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Avoiding caregiver burnout

By Jeannette Sheehan Caregiving is a balancing act. In an age where many of us are burning the candle at both ends, we often prioritize caring for ourselves at the bottom of our list. We must recognize that we need to take time for ourselves in order to be a better caregiver to those depending […]

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Companies embrace home modification

Gone are the days when you’d need your own carpenter to install an access ramp to help someone with impaired mobility get up your steps.

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Hiring caregivers: An agency versus an independent

By Doug Peck Taking care of an elderly parent or relative is never an easy task. There is an endless of number of critical decisions to be made and most are made while under a considerable amount of distress. If you are helping the person either remain in his or her own home, or to […]

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Taking your medication can save money, hospital trips

Patients not taking medicine as prescribed cost the U.S. healthcare system roughly $290 billion a year in extra treatment and related costs, research shows. One study estimated those patients pay about $2,000 a year in extra out-of-pocket medical costs.

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How to survive bringing an elderly parent to live with you

By Douglas Peck Few things can be can be more stressful and disruptive to a household than having an elderly parent move in. Eating and sleeping times may change. Menus become altered as new likes and dislikes are accommodated. TV programs are different and even the volume is now at a record level most of […]

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There are many benefits when providing care for a loved-one

By Jeannette Sheehan At some point, you may find yourself becoming a caregiver for a spouse, parent or other loved one. Some people might worry that the pressure of their own daily life combined with being a caregiver might shave years off their life. Interestingly this nurturing may actually have the opposite effect and extend […]

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