Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Caregiver Burnout, the Warning Signs

7 Ways to Identify Caregiver Burnout

Written By : Hal Robertson

All across the world, family members are helping their elders out by paying bills, cleaning their house, supervising medications and in some cases much, much more. As their elder continues to age and grows more frail, the tasks involved generally become much more time consuming and in many cases, more difficult. For example, helping out with grocery shopping may evolve into cooking meals for them. Or a weekly phone call to check on dad may turn into daily visits to reassure yourself that he's OK.

In America, close to seven million elders depend on others to help them with daily living. This can and often does lead to caregiver burnout. When you get to the point there a good night's sleep fails to brighten your mood the next morning, you could very well be looking at caregiver stress. Continue article here

Posted by Wee Care Companions

Monday, October 17, 2011

Some Positive Effects of Rearing Bilingual Children

We frequently get requests from families for nannies that are fluent in Spanish, French or Chinese. It appears new research is beginning to demonstrate the benefits of immersing a young child in a second language. We have some clients whose young children are currently learning a third language from their caregivers at the ripe old age of 6. Hope you find the article below interesting.

Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Sort Out Language

Posted by Wee Care Nanny Agency