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Make The Most of a Doctor’s Appointment as a Caregiver

This article was written by Rita McDonough, a Care Manager for the MetroWest branch in Massachusetts for Caregiver Homes.  
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Dealing with the Diagnosis When a Disease Hits Home

This article was written by Rochelle Mills, the Branch Manager in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Caregiver Homes.
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10 Ways Elders Can Get Active This Spring

This article was written by Deb Dorsey, a Registered Nurse for Caregiver Homes. She is also a 5-time marathon runner, most recently completing the 2014 Boston Marathon.
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CONNECTING THE DOTS: HOW CARE TEAMS CAN HELP MAKE HEALTH DISCOVERIES BY LISTENING AND ADVOCATING

John* and Sasha* are a Burmese couple who have been together for 23 years. Sasha was in a car accident 10 years ago and John says she has not been the same since. Sasha was ...
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The Working Consumer: Finding Independence for People with Developmental Disabilities

When someone receives care from a caregiver, people often assume that they have lost their independence. But often for people with developmental disabilities, it’s just the ...
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Coping With Traumatic Brain Injury

By Jennifer Olsen, a Registered Nurse with Caregiver Homes. 
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Diabetes Care: A Family Affair

Carol Renaux is a Registered Nurse with Caregiver Homes.
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Caregiving 101-How to be Your Own Advocate 

There are times when caregivers need to advocate for themselves or for the person they care for. Situations may range from advocating for better educational services for a ...
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REMEMBERING CINDERELLA: HOW ELDERS CAN BENEFIT FROM PETS

By Sue Gregg, the Midwest Regional Director for Caregiver Homes.
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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder During the Holidays

Erika Smith is the Branch Manager of Indianapolis for Caregiver Homes.
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Nutritional Tips For Consumers and Caregivers During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon on us, and for many people that means celebrations with friends and family and a lot of delicious foods. Many consumers, and even caregivers, have ...
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The Importance of Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities

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Caring Like Family

This article was written by Diana Holmes, the is the Caregiver Homes Branch Manager for Attleboro, MA.
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Double Jeopardy Families

This article was written by Sue Gregg, the Midwest Regional Director for Caregiver Homes.
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WHEN THE ROLES ARE REVERSED: CARING FOR YOUR PARENTS

Brian McKaig is the Caregiver Homes State Director for Rhode Island.
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Caring for a Loved One with Social Skills Challenges 

By Melissa Menard, the Caregiver Homes Intake Coordinator for the Attleboro Branch in Mass, and Shannon Bettencourt, the Caregiver Homes Care Manager for the Attleboro Branch ...
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SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER: SIGNS AND SOLUTIONS

By Mary Frugoli, the Caregiver Homes Branch Manager for the South Shore area in Mass.
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING GRATEFUL

By Rene Snook, Clinical Director of Operations in Massachusetts. 
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How to Help a Loved One with Disabilities Transition to Adult Life

Many parents caring for a child with a disability ask us, “What happens when my child turns 22?” The President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education reported: ...
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