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4 Steps to Get Organized: Important Documents and Passwords

Whether it’s after you have kids, reach a milestone birthday or get sick, there comes a time when you think, “Well, we better get our affairs in order.” All your important papers should be in a safe place and all your user names and passwords written down (and no, not in a Word document titled “passwords” on your desktop). So, […]

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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 a few hours a week supporting various request from our […]

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What to Cook for a 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 out my dad’s fridge because 1) it wasn’t something he […]

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12 Facts About Medical Leave

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 employees could have peace of mind that their jobs and […]

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Tips For 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 were completely unprepared. The only thing we could do was […]

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