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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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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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Getting Organized: Health Care Directives or Living Wills

Some of the hardest conversations we may ever have with loved ones are about living wills or end-of-life wishes. Maybe our aging parents aren’t ready to think about such things. Maybe our children don’t want to hear what has to be said. These discussions aren’t just for those who are sick; unexpected tragedies can happen at any moment. Studies show […]

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