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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 5,  2016
Laura Rees (left) and her sister Nancy Fee (right) sit with their father, Joseph Fee, at his home in San Francisco on Oct. 5, 2016. They are holding an undated photo of their mother, Elizabeth Fee, taken when Laura and Nancy were children.
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You may get little help from your hospital when looking for a nursing home

The facility where she died in 2012 was affiliated with a respected San Francisco hospital, California Pacific Medical Center, and shared its name.

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New nursing home rules offer residents more control of care

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.

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Key to good caregiving: A healthy, stress-free caregiver

A staggering 59 percent of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias rate their emotional stress as high or very high, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Tips for family caregivers and gift ideas for Alzheimer’s, dementia patients

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but we all know they can be stressful even under the best of circumstances. Add to the mix a relative with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, and caregivers and family members can quickly become overwhelmed.

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Bobo with her mother and home health nurse Dave Wilson; her son David's fiance, Angel; and David.

Caring for a loved one at home a learning curve

Dementia has been slowly stealing Ruth Perez’s memory and thinking ability for 20 years. Her daughter, Angela Bobo, recalled when it was clear that her mother was never going to be the same.

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A family caregiver holiday story: from practical joke to empowerment

By Elaine Ryan For family caregivers, the holidays can be a time of added stress and chaos, but they can also be a time of joy—and humor.  Catherine, a family caregiver for her sister Lisa, shares: “Lisa, my little sister has severe Cerebral Palsy. She has no verbal communication skills and is total-care (wheelchair and hospital […]

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