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Does Your State Pay Family And Friends To Be Caregivers?

On Oct. 12, my Massachusetts State Senator invited me to testify on legislation she filed to allow spouses to be paid caregivers for the elderly and disabled in the Medicaid program.

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Feeling Powerless, Families Bring Elderly Home From Nursing Homes

Pushed up to the breakfast table, Betty Bednarowski folds and refolds her napkin with studied intensity, softly singing “Winter Wonderland” without the words, the same as she did in March and July and September.

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Caregiver Self-Care: Tips To Help Address Emotional Health

Caregiving for a loved one can put a strain on even the most resilient people. Add in the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and it has the potential to feel challenging.

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Marriages, marriage, spouse

Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core

For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems.

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