For a 30-minute video workshop on preventing burnout,
Burnout Prevention Resources
Click below for the presentation powerpoint of the above video, a list of recommended resource links, and resilience building activities called Self Care for Safe Care.
Bouncing Back: The Art of Building Resilience.
As a worker in senior care facilities, you are surrounded by medications and people who need them. You are also surrounded by medicine that doesn’t come in pill form: yourself. Whether you realize it or not, the warm greetings, personal cares, active listening and attentiveness that you provide is healing medicine. You have more of an impact than you realize on your residents, colleagues and certainly at home. Being a caregiver is important to you, or you wouldn’t be in your role. Resilience...
During COVID-19, feeling less helpful or effective than usual has been a theme for many of us working in senior care facilities. The demands of our personal and professional lives often outweigh our time or energy. Also, we often feel we cannot complete all the helping tasks we would like or would be able to do under “normal” (e.g., Non-Covid) circumstances. The pandemic leaves us limited because we cannot complete tasks or engage in caring gestures in the ways we are used to: exchanging warm...
You’re in good company if you’ve noticed some extra discouragement or frustration during a time when we have some glimmers of COVID-19 hope: vaccines have arrived and ben delivered, rates of death and hospitalization are down...so why do we feel so discouraged, tired or overwhelmed again? There are a number of things that are also happening that may make this time as difficult as any other throughout the pandemic: Despite vaccines, many restrictions remain; it may be some time prior to...
Meet Dr. Alyson VanAhn
Alyson VanAhn Ph.D. LP, Psychologist, Associated Clinic of Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.
This project was sponsored by a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.