Caregiver Fatigue

2606, 2021

Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Seniors: Here’s What Caregivers Need to Know A Guest Post Monika Heft

June 26, 2021|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  According to the National Council on Drug and Alcohol Dependence, there are approximately 2.4 million older adults in the U.S.A. who are suffering from the issues of drugs and alcohol. However, despite its frequency among seniors, substance abuse has been labeled as an invisible epidemic by the (SAMHSA)Substance Abuse [...]

1205, 2021

Nurses, Sleep and Patient Safety: How To Balance Work With Healthy Sleep Habits A Guest Post by Elizabeth Hines

May 12, 2021|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nurses tend to work around the clock to ensure the safety and care of their patients. In fact, according to Nurse Theory, many nurse work the following shift intervals: 8-hour 10-hour 12-hour, OR 16-hour Even with long hours, many nurses can grow tired at some point. Thus, sleep deprivation starts [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2809, 2019

6 Self Care Habits That Will Help You Fill Your Cup So That You Have More To Give To Others: A Guest Post by Carmen Comsa

September 28, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Caregivers are the most selfless and caring people in the world, however, they most often tend to forget to take care of themselves. When someone we love is in pain, we focus on them. It’s natural and it’s what caring people do. However, when we ignore self-care, we increase our risk of burnout and we are more vulnerable in the face of physical and mental health problems. Not only that, but no one has unlimited resources so it is important to fill your cup if you want to have more to give. With that in mind, let’s look at some self-care habits that can help you stay motivated and energized to care for others.

2209, 2019

How to Stay Positive While Taking Care of Loved Ones: 5 Ways to Prevent Family Caregiver Burnout: A Guest Post by Brenda Kimble

September 22, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , |

When a loved one is sick, we drop everything to play the nurse. We cook, we clean, we coddle. We do everything we can to ensure that they’re taken care of, regardless of our other responsibilities and even our own well-being. But what happens when that loved one isn’t suffering [...]

1506, 2019

Step 7: Balance, Happiness & Long-Term Self-Care Maintenance A Guest Post by Amand Ghosh

June 15, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome back to the series:  Breaking into the Self-Care Mindset for Professional and Family Caregivers! If you’re new, go back and check out Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and spend 2-4 weeks implementing the exercises in each step. In total, you should devote about 6 months to [...]

2605, 2019

Step 6: Get Rid of Guilt and Stop Functioning for Others A Guest Post by Amanda Ghosh

May 26, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome back to the series Breaking into the Self-Care Mindset for Professional and Family Caregivers! If you’re new, go back and check out Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and spend 2-4 weeks implementing the exercises in each step. If you’ve been following along, let’s dive in! The last few [...]

3004, 2019

Step 5. Grieving Perfection: Tackle This and Live a Better Life A Guest Post by Amanda Ghosh

April 30, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome back to the Breaking into the Self-Care Mindset for Professional and Family Caregivers Series! Today we are on to Step 5 in a 7 Step Process. If you are just joining us, please go back and read Step 1, 2, 3, and 4 and spend at least 2-4 weeks [...]

2603, 2019

10 Tips for New Grads Who Are Still Trying to Land a Job: A Guest Post by Amanda Ghosh

March 26, 2019|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

2018 goals - handwriting in black ink on a sticky note with a Christmas tree New Year resolutions concept. You’ve probably heard more than one person tell you about the nursing shortage. So, you never expected to have to hunt for a job! Unfortunately, despite a real shortage [...]

2103, 2019

Dealing with Your Mind: Step 4 in the Self-Care Mindset for Professional & Family Caregivers A Guest Post by Amanda Ghosh

March 21, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to the series on Breaking into a Self-Care Mindset for the Professional and Family Caregiver! So far, we’ve re-connected to our true selves in Step 1, built our self-worth in Step 2, and learned to set boundaries in Step 3. We’ve come a very long way! Let’s give [...]

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