Stress and COVID

Lisa O'Neill Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is something we will be talking about for years to come! Our lives have been turned upside down and stress levels are on the rise. Long-term care communities have been placed in quarantine situations including visitor restrictions where we have to explain to residents why their loved ones can’t be with them. We also have our caregivers …

Pandemic – Manage the Stress

Angie Szumlinski Health

The pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful for everyone however the physical and emotional wellbeing of healthcare workers is a key component of maintaining essential healthcare services during the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak. Resources are available to anticipate the stresses associated with providing healthcare workers and monitoring and assessing the mental health status as well as the overall wellbeing of …

middle aged and senior woman

Don’t Blame Mom Anymore!

Angie Szumlinski Studies

We all have heard the joke “blame mom”, “it was mom’s fault”, but according to a recent study at the University of Michigan, you can blame mom for exposing you to stress as a child! Yep, the research (done on roundworms) found that experiencing stress early in life may make you better able to fight stress you might encounter later …