhausted, and set upon on all sides by the assembly line machinery of Healthcare 2.0. Thank you. For living up to the ancient Latin meaning of your chosen profession’s name, to nourish. Even when you yourselves go [...]

2907, 2016

Thank you Alice: Nurse Makes History Retiring At 93-Years-Old After Working For 72 Years

July 29, 2016|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm72aVctQQI   Published on Jul 20, 2016 93-year-old Alice Graber has been patient her whole life. She just decided to finally retire after spending her entire career caring for others as a nurse.150 people came out to eat celebratory cake at her retirement party. Alice, born in Nebraska, landed [...]

2707, 2016

6 Ways to Restore Your Nursing Resilience: An Interview with Phyllis

July 27, 2016|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Publish Date: July 20, 2016 in Periop Insider by AORN written by Carina Stanton Nursing in the twenty-first century requires a new set of tools to go the distance, according to nursing Career Coach Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC. “To have the vitality and resilience to practice nursing today, we need to [...]

1507, 2016

A Brooklyn, New York LPN Takes a Stand for Social Justice

July 15, 2016|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  The now-iconic photo has since been hailed as a symbol for peaceful demonstrations against police brutality. It has also been likened to photos captured in past civil rights protests as well as one of the takeover in Tienanmen Square in China that captured a man staring down the tank. [...]

2506, 2016

5 Foods that Can Help You Manage Your Incontinence A Guest Post from Hartmann Direct

June 25, 2016|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , |

If you suffer from incontinence, you will understand how difficult it can be the manage the symptoms on a daily basis. It seems like you spend your day planning every toilet visit and making sure you have plenty of incontinence products to manage any accidental leaks of urine. The good [...]

1406, 2016

5 Warning Signs of Bad Nursing Home Care A Guest Post by Samantha Stein

June 14, 2016|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    We live in very busy times where we are ruled by our own schedules. When this happens, we often have little time to care for our aging loved ones. Luckily, nursing homes are an option for many of us. When we cannot provide the care that our elderly [...]

306, 2016

The Profession of Nursing is Not a Sprint, It is a Marathon

June 3, 2016|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

the best vision is insight phrase on a vintage slate blackboard   Understand the Emotional Intelligence need to stay connected to the joy of your nursing practice. It takes: The ability to adapt The ability to make ans sustain relationships The ability to be resilient   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg6XboIJLSQ   [...]

3005, 2016

5 Products to Help An Elder Stay at Home Rather than Move to a Aged Care Facility A Guest Post by Andy Caton

May 30, 2016|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  For many elderly people, the thought of moving out of their beloved house and into an aged care facility or retirement home is repellent. Not only do elderly people want to remain in homes in which they may have lived for decades and which are full of memories, they [...]

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