Even before the COVID-19 crisis, there were plenty of reasons why someone might seek a virtual option for behavioral healthcare. Many people do not live near a provider or are unable to leave their homes for reasons unrelated to the pandemic. Thankfully, there are now ways for patients to get much of the care they need without going to a provider’s office. Telemedicine has created abundant new options for behavioral and mental healthcare.
It’s hard to stay calm when you are going through a time of fear and uncertainty. As of this writing, coronavirus is taking an enormous toll on our mental as well as physical health. Between health concerns, economic distress, and increased social isolation, many of us are under more stress than ever.
Community Living Services help adults with a wide variety of abilities live semi-independently in apartments or houses. These programs often help older adults, people with developmental disabilities, major behavioral challenges, mental illness, dual diagnoses, or traumatic brain injury.
Caregiving has never been more challenging than during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to your own fears about the virus, you may be worried about a semi-dependent loved one contracting a severe coronavirus infection.
Coronavirus doesn’t mean career education has to stop. While in-person classes may not be an option during the Governor-mandated shutdown, you are still free to pursue online caregiver training courses that will get you closer to your goals.
Caregiving can be a deeply rewarding career. If you are looking for an in-demand job that doesn’t require extensive education and you want to make a visible difference in people’s lives, you should seriously consider becoming a home care aide (HCA-C)!
If negative behaviors are beginning to disrupt your own or a family member’s daily activities, it’s time to seek behavioral health services. Watch out for these warning signs so you can seek care when you need it.
There’s no shame in needing a caregiver. It’s estimated that 70% of adults who reach age 65 will eventually need long-term services and supports, such as home care or residential care. However, how do you know when ‘eventually’ arrives?
Online caregiver training can be a totally different game from training or taking classes in-person. While doing schoolwork from home with no commute can be very convenient, it also means you’re not surrounded by fellow students and instructors who can answer your questions and keep you on track.
If you love to help people, few careers are as rewarding as the long-term care field. This work gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference in someone’s life every day. With an aging population, there is more of a need than ever for committed workers in this field. But before you can begin work, you will need training.