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The day I found out I had ALS and that my husband was now my caregiver

Kevin and Kate on their wedding day The state of Indiana recently made the Structured Family Caregiving program available to spouses. We applaud the state of Indiana for their ...
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‘My Two Elaines:’ How I cared for my wife with Alzheimer’s

Marty and Elaine The state of Indiana recently made the Structured Family Caregiving program available to spouses. We applaud the state of Indiana for their support of the ...
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Caring for my husband, I realized cancer was a full-time job

  The state of Indiana recently made the Structured Family Caregiving program available to spouses. We applaud the state of Indiana for their support of the husbands and wives ...
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50 Tips on Transitioning a Loved One to Memory, Dementia, or Alzheimer's Care 

As your loved one’s memory declines, or as the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease become too much for the family or caregivers to handle, you will have to make the ...
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How to Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Ohio - The Ohio Individual Options Waiver

The 1915c Ohio Individual Options (IO) Waiver is a Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program. HCBS ...
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The 30 Best GPS Trackers for Seniors

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10 of the best free resources for dementia caregivers

As a dementia caregiver you might feel lost and alone or like no one understands what you’re going through. There are several types of dementia and the disease progresses ...
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My loved one is lonely, how can I help?

Aging comes with many inevitable realities, but loneliness doesn’t have to be one of them. The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that 11 million adults aged 65 or older live alone
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The 50 best caregiver support groups in Rhode Island

There are over 40 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 older in the United States today. Often, caregivers will tell you that the emotional toll the job takes is much ...
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Celebrating National Case Management Week

  This week we're celebrating Case Managers in our program, and across the nation. Michelle Grasso BSN, RN, a Nurse Case Manager at Caregiver Homes based in Springfield, ...
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Cutting back on sugar? Here are sugar-free suggestions for seniors

Sugar has long been recognized as contributing to certain health risks, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and even depression. For older adults, avoiding excess ...
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The 36 Best Caregiver Support Groups in Louisiana

Over 40 million people across the U.S. are providing unpaid assistance to aging parents, chronically ill spouses, and other loved ones. Despite growing accessibility of ...
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How to reduce your loved one’s risk of falls: A caregiver’s guide

The physical and psychological consequences of a fall can have a significant impact on a senior’s quality of life.
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Is Lying to Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s OK?

Memory loss is a defining factor of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it’s one of the earliest symptoms that begin to disrupt a person’s life. When memory loss becomes more ...
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The 50 Best Caregiver Support Groups in South Dakota

There are plenty of difficult jobs out there, but one that receives minimal attention is that of a family caregiver. Due to the high-stress and no-pay work environment of ...
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Companion Care vs. Personal Care

You help your aging loved one whenever you have the time, but lately you’ve noticed they need more help than you’re able to provide alone. Between bathing, feeding, running ...
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