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Finding Long-Distance Caregiving a Challenge? These Tips Will Help.

Your heart may be in the right place, but until it’s possible for someone to be in two places at once, there will be times when caregiving from afar is the only realistic option. How you manage the long-distance caregiving situation will determine how well it works. Here are some suggestions to improve long-distance caregiving. Get to Know Key People […]

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Great Ways to Help You Cover Long-Term Caregiving Costs

Whether you’re taking care of an elderly parent or anyone else with ongoing care needs, expenses — often very significant ones — add up quickly. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare, Americans devote nearly $375 billion a year in time and money to care for older adults — which is nearly twice as much as what we spend on […]

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Hospitals Can Be Dangerous – Tips to Protect Your Loved Ones From Infections and Accidents.

Thanks to a wealth of great medical websites, we’ve never had access to more knowledge about health conditions and treatment choices. However, the average caretaker or advocate knows much less about potentially-harmful complications known as “Hospital Acquired Conditions,” or “HACs” that can be dangerous — even deadly. National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 3-9 and shines a light on the […]

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Tips for Meaningful Visits to People with Memory Loss

If you are a caregiver for someone who is suffering memory loss, it may fall on you to schedule visits with other family members. For those who are not used to the changing behaviors conditions such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s can bring, a visit can feel intimidating and unfamiliar. Here are some caregiving tips to help make each visit more […]

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Caregiving: How long can I do this?

When was the last time you listened to birds singing? Or noticed tree leaf buds bursting open on a spring day? Or enjoyed the laughter of children? Can’t remember? That may mean you’re caring too much for other people and cheating yourself out of living your life. You also may be cheating yourself out of your health. Caregiving can be […]

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Here are some caregiving tips on navigating the holidays (and beyond)

November is National Caregivers Month We at CaringBridge know that when you’re stepping up to help a friend or loved one on a health journey, the holidays can become an extra-stressful time. In addition to your already-jammed to-do list, being a caregiver during the holidays demands a good chunk of extra time – as well as taking more of a […]

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