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Every Caregiver’s Ultimate Helper: Our Online SupportPlanner

When it comes to taking care of a friend or a loved one who’s ill or on the mend, you’d do anything. But unfortunately, you can’t do everything. We know. That’s why we have a whole team of keen, innovative minds creating and perfecting tools to make your life easier so you can provide the best possible care without missing […]

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Good Deeds Create Instant Karma

She was tiny, ancient, and very, very slow. The old woman, stooped with osteoporosis and carrying a large grocery bag, inched toward the supermarket entrance. “Can I help you?” I asked. She said yes without hesitation and handed me the bag (it was feather-light). Minutes later we reached the customer service counter. She touched my arm with her small, nearly-translucent […]

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How to Choose the Right Thank-You Gifts for Caregivers.

Whether a caregiver is a healthcare professional, a family member or a friend, taking care of someone facing a health challenge can be a thankless task. This is especially true if a caregiver is working with someone who has long-term needs. Thank-you gifts for caregivers don’t have to be expensive or elaborate. As with any gift, it’s the thought that […]

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Craft gifts you make in minutes, but are loved forever

Signe Peterson isn’t a fan of idle hands. A CaringBridge volunteer and sometimes-caregiver, she often makes crafts for people who might need a little day-brightening. “This no-sew fleece craft project is inspired by my sister,” says Signe. “When she graduated from high school she and her friends, to remember each other and the good times they shared — made fleece […]

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How does a martyr ask for help? She doesn’t.

Back to my status as martyr. For some history on this, read my first blog post, Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver. In dealing with cancer in my family, these unexpected people began to pop up in my life in roles I never would’ve assigned to them. Some people I knew well, but there were some people I […]

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