Seniorlink Blog

Caregiving and Mental Health: Tips for "When You Don't Think You Can Face One More Day"

Nancy Lebrun is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and writes frequently on health and wellness.
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Balancing Career, Family and Caregiving: Caregivers Say They Feel the Squeeze

David Heitz is a writer who spent 13 years looking after and advocating for his father with Pick's Disease, who died last year. David is a member of the American Society ...
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Planning Care for Your Loved One After You're Gone

Nancy Lebrun is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and writes frequently on health and wellness.
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The Power of Physical Therapy: A Story for World PT Day

Today is World Physical Therapy Day. PT is a key component of caring for elders and people with disabilities -- in fact, this year's theme, "Adding life to years" is meant to ...
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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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Photographs of My Grandfather

Saran Craig is the District Manager of the Southeast, Cape Cod & The Islands for Caregiver Homes. 
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HOW PERSONAL EXPERIENCE CAN HELP OTHERS CARE FOR PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM STROKES

Donna Varelas is a Registered Nurse for Caregiver Homes.
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5 Quick Tips to Ward Off Allergies in the Midst of Spring

This article was written by Julie Ely, the Caregiver Homes Area Marketing Manager for Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts.
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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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The Importance of a Good Nights Sleep: 10 Tips for Caregivers

This article was contributed by Rachael Lee McCowen, a Care Advisor for Caregiver Homes. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.
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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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Shut-In But Not Shut Out: How I Live a Full Life at Home

Linda Sweet has been receiving care and support from her friend through the Caregiver Homes model of care for about two years.
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10 Tips for Elders to Meet Their Nutrition Goals

Kathy Swideriski is an RN for Caregiver Homes at the Springfield, Massachusetts Branch.
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IN-HOME PATIENT CARE FOR HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY

By Julian Hills, a staff writer for Drugwatch since 2013. Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive resource about side effects and complications from commonly prescribed drugs and ...
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Caregiving Tips for Extreme Cold Weather

This article was contributed by Linda Morreale-Steele, RN, a Clinical Specialist for Caregiver Homes.
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Overcoming Caregiver Guilt, One Day at a Time

This article was written by Flora Torres, a Care Manager 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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How to Protect Your Hearing Health

Elizabeth Azevedo-Flowers is the Caregiver Homes Branch Manager for the Southeast Region in Massachusetts.
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