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  • Caregiver Jujitsu

    Caregiver Jujitsu - / kair-giv-er ju•jit•su / –a method developed to help caregivers take advantage of important resources by turning their negative responses into positive action. Read more

  • The Deadline Fast Approaches…

    We are celebrating twenty years of honoring inventors, designers, tinkerers, writers, creators and companies who are working tirelessly on behalf of family caregivers with a call for entries to the 2021 Today's Caregiver Friendly Awards. Read more

  • Virtual Love

    As we find ourselves on the way toward the blessed end of the Covid-19 pandemic and all the trials and tribulations it has thrown in the path of family caregivers, it is still extremely important to do all we can to help caregivers battle... Read more

  • Gimmicks and Gambits

    One of the greatest challenges we face as family caregivers comes not from the healthcare system, lack of financial resources or even the illness our loved ones are dealing with, but from our loved ones themselves. Read more

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  • Really, It can wait

    Each March for the past eleven years, I have taken a moment to reflect upon a senseless tragedy which took place in September 2009 on a dark roadway in northern Minnesota. I can recount the date and place so very easily ... Read more

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  • Notes from a Medicare Baby

    Next week, I hit one of life’s stereotypical milestones when my personal odometer clicks to 65 years on Monday (beware the Ides of March, indeed).  Of course, those younger than I am are saying,  “Wow, and you aren’t napping yet?" Read more

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  • Trust But Verify

    One day, soon after I returned home to South Florida, I accompanied Mom on a supermarket shopping trip for my grandparents and the home health aide who lived with them in their apartment. The aide had given Mom a grocery list to follow. Read more

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  • The Caregiver Checklist

    I stood in the hospital emergency room with my mother, the ER doctor and the social worker. My mother and I had just brought my 91-year-old grandfather in a few hours earlier. Read more

  • Virtual Caregiving Love-Fests

    I was just interviewed for an international insurance magazine (I didn’t know there was such a thing, but it sounded cool, so I did the interview). The reporter asked an insightful question for it being a full year past the onset of Covid-19. Read more

  • On Being Caregiver Friendly

    We are celebrating twenty years of honoring inventors, designers, tinkerers, writers, creators and companies who are working tirelessly on behalf of family caregivers with a call for entries. Read more

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