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Five Interesting Books for Caregivers

Everyone knows providing care for someone is a thankless, rewarding, tiresome, uplifting, roller coaster that is filled with many twists and turns along the way. Fortunately, for those who experience caregiving in some way, shape or form, there are many books available to read about various elements of the process. Whether you are providing direct care or someone who knows […]

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A Paper Crane Project: Coping with a Parent’s Diagnosis

My Dad’s Diagnosis For six months my studio apartment slowly filled with paper cranes. At first they started lining windowsills then bookshelves, countertops and wallboards. Finally, when space ran out, I strung the cranes using clear fishing wire and hung them on the walls. In June 2013 my Dad was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As a 20-something starting my own […]

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8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do it all. If you feel like you could use a break every once in awhile, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care. What is respite care? You can continue to care for your loved one in your home, while also hiring a professional for short-term or periodic […]

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Take What You Need (And Share The Rest)

Like most people, we love a good meme here at CaringBridge. And around the holidays, things tend to get a little quiet around the office. One day, our very talented designer, Kristin, sketched this tear-off sheet based on the “Take What You Need” meme. She pinned it to our break-room bulletin board before leaving for the holiday. Everyone who came […]

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Family of the Month – January 2014

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver, volunteer or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. On April 11 2013, everything changed for Jeanine N. and her daughter, Jaidan, who appeared to be simply under the weather and in need of some fluids. After three days of rest and recovery with no […]

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