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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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Spreading Joy this Holiday Season

It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the season. Yet, once the food has settled and the gifts opened, it’s also a great time to do something for someone else—and sharing this act with your family makes it even better. It’s been studied that those who give to others are happier in life, so take today […]

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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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