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Weekly Tips for Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Stress

Weekly Tips for Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Stress

Welcome to our COVID-19 Staff Coping & Support blog. We’re calling it Bouncing Back because each post will give you tips about how to build your own resilience during this pandemic. We all have times when we feel like we’re at our limit—with residents, co-workers, families or in our personal lives—and it’s helpful to have some “go-to” practices that will help you bounce back from these moments.  I am Alyson VanAhn, PhD and I work on the Geriatric Team at Associated Clinic of...

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Start Creating Space for Stress Relief: The Power of Acknowledgement

Start Creating Space for Stress Relief: The Power of Acknowledgement

COVID-19 makes most aspects of life more difficult and complicated. This is especially true for those working in senior care environments. You face new risks and significant challenges simply by going to work during the pandemic. Balancing this with stressors at home (from COVID-19 or for other reasons) is no small feat. It is normal to feel tired and not at your best in any roles. This blog provides reassurance and encouragement as well as simple, brief ways you can build resilience and...

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Appreciations for Resilience

Appreciations for Resilience

It’s difficult to know the “right” way to do things when the rules change so quickly—like during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also easy to become fatigued and frustrated when you are working hard, but not feeling as effective or helpful as usual. At this time, “recognizing wins” becomes important for us all to maintain motivation and a sense of doing our job well. This is especially true for those who work in senior care environments during this trying time. For this installment, we are...

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