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Caring for Someone with Special Needs? Here’s Some Help.

Caring for a family member with special needs can be a lifetime commitment. Whether a stroke or other major health event causes a disability, or a condition is diagnosed while one is an infant, taking care of individuals with special needs comes with a unique array of challenges. While there are no shortcuts or magical solutions, CaringBridge would like to […]

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Finding Long-Distance Caregiving a Challenge? These Tips Will Help.

Your heart may be in the right place, but until it’s possible for someone to be in two places at once, there will be times when caregiving from afar is the only realistic option. How you manage the long-distance caregiving situation will determine how well it works. Here are some suggestions to improve long-distance caregiving. Get to Know Key People […]

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Great Ways to Help You Cover Long-Term Caregiving Costs

Whether you’re taking care of an elderly parent or anyone else with ongoing care needs, expenses — often very significant ones — add up quickly. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare, Americans devote nearly $375 billion a year in time and money to care for older adults — which is nearly twice as much as what we spend on […]

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Tips for Meaningful Visits to People with Memory Loss

If you are a caregiver for someone who is suffering memory loss, it may fall on you to schedule visits with other family members. For those who are not used to the changing behaviors conditions such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s can bring, a visit can feel intimidating and unfamiliar. Here are some caregiving tips to help make each visit more […]

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