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We want to wish everyone a Happy April and welcome to our digital email version of our monthly newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this email at any time, by using the unsubscribe link in the footer each month.

From The Desk Of:

Deb Mcguire

“April showers bring May flowers.”

We’ve all heard this rhyme at some point, usually having been taught it by our parents or teachers. It’s a popular thing to say and hear around the springtime.

There is meaning around the phrase as well. “April showers bring May flowers” is a reminder that even the most unpleasant of things, in this case, the heavy rains of April, can bring about very enjoyable results–in this case, an abundance of flowers in May.

Many of life’s greatest pleasures come only to those who wait, and by patiently and happily enduring the clouds and dampness of April you can find yourself more easily able to take in the sights and smells of May.

After all, it is easier to love something if you begin with an optimistic outlook! Be renewed. Instead of letting the rain and the storms of life get you down, change your perspective. Think about the beauty that comes after the rain. One way that can help is when you help restore others. Remember a friend who listens and cares while another friend is going through a difficult time, can bring restoration. If you are not sure how you can help, reach out to a friend in need and ask them how you can help. It might be as simple as bringing a meal or grabbing coffee and listening to their situation.

May your April Showers bring an abundance of beautiful May flowers.

From The Desk Of:

Michelle Sorsen

Caring Friends In-Home Care recognizes that the job that is laid in front of you every day can be stressful at times. You serve with a caring heart everyday and not every day goes as planned. You care for the frail and weak and sometimes become more like family than a caregiver that is difficult to keep the boundaries separate but is so important. This all causes your position to be stressful.

April is National Stress Awareness Month

To raise awareness of the negative impact of stress. There is no single definition for stress, but the most common explanation is physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension. While not all stress is bad, long-term stress can have harmful impacts on physical and mental health.

It’s critical to recognize what stress and anxiety look like, take steps to build resilience and manage job stress, and know where to go for help. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some tips on how to build resilience and manage job stress. Take some time to visit their website and familiarize yourself with ways to manage your stress. Here are some common reactions to stress.

Common reactions to stress can include:

  • Disbelief
  • Feelings of fear, shock, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration
  • Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interestsDifficulty sleeping or nightmares, concentrating, and
    making decisions
  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes
  • Worsening chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances

Caring Friends In-Home Care TEAM is here for you as an individual. If you ever have feelings associated with the list above or want to visit confidentially with your supervisor or a team member do NOT hesitate we are here for YOU. Don’t be embarrassed we want the best for you as a person.

THANK YOU, FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!

Career Opportunities

NOW HIRING FOR COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS

We are always looking for caregivers who truly love what they do. Our caregivers are the heart of what we do, and we think of them as family. Join our team and make a difference in the life of someone in your community today!

Happy Easter

Easter is almost here! We want to wish everyone a Happy Easter holiday!

Employee Spotlight:

Hillary Betka, Site Coordinator

How do you spend your time outside of work?
“I like to spend my time outside of work with my four kids. During the Summer we enjoy camping and tractor pulling with our favorite tractor puller, Dark Horse who also happens to be my Dad.”

Are you bingeing any shows?
“Below Deck.”

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something what would it be?
“I would become an expert in the organization.”

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
“I enjoy painting interiors of houses. I love making something old look new again.”

What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
“I call my Husband. He is my biggest supporter and my very best friend. He always knows how to make me feel better.”

Do you have a hidden talent?
“Drawing, I don’t do it enough.”

If you had to pick one age to be forever, which age would you choose?
“29.”

Why did you choose Caring Friends?
“I worked in Nursing for 13 years. It was such a breath of fresh air to be able to help clients stay in their homes while receiving the care they needed. The one-to-one you get is incredible. I love helping people and this is the best way to do so. The company is AMAZING and I am blessed to be a part of it!”