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Celebration of Student Nurses

Today, May 8th, is National Student Nurse Day! We must take today to celebrate all of the young minds studying to become nurses.National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

Student Nurses are at the cutting edge of technology, learning the latest life-saving techniques. At the same time, they are practicing skills in programs that have been built upon medical science. Each year, the demand for nurses grows. Now more than ever, the nursing field needs more people dedicated to the field of medicine. Their drive to care, learn, and specialize in nursing will make the difference in the lives of millions of individuals and the families who love them each year. National Student Nurses Day celebrates these students and their achievements.

Encourage the student nurses you know today. They often
become discouraged. If you’re in the nursing profession, offer words of wisdom
and support. Families and friends show your support, too, and let them know how
proud you are of their direction and focus. Use #NationalStudentNurseDay to
share on social media to give a student nurse you know a shout out.

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A Nurse’s Prayer

What is a Nurse? by Linda Lee Elrod

She’s such a special person, she’s an angel in disguise,

With tenderness in every touch and caring in her eyes.

She’s the one who’ll sit beside you to talk away your fears,

She’ll soothe your spirit, warm your heart, and wipe away
your tears.

She’ll comfort you, look out for you with true concern and

And when you need a helping hand, you you’ll find her there.

She cares for all her patients with true expertise and

Her warmth and dedication come from way down deep inside.

A nurse is a professional who goes the extra mile,

What is a nurse? A little bit of heaven with a smile.

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National Nurses Day: A Thank You

May 6th is National Nurses Day! Today is about
raising awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and to acknowledge
the vital role nurses play in society. Give nurses you know a shout out and
thank them for their hard work, especially during these challenging times.
Today we recognize nurses everywhere and celebrate their dedication to their
patients and their profession. The COVID-19 pandemic is really showcasing how
amazing nurses are. While we really can’t ever thank nurses enough, National Nurses
Day is a prime opportunity to express appreciation for these superheroes of the
worldwide community.

The national celebration of nurses began in 1954 after Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim “Nurse Day.” In 1974, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed that May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, would be “International Nurses Day.” But, it wasn’t until 1982 that National Nurses Day was officially acknowledged in the United States. In February, the American Nurses Association Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as “National Nurses Day.” President Reagan then signed a proclamation in March of that same year, proclaiming “National Recognition Day for Nurses” to be May 6, 1982. Since then, National Nurses Day has been on May 6 every year.

Nurses are not just healthcare providers, they are teachers,
advocates, caregivers, critical thinkers, and innovators. They do so much more
than just care for individuals; their presence 24/7 has transformed lives.
Nursing is an honorable profession, and nurses are the heart and soul of the
healthcare system. Nursing is a true calling. It’s a physically demanding
position; many nurses cycle through 12-hour shifts on their feet. They give up
holidays with their families and work through nights and weekend. This selflessness
should be celebrated today and every day. On this very special day, appreciate
our nurses and show them how much they mean to the world and society. Happy
National Nurses Day!

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What to Write in a Thank You Card for Nurses

What to Write in a Thank You Card for Nurses

Nurses do many things and play multiple roles when they are working to take care of people – it is difficult to write it all down! Sometimes the best way to say thank you is the simplest, with a nice card or thoughtful handwritten note. A written thank you is wonderful during Nurse’s Week (May 6-12), but any time is a good time to write a sincere thank you to a nurse! Whether it is for a nurse that cared for you or a loved one, or a nurse in your life, it is always a meaningful gesture. Here are suggestions of what to write:

1.  “Your passion for our patients’ health is appreciated every day. Thank you for all you do.”

2.  “Your compassion, optimism and kindness do not go unnoticed. We appreciate you!”

3.  “Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world. Happy Nurses Week.”

4.  “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

5.  “Just a moment to recognize you and your hard work. Happy Nurses Week!”

6.  “You go above and beyond to make our patients comfortable. Thank you.”

7.  “You are a valued member of our team. Thank you for being the amazing nurse you are!”

8.  “You brighten peoples’ days—including ours. Happy Nurses Week!”

9.  “Our patients love you and the hard work you do does not go unnoticed. Thank you for everything. Happy Nurses Week!”

10.  “Thank you for being an amazing nurse. Our team appreciates all that you do. Happy Nurses Week!”

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11 Best Ways to Thank a Nurse!

11 Best Ways to Thank a Nurse!

Nurses have always been our everyday heroes, and especially now during COVID they are in the spotlight for their hard work, sacrifice and incredible dedication. They work selflessly to help others, sometimes even putting themselves at risk or having to separate themselves from their families while they courageously treat patients. No matter if they are working in a hospital, doctor’s office, private home health care, or any other setting, nurses are front line workers and fight courageously for the well being and health of the American people. Now more than every it is important to show the nurses in our lives gratitude and appreciation!

Practicing social distancing means that we should not throw a big party for nurses, or give hugs, or a gift certificate to a masseuse. In fact, it is helpful for nurses when we wear masks in public and follow safety precautions because it helps keep them safe too! Even though this year is different, there are still many creative ways to thank a nurse!

  1. A kind, handwritten note expressing your thanks. 
  2. Chocolate – giving the nurse in your life gourmet chocolates is a sweet way to say thank you
  3. Compression socks – these socks can soothe aches and prevent swelling during those long shifts!
  4. Sending a sincere thank you text, email or leaving a voicemail telling them how much you appreciate the incredible work they do and how proud you are of them. Calls are great too, they just may not be able to pick up during their busy days!
  5. Healthy snacks – snacks like granola or energy bars, dried fruit, nuts, dried chickpeas, pretzels, and instant oatmeal are great to give to a nurse because they can be eaten on the go!
  6. Caffeine – nurses work long and busy shifts, and caffeine helps them to stay energized. A gift card for their favorite coffee place, a high quality travel mug or bag of quality coffee or tea should do the trick!
  7. Flowers – everyone loves getting flowers! You can opt for flower delivery and include a sweet note as well!
  8. Yardwork – Nurses are on their feet for long periods of time, and surprising them by helping with labor intensive yardwork will be very appreciated!
  9. Small gift – nurses can never have enough pens, and a quality pen or set of pens will go to good use. Nice hand cream is also great, nurses’ hands become dry and cracked due to frequent handwashing and wearing gloves! 
  10. Meals – donating pizza or a delivery meal to a nursing unit at a hospital or healthcare center is a great gesture to show your appreciation for our nurses!
  11. Public Thank You – Put up a sign on your front lawn or window thanking nurses! You can also show public support with bumper sticks, tshirts, bracelets, and more!

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National Nurse’s Day!

National Nurse’s Day!

National Nurses Day is tomorrow, May 6!

Registered nurses are the lifeblood of any medical facility! The nurse is often the first person a patient sees when they come in and the last person they see when they leave. May 6 is National Nurses Day and the first day of National Nurses Week. With registered nurse staffing always a priority in any hospital, it is important to make sure your nurses feel loved and appreciated, especially now during COVID! Private Home Care honors nurses everywhere and expresses our deep appreciation for nurses and their incredible work and spirit!

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The Ideal Hobby for Seniors – Bird Watching

The Ideal Hobby for Seniors – Bird Watching

May 4th is National Bird Day. We will tell you why Bird Watching is an ideal hobby for seniors!

Bird watching is a fun activity for any age, and for seniors bird watching is a great hobby. Here are some reasons why:

Any mobility level
Bird watching can be enjoyed from any mobility level. For older adults on bed rest, caregivers can create a comfortable indoor environment for bird watching. Rearrange the room with a reclining chair or bed near a window, add a bird feeder clearly visible from it, and watch the birds flock to your loved one’s view. If they have a balcony, you can also create a small garden with plants to attract native birds. Wheelchair-bound older adults, meanwhile, can enjoy bird watching together with their caretaker by going on wheelchair accessible strolls in their neighborhood. For those who are fully mobile, bird watching can offer light to moderate aerobic exercise and cater to different levels of fitness—from slow walks in a flat park to invigorating hikes further away.

Bird watching is accessible.
For those who may have cognitive impairments or other limitations, bird watching is a great activity that is straightforward and enjoyable. Suggested equipment is a pair of light binoculars and a bird book, but you can still enjoy bird watching from a window or yard even without those things. For those who may be visually impaired, using binoculars can help, or simply listening to the birdsong. For someone who is hearing impaired, they can rely on their eyesight for bird watching.

Seniors that require care from home care aides or family caregivers are already dependent for so many things. Many are homebound and cannot go anywhere without assistance. Bird watching is something that an elderly adult can enjoy without the need to leave their street or even backyard. As people age, sometimes they have to give up hobbies that they once loved because they are not feasible for them anymore. What is lovely about bird watching is that it can be enjoyed for many years as a person’s condition may change.

It helps reduce stress and anxiety
Spending time in nature is inherently calming. The patience that bird watching requires only serves to enhance this meditative effect. As birders learn to appreciate nature’s slower pace, it inspires reflection, relaxation, and perspective. The exercise benefits that come from walking outdoors also contribute to increased happiness and energy levels. It’s quiet nature can be less stressful for introverts than other activities, while extroverts can also enjoy bird watching in large groups. Birding can help your loved one connect with themselves, others, and nature as a whole.

Cognitively stimulating
Bird watching provides an opportunity to learn about the eating and mating habits of local birds and memorize their appearances, names, and calls. It stimulates cognitive alertness, memory, and awareness of details. Studies have shown that engaging regularly in an activity that requires memory recall can help prevent the onset of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. The act of listening and looking for birds activates the area of the brain responsible for sight and hearing. All of this mental activity keeps the brain actively engaged and working.

Finding the motivation to get active is usually hard for many seniors. Bird watching, however, gives you plenty of opportunities to go outside. From filling up bird feeders in the yard to taking a walk through the park, bird watching is an activity that motivates less-mobile elderly adults to get up and get moving. Even elderly adults that are confined to a wheelchair can participate if a family member or senior care aide comes along. Lots of seniors don’t even realize they are exercising when they are involved with bird watching.

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Celebrate Your Teachers!

It’s National Teachers Appreciation Day! Now more than ever, teachers need to know how much we value them and the work they’re doing in this time of distancing. Though everyone knows how important teachers are, it can be tough to let them know you recognize their work. Today is the day to show your kid’s teachers, and all the teachers, that you care. Send free Teacher Appreciation e-cards to express your thanks and appreciation!

Everyone has had that favorite teacher that has helped inspire them. Teachers take on so much and ask for so little. Their job is one of the most important in the world, shaping young minds and teaching them important lessons. In order for them to do their job effectively, it’s only right to encourage them so that we have a brighter tomorrow.

Whether you are a student, parent, administrator, or teacher, one simple gesture can show teachers how much you appreciate them!

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