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Category Archive: Caregiving


December Volunteer of the Month

December Volunteer of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver, volunteer or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Chinmayi Chandrashekar, our December volunteer of the month, is a dedicated volunteer in the CaringBridge office helping out on the Customer Care team project. Chinmayi spends […]

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What to Cook for a Caregiving Friend

How to cook for any caregiving friend

When someone is sick, you can feel pretty helpless and your natural instinct may be to cook something. As someone who’s been on the caregiving end, I know that food is always welcome. One less thing to think about! However, I threw away a lot of food when I emptied […]

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12 Facts About Medical Leave

12 facts about FMLA

When you or a loved one gets sick, one of the first things you worry about is your income. How can you take time off for doctors’ appointments, treatments, surgeries and recovery without losing your job? The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was put into effect so […]

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Tips For Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

Tips on Choosing a Long Term Care Facility.

Three weeks after my mom had a heart attack, it was time to move her to a long-term care or rehab facility. The social worker at the hospital handed us a packet filled with names of facilities and told us to pick one. This was a huge task, and we […]

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Thoughtful Gifts for the Caregivers in Your Life

Thoughtful gifts for the caregiver in your life.

As the weather begins to turn and holiday decorations starting taking their place, the worry of what to get others—including the caregivers you know—begins. Finding a gift for a caregiver doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming, however. Here are a few ideas that might help you find the […]

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