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How Caregivers Can Avoid the Holiday Burnout

How Caregivers Can Avoid the Holiday Burnout

During the holiday season, stress can be at an all-time high for many people, especially caregivers that dedicate so much of their time to helping others. During their shifts, caregivers are dedicated to making their clients happy, content and healthy, and often forget to leave time to care for themselves at the end of the day. During the holidays, there seems to always be an event or occasion that adds on stress. We think it is important for caregivers to take time for themselves to relax, reduce stress and release tension, especially during the holiday season. Here are some tips that caregivers can follow to wind down at the end of a long day during the holidays.

• Recognize what might trigger extra stress for you during the holidays. Will it be your family coming into town that may be staying with you? Do they expect you to cook or bake for them after you return from work? Finding out what can trigger your stress ca help you recognize it, prepare for it and be proactive about those things.

• Dedicate at least 30 minutes for self-care. This can include exercise, spending time outside at a location of your choice or just sitting in silence meditating. If you know that you have at least 30 minutes a day where you can dedicate your time to make yourself happy, you have something to look forward to all day!

• Find a stress reliever that you can incorporate into your day when you are feeling stressed. We know that the feeling of stress can slowly creep its way into your holiday season. Plan ahead of time by having a stress reliever that you can use to calm yourself. For example, if you know that writing your thoughts down helps you relieve your stress and anxiety, keep a small journal in your bag that is accessible during those stressful times.

• Set clear boundaries during the holiday season. During this season, make a promise to yourself that you will set boundaries and be faithful to those! This could mean that you will only attend a total of three holiday parties that you are invited to preserve your energy and not stretch yourself too thin. You might consider only baking or cooking for your family and the official holiday you are celebrating, rather than all the little celebrations in between and leading up to that day. You will thank yourself for this later!

We are so thankful for all the selfless hard work that our caregivers give to our clients. The holiday season is a joyous and exciting time of the year and should be celebrated rather than dreaded. We hope that you can enjoy this holiday season with limited stress!

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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.
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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
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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.
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
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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...
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Great place to work for!

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