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If You’re a Caregiver, Try these Techniques to Relieve Stress.

There are many ways to manage the stress of caregiving.

Caring for another person is stressful. Whether you’re the main caregiver or one of several, helping someone who is ill or recovering can exact an emotional toll. In fact, one American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study found that about one in three caregivers rate their stress level as “high”. […]

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This Hospital Safety Checklist Can Help You Avoid Readmissions After Discharge

A Checklist to Avoid Going Back to the Hospital

Fact: 20 to 30 Percent of All Patients End Up Back in the Hospital Within a Month Often, it’s because they can’t drive to get prescriptions filled or make it to follow-up doctor appointments. Sometimes patients ignore signs of health problems after a hospital stay, hoping they’ll just “go away”. […]

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Caring for Someone with Special Needs? Here’s Some Help.

Making it easier to care for people with special needs.

Caring for a family member with special needs can be a lifetime commitment. Whether a stroke or other major health event causes a disability, or a condition is diagnosed while one is an infant, taking care of individuals with special needs comes with a unique array of challenges. While there […]

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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips on Balancing Your Own Needs with Those You Care For

How to Balance Your Needs With Those You Care For.

Taking care of someone else is a selfless act of love, but it can easily become overwhelming. If you are a caregiver, you know how easy it is to put the needs of the person for whom you’re helping before your own. While it’s rewarding, it may also lead to […]

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

CaringBridge can help you care for someone from afar.

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 […]

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