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A: Accept that some of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make lie ahead. For example, when does nursing home care become the best or, perhaps, the only option? Read more

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Caregivers who are just beginning their journey may feel adult day care services are for later stages of their loved one’s situation. The sooner caregivers locate and enroll their family member in a program Read more

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You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect when the aide arrives for work. Read more

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1. Keep a journal. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, Read more

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To deal with it, you need to recognize it. Read more

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Being a caregiver is a stressful and demanding job. Read more

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A trip to the emergency room made me realize why caregivers are advised to organize heath information. Read more

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Why is it that the words “respite” and “guilt” seem to go hand in hand? Why do caregivers feel we are somehow failing our loved one by admitting that we need help, Read more

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It’s called the “Reverse Gift List” game. It’s easy and fun for the entire family. Here’s how it’s played. The only things you will need are a pencil, paper and a little faith. Read more

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Warning Signs to Look For Caregivers need to be especially aware of depression because of the great load they carry. Read more

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How do you find the balance? Is there a balance? Am I doing the right thing? Should I be doing more? These are important questions for a caregiver. Read more

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You can find respite from your caregiving in the simplest things. Read more

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A“Caregiver First-Aid Kit” is a reminder of the special significance caregivers have in their role caring for a loved one. Read more

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Caregiving takes a lot of time, however you must give yourself a mental break once in a while. Read more

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Anyone who has ever looked for home-based care for a loved one comprehends what a daunting experience it can be. Read more

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We family caregivers also need and deserve our own guiding set of principles, our own manifesto: The Fearless Caregiver Manifesto. Read more

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If you’re facing the new role of caregiver, here are some tips to help you succeed. Read more

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The term “nursing home” has become generic over the years, and it is used to define all facilities from a rest home to an acute care hospital. Read more

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