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Useful Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

In-person caregiving can be difficult. Taking care of someone when you are doing it from a distance can feel downright overwhelming. The Mayo Clinic and the Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving have helpful suggestions if you’re just starting down that caregiving road, but don’t live nearby. Get Organized You’ll need information about your loved one’s medical condition, as well […]

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Our Family of the Month – October 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family of the month that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Communicating Across Distances Chris and Lisa L. were on a cruise during a family vacation when one of their kids, Chase, nearly drowned in a busy pool. By the time he was found, he was […]

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Your Caring Community – a Gateway to Healing

Question: When someone is experiencing a health event, what makes them feel better than anything else? Medicine? A good book? An adjustable bed? No, it’s something even simpler. It’s connection. It’s knowing that you have a community of people who truly love and care about you. It’s sharing news and receiving words of encouragement. It’s knowing that even in your […]

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Virtual Communities – a World of Connections

In the old days (pre- 1995 or so), we used to think of “communities” as neighborhoods or small towns, made up of people who lived within certain blocks or city limits. Only geography determined where and what a real-life community was. Well, the Internet changed those rules for good. Today’s “virtual communities” are connected online, and their only real boundary […]

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