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The 20-20-20 Rule: Prevent Eye Strain
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that 4 in 10 adults in the US are at high risk for vision loss. Macular Degeneration remains one of the age-related diseases that can leave you with vision loss in your elder years.
The 20-20-20 rule is a guideline-recommended to help prevent eye strain, particularly for individuals who spend extended periods of time looking at screens, reading a book, or engaging in close-up work. The rule suggests taking regular breaks to rest your eyes while using digital devices or reading something.
Did you know that spending more time outside helps your eyesight?
According to some research, that sunlight (not by gazing directly into the sun but by exposing our eyes to the natural outdoor light) helps us maintain the correct distance between our lenses and the retina which keeps our vision more focused.
Here's how the 20-20-20 rule works:
In addition to following the 20-20-20 rule, here are a few more tips to reduce eye strain:
Adjust screen settings: Make sure your screen brightness is comfortable for your eyes. Adjust the text size and contrast to optimize readability.
Maintain proper posture: Sit at a comfortable distance from the screen, usually around an arm's length away, and position the screen slightly below eye level. This posture reduces strain on your neck, shoulders, and eyes.
Use proper lighting: Avoid harsh lighting that causes glare on your screen. Position your screen to minimize reflections and use curtains or blinds to control the natural light in your workspace.
Take regular breaks: In addition to following the 20-20-20 rule, it's essential to take regular breaks from your screen altogether. Get up, stretch, and give your eyes a longer rest period every hour or so.
Remember, the 20-20-20 rule is a guideline to help reduce eye strain, but it's also important to maintain a healthy balance between screen time and other activities. If you frequently experience eye discomfort or other vision problems, it's advisable to have regular eye examinations and consult with an eye care professional for personalized advice on maintaining good eye health.
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Whether it is the sound of waves crashing or the ever-changing colors and views, there is something especially calming and inspiring about being near the water. We invite you to take a moment to relax and enjoy our stress relief photo and inspirational quote and share them with loved ones. This week’s photo was taken near Cancun in Mexico. Thank you caregivers and certified nursing aides for your hard work and the care you provide for our seniors. More caregivers are always needed as seniors in America are living longer. Learn more about how to become a caregiver. We hope you have a great week.
"The sound of water is worth more than all the poets' words."-Octavio Paz
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Senior caregivers assist seniors as companion caregivers and nursing aides working in nursing homes, assisted living communities and senior home care agencies. Hospitals also hire certified nursing aides. The pay rate for companion caregivers and nursing aides for 2013 has continued to rise and remains above minimum wage for all professional senior caregivers.
The Caregiverlist® pay survey results records the pay rates of 34,959 professional senior caregivers. Senior caregivers who work for a senior home care agency provide one-on-one caregiving services while nursing aides working for nursing homes and hospitals usually care for anywhere from 10 to 15 residents or patients. C.N.A. staffing ratios of nursing homes are reported in the health inspection reports conducted every 15 months and can be found in the Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Directory. More senior caregivers are needed and anyone with a caring personality may apply to a senior care job in their area on the Caregiverlist® Career Center.
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Senior care companies hire from 3 to 6 professional caregivers each week, to keep up with the demand for part-time and full-time senior caregiving services. Most American seniors do not plan ahead for senior care and because of this, when a senior experiences a sudden medical condition such as a stroke, heart attack or the early stages of memory loss, they will then immediately need professional senior caregiving services.
In order to keep up with the demand for senior care, the number of senior home care agencies has increased by 40% since 2008. More than 20 franchise companies provide senior home care in addition to national corporations. More professional senior caregivers are needed to fill these open positions which increase daily.
The Caregiverlist® Career Center assists anyone with a caring personality to learn how to become a senior caregiver and submit a job application which reaches multiple hiring companies in their area who subscribe to “the Caregiverlist®”. As the only resource with an ongoing database of experienced, professional senior caregivers, Caregiverlist® allows companies to efficiently hire the most qualified caregivers in their area. Caregivers may learn about required senior caregiver training and take an online course to learn the necessary caregiving skills and meet state requirements.