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Avoiding Home Care Burnout

Avoiding Home Care Burnout

Maybe you’re caring for an ailing parent, a sick spouse or disabled child. Your days, nights and in-betweens are full of a variety of home care duties. Maybe this is your profession, what you do for a living. You feel great about your choice to help people. You are full of compassion and caring and always put others before yourself.

But, now it’s apparent that if you don’t do something about your own needs, you won’t have anything left to give. You feel down. You feel tired, depressed and like you just don’t know what you have to give anymore. What can you do? Don’t just continue in despair, try one of these true remedies.

Find peace. Someplace in your home, outside, even as small as a certain corner or chair. Make that a place of restoration. Keep good books, journals and Kindles close by! Find those websites that uplift. Try not to focus on the ones that bring you down. Begin a spiritual practice of prayer and/or meditation.

Exercise. Even just walking or stretching a little every day can create a positive boost to your mood and attitude! Find time for a walk, a bike ride, a little bit of yoga. Our bodies want to move, let them.

Food. Don’t let yourself get too hungry. That leads to bad decisions of caffeine, sugar, over processed easy to find foods. Fill yourself up with good foods and make a plan to have something on hand for those tough times when you’re tired and want to reach for a Snickers or a Coke.

Forgiveness. Practice it for yourself and those around you! It has amazing healing properties.

Vacation. Sometimes you just need to take a few days off. Research has found that even planning a vacation can relieve stress as you daydream about what you might do! Start thinking about how you can make a quick trip to the beach or the mountains a reality. Look for help from others if you need it.

Be open to letting go of perfectionism. Does everything have to be your way or it’s wrong? You may be setting yourself up for extra stress that you don’t need. There is no way for any of us to control everything in life. Do your best and then let it go.

If we don’t take care of ourselves first, we certainly won’t have anything left to give to those for whom we do home care. Take self-care seriously to be the best caregiver you can be.

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24 Hour Home Care review summary

Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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