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And a bonus article for this month on a hot topic dementia and the availability of GPS tracking soles to prevent wandering
Healthcare Worker Burnout
Dear :

Are you superwoman or superman today able to bathe 10 residents in 8 hours and solve concerns of anxious family members?  Or are you struggling to maintain your focus because of problems at work or at home?
  • Working in the healthcare industry is challenging. You love your job.
  • Training and support are not always readily available. Management may not be approachable.
  • The healthcare industry has a high burnout and turnover ratio.
  • If you work with clients diagnosed with dementia who might wander, would you be interested in a GPS tracking device that could be place in the sole of a shoe to avoid the client from becoming lost?
Let’s talk about healthcare worker burnout. According to an article in the National Institute of Health (1) public library:

"Compared to supervisors, PC staff reported greater burden, frustration, depersonalization, hassles, and feeling significantly more controlling of, and less in partnership with, families. Because the PC staff experience is crucial for their and resident outcomes, more work is needed to create a work environment where PC staff are less burdened and have better attitudes towards work and families."

Agree?

Then it’s time for us to all be realistic about the challenges of working in healthcare.

It’s time to improve teamwork within organizations and collaboration with caregiving families and outside providers.

We can make progress if we make the choice to work together.

I’ve been a family caregiver and a professional caregiving advocate for more than 20 years. The benefits of collaborating with healthcare professionals has been of great benefit to my clients.
Check out my newsletter article about healthcare worker burnout and solutions for training and support.
Healthcare Worker Burnout
Healthcare workers experience high levels of daily stress and anxiety that result in caregiver burnout. Women healthcare workers, in addition to holding down a job, are often caregivers for children, aging parents, and sometimes spouses. Emotional burnout and physical exhaustion are factors that influence the ability of healthcare workers to focus on caregiving responsibilities while at work. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
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You’ll receive tips and helpful information to eliminate worry and gain confidence. The time is now.

And a bonus article for this month on a hot topic: Dementia and the availability of GPS tracking soles to prevent wandering.  

How do you feel about GPS tracking for wandering residents?

Alzheimer’s GPS Device: Safety Measure or Privacy Invasion?
Are Alzheimer's GPS devices considered a safety measure to protect from the risks of wandering or an invasion of privacy? Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced a diagnosis of dementia. I wonder, now that she is diagnosed with dementia, how might she rule on electronic surveillance and the use of GPS tracking devices to support safety for persons diagnosed dementia? U.S. v. Katzin was an early Supreme Court case about surveillance. Does personal experience cloud legal judgment?   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Questions? Reply to this email and let me know how I might be of service. Do a good deed and help a professional colleague. Forward this email to someone you feel who might find this information helpful.

I look forward to collaborating with you to support caregiving families and aging adults.

Pamela D. Wilson MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA

Caregiving Expert, Advocate, and Speaker
Website: www.PamelaDWilson.com

 
P.S.  And if you have clients who are caregivers or care receivers, send them to my website for free information.
 
(1) Beeber, Anna S., et. al. "Differences in Assisted Living Staff Perceptions, Experiences, and Attitudes. J. Gerontol Nurs. 2014 January: 40 (1): 41-49, doi: 10.3928/00989134-20130731-03, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4121260/pdf/nihms604800.pdf
 
Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA, a National Certified Guardian and Certified Senior Advisor, is a caregiving and elder care expert, advocate, and speaker. Pamela offers family caregivers programming and support to navigate the challenges of providing, navigating, and planning for care. She guides professionals practicing in estate planning, elder and probate law, and financial planning to create plans to address unexpected concerns identified in her past role as a professional fiduciary. Healthcare professionals are supported by Pamela’s expertise to increase responsiveness and sensitivity to the extensive range of care challenges faced by care recipients and caregivers.


 
 
 
 
 
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