The reality of being a home health care worker is that while the work may be rewarding, it can also be incredibly demanding. The challenging work and emotions can leave you feeling alone. Whether you are suffering from compassion fatigue or stress from the demands of the job, know that you are not the only person struggling or feeling the way you do.
Several podcasts discuss the difficulties of caregiving and dealing with the intense emotions that may be experienced as a home health care worker. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts that will make you laugh, cry, or maybe both at the same time.
This Won’t Hurt A Bit
Medicine and humor combine to make the perfect educational podcast in This Won’t Hurt A Bit. Doctors sit down together to discuss the human body and expand your medical knowledge in a light-hearted manner. The perfect podcast for your morning commute, This Won’t Hurt A Bit will start your day off with a smile while teaching you something new.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Terrible, Thanks for Asking focuses on the reality that everyone has moments that are hard. The show is about being open and honest about everything you are struggling with and sharing that with others. The series shares stories of real people during their worst moments, finding unexpected moments of joy and humor even in the darkness.
Happy Healthy Caregiver
Host Elizabeth Miller speaks with real family caregivers about their learnings in the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast. In episodes that are less than 30 minutes each, the series shares tips on how to stay healthy and relieve stress while caring for someone else. For those feeling isolated, this podcast aims to build a community, sharing the struggles and successes of others facing similar challenges.
Happiness Spells: 5-Minute Lists of Happy Things for Increasing Gratitude, Reducing Stress, Sleep, Meditation, Anti-Anxiety
If you are able to find five minutes in your demanding schedule, turn on an episode of Happiness Spells. The podcast has soothing music and is intended to give you a mental break from everything going on around you. The host creates lists of the beautiful, little things in life to be happy and grateful for, which will leave you feeling calm and serene. If you need a quick escape, this podcast offers a way to de-stress and experience gratitude.
To be a great home health care worker, you need to take care of yourself first. In Therapy Chat, Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, interviews therapists and experts about challenges humans endure and how to grow through the difficult moments. The podcast touches on topics such as worthiness, authenticity, relationships, and more to help listeners better understand these topics and how they relate to their own lives.
Podcasts are great for those with busy schedules as you can turn them on in the car, at the gym, or when you’re falling asleep at night. When you have the demanding job of being a home health care worker, it’s important to take time for yourself. Turning on a podcast is a simple way to relieve stress or find resources to help you. Take care of yourself as you take care of others and listen to these podcasts for a little extra support.