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What is Caregiver Burnout?

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We talk about caregiver burnout in these blogs pretty often. We say that things like unhealthy habits, lack of caregiver training, or grief can lead to it. But what does it mean for a caregiver to burnout? What are they symptoms of the sickness? Let’s take a look: Caregiver burnout (definition):  the state of being… Read more »

Common Caregiver Job Challenges: Part 1

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Every caregiver job comes with a unique set of challenges that are specific to the setting, coworkers, clients, and company. However, there are some challenges that are just part and parcel of working a caregiver job. In this blog we will compile a list of challenges all caregivers face and ask for your feedback! How… Read more »

Spreading Holiday Cheer at Your Caregiver Job

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Recently, we posted a blog with affordable holiday gift suggestions for your co-workers at your caregiver job. This week, we’d like to give suggestions for your clients! First thing to keep in mind – be careful not to create jealousy. If you have an assisted living job or a nursing home job where you deal… Read more »

Holiday Fun at Your Caregiver Job

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Looking for a way to bring holiday cheer to your caregiver job? What better way than with thoughtful gifts for your co-workers?! I know what you’re thinking – “That sounds expensive. Doesn’t this lady know that caregiver jobs pay rates aren’t much to write home about?” Well, yes I do know that, but this doesn’t… Read more »

“I Have The Best Caregiver Job Ever!”

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Job satisfaction is key to getting a caregiver job and sticking with it. Job satisfaction means that when you come home from a shift, you feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose. It’s what makes you keep chugging along when the going gets tough. Working as a caregiver naturally comes with a pretty high level… Read more »

In a Caregiver Job, Love Trumps Disease

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Recently, the Huffington Post ran an article called What I Learned About Love As A Caregiver To An Alzheimer’s Patient. Marie Marley tells her story of how a 30 year friendship with a man named Ed slowly became not just a friendship, but also a caregiver job. Marley describes the difficulty of watching her friend… Read more »

What NOT to Wear To Your CNA Job

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What NOT to Wear To Your CNA Job   You probably read that title and thought to yourself, “But we all wear scrubs to work, so how could you wear the wrong thing?”   Fair question, but the reality is that some folks can even mess scrubs up, and it affects how clients, staff, and… Read more »

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in Caregiver Jobs

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You’ve no doubt heard of the uber-successful book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Well I’ve decided to create a similar list for people with caregiver jobs. I call it, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in Caregiver Jobs.” The highly effective caregiver . . . 1. Is motivated for the right reasons…. Read more »

The Five Most Difficult Residents at Your CNA Job

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Difficult Residents. Every single Certified Nursing Assistant working any type of CNA job has to deal with this problem some time. They are stubborn, they hit, they shout – it seems like their ultimate goal is to break you.   The reality is that these are people whose lives have become hard. If they were… Read more »

Tips For A More Enjoyable CNA Job Night Shift

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We all know that working the night-shift at your CNA job comes with certain challenges. The struggle to sleep during daylight, feeling tired when you are awake, and insomnia when you’re supposed to be asleep. In fact, studies have shown that people who work abnormal shifts are likely to suffer from Shift Work Sleep Disorder… Read more »

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