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I'm Fine Right Here in My Chair, Thank You

Do you worry about your loved one being isolated, or even feel that way yourself as the caregiver? If so, you’re not alone. People with a chronic illness and their family ...
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Protecting Yourself if a Relationship Turns Abusive

Doug, age 75, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease three years ago. His wife, Sandy, died after a valiant battle with breast cancer a year after his diagnosis. Since then, ...
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Life After Caregiving: Finding Your New Normal

With my eyes still closed, the sleep fog begins to lift and the fact that it’s Saturday creeps into my awareness. Saturdays are the days I make the three-hour drive to visit my ...
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The Selflessness of Self-Care

  A math question for you about care: if you are a family caregiver to one person, how many people do you care for? If you answered two, you can stop reading. If you answered ...
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Dementia Caregiving: I told you that yesterday! Remember?

  Karen called her mom, Mary, from the car to let her know she would be there in 5 minutes and would pick her up out front.Mary said, “You are coming here? Are we going ...
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Is a family caregiver liable for his mother's debt after her death?

Say you're the primary family member who has taken care of a parent or spouse for the last several years. When they die, will you get stuck with their bills?
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8 Tips for Caregivers Who Assist a Family Member with Multiple Sclerosis

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago, my husband became my primary caregiver, a job that consumes enormous energy and has increasingly challenged his ...
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Financial Support for Caregivers: The Ultimate Guide to Home Care Costs, Financial Aid, and Financial Planning for Caregivers

Providing care for an aging loved one or a person with disabilities is challenging but also rewarding. Caregivers have the chance to ensure their loved one's quality of life is ...
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What is a Caregiver Affidavit?

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Lupus 101 for Caregivers

"I'm sorry, but after running some tests, we've discovered your son has lupus."
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What It Takes to Care for a Family Member with ALS

We all wish we had known him longer.
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A Legal Checklist for Caregivers

If you are the family caregiver for your mom, dad or Aunt Molly, your job doesn't stop at making sure they take their medicine and that their home is free of clutter to prevent ...
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How to Prevent Caregiver Stress

You've taken care of your mom in your own home for two years, but you never imagined the fatigue and stress you would be feeling. You fear that If you don't get some relief ...
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Caregiver Burden Tips: Expert Advice for Recognizing & Combating Caregiver Stress

Caring for an elder or a loved one with disabilities is a position many caregivers simply "find themselves" in. Often they have not made a formal decision to become a caregiver ...
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You've Got To Have Friends – A Support Group Unlocks the Secret to A Caregiver's Relief From Depression And Loneliness

Bethany Kandel is a New York City-based journalist and author who writes about parenting, health, breast cancer, caregiving and many other subjects. She is the mother of two ...
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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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Photographs of My Grandfather

Saran Craig is the District Manager of the Southeast, Cape Cod & The Islands for 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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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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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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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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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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A Caregiving Success Story - Lisa and Her Father

Nitza Diaz is an Intake Coordinator at the Caregiver Homes branch office in Worcester, Mass.
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING GRATEFUL

By Rene Snook, Clinical Director of Operations in Massachusetts. 
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