Caregivers put their whole lives on hold in order to provide care to others. Being a long-time caregiver is bound to have an enormous impact on you; it can transform your life. Although, caring for someone else professionally can be taxing—mentally and physically—it is also a rewarding task. Continue reading
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Even though caregiving is a uniquely rewarding experience, it is also emotionally draining. Caregivers feel as if they pour a part of their souls into caring for the other person. This can be mentally taxing as can lead to a burnout. Continue reading
Caregiving is without a doubt one of the most selfless and difficult jobs one can do. To take upon the responsibility, caring for an elderly or disabled person requires a lot of patience and empathy. Depending on the kind of caregiver you are, you may not have fixed hours, no breaks and no holidays. Continue reading
It’s very common for an elderly person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease to experience anxiety and agitation. Alzheimer’s disease causes steady cognitive decline which leads to memory loss and severe deterioration of cognitive abilities. Continue reading
According to a 2015 report on caregivers in the United States by the AARP, a total of 43.5 million adults provide unpaid care to adults and children. Out of these, only 34.2 million are registered as professional caregivers. This makes 18.2 percent of people who have work for free. Whereas if they were trained to be professional caregivers; they would contribute $375 million to the healthcare industry and would have the education necessary to make quick decisions. Continue reading
According to a study, there are estimate 5.9 million children in the US with disabilities, most of them are cared for by their parents or other family members. However, because these caregivers have little to no experience in caregiving, they are not able to provide the proper care necessary to help these children live a safe and happy life. Continue reading
70 percent of the adult population in the US has had some sort of experience that they would call traumatic. Out of this percentage – which equates to about 223.4 million people, 20 percent goes on to develop PTSD, with 8 percent actively suffering from the disorder. Continue reading
Being a caregiver is not an easy job. And it’s not just because of the pressure of taking care of someone else’s health and well-being that’s overwhelming. While caregiving itself can be hard, it’s immensely rewarding as well, seeing your client get better or supporting them as they learn to live their life, independent of your help. Continue reading
As a professional caregiver, you must possess the skills necessary to take care of an ailing patient. One of those skills involves communication—with your employer and with their loved ones. Continue reading