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Burned Out or Bummed Out?

be kind (3)

As I spent some time watching my son play his video game today, instead of enjoying the precious time that we would never get back I found myself thinking that I have four more days of work this week....

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In 2022: Will ‘No’ Be the Secret Word?

Just Say No

The past year and a half has been challenging, to put it mildly. And the pandemic has exacerbated staffing shortages that were brewing before anyone had even heard of COVID. As we look ahead to the ne...

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Work is Tough Right Now. Be Kind.

be kind-5

I listen to people talk about the heartaches in their departments and often wonder who has the toughest job. Is it the administrator worried about keeping the facility going, keeping it in compliance,...

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A Journey of Awareness & Hope

Journey Karren's Blog post

With Thanksgiving and Christmas nearly upon us, let me ask you a question: do you ever feel overwhelmed drained having a hard time just breathing smiling?  I know I do. Sometimes in the shower, I just...

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I Said “No” to the Vaccine. Then I Got COVID.

COVID Vaccine

Being a certified nursing assistant (CNA) over the past year has been filled with so many emotions, decisions, and sacrifices. For those who love caring for older adults who are sick and frail in our ...

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The Care You Give: Understanding Frailty Can Help You Keep Residents Stronger

frail elder

You may have heard more about frailty related to older adults in the past year or so. There have been dozens of journal articles about this, and with good reason. We’ve learned that understanding a pe...

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The Care You Give: The Importance of Understanding Epilepsy and Seizures

epilepsy

Seizures are more common than you may think, and they can be easy to miss. Let’s take a look at what causes seizures, how you can identify them, and what you can do when an older adult has one. Most s...

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The Care You Get: Taking the Flame Out of Gaslighting

Gaslighting blog

We’ve all been there. Someone denies that something was done or said even though you saw or heard it with your own eyes and ears. That’s called gaslighting, and it’s not okay. It can have a negative i...