Women are continually expected to juggle multiple roles related to home and family, sometimes for which they may have the sole or significant responsibility. Because work life is not independent from family life, and women make up a majority of the population in the nursing field, stress is particularly salient to the female profession, with 66% of all caregivers being women. Stress is not inherently harmful, but it has been regarded as an occupational hazard since the mid-1950s. Work stress in nursing has been assessed to find that there are four primary sources of anxiety among nurses: change, taking responsibility, decision making, and patient care. The nurse’s and nursing assistant’s role has been regarded as stress-filled based on the amount of physical labor, work hours, staffing, and interpersonal relationships that are a part of their job.
If you have a love for helping people and creating your own schedule, becoming a caregiver with our team could be the perfect fit for you. To be a caregiver is someone who is able to help those in need in the comfort of their own home. In many cases caregivers tend to be underpaid and overworked, however with joining our team our caregivers are able to create their own schedule therefore be able to control their salary as well.
When researching health care options for an aging loved one, it can become overwhelming and stressful. From hearing the countless stories of elder abuse and the lack of staff in these facilities, it may be difficult to find a trusted assisted living or nursing home. Fortunately, there is another option: home health care. Home health care allows individuals to remain in their homes while receiving long-term care.
A lot of smart people are thinking about how “work” is changing. New forms of work are emerging: the gig economy, the sharing economy, the freelancer economy, and the on-demand economy. 35% of the U.S. workforce is already doing some form of ‘gig’ or ‘on-demand’ work; that’s 55 million people, with 1.3 million new ‘gig workers’ each year.
A loved one who needs special attention all hours of the day requires an individual that is willing to be patient, understanding and have compassion towards their situation. People who fill these positions are called caregivers, and they are one of the most important people who assist in at home elderly patients. Being a caregiver is a full time job that requires hours of free time, and often leaves the caregiver tired. As the stresses of everyday life increase, sleep becomes harder to come by, and the caregiver becomes fatigued. In most cases, the fatigue can get so bad that it leads to caregiver burnout. This fatigue often extends past the caregiver, and can put stress on those living in the same space, negatively impacting their day to day lives.