Category: Care of the Caregiver

Stress Management Using Self-Help Techniques for Dealing with Stress It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think.more>>

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A Practical, Compassionate Guide to Facing Life’s End Advice from a new book for times when required tasks seem insurmountable By Edie Grossfield If you are sure you would never read a book about how to face death, especially long before you need it, A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life andmore>>

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So, Who Cares for the Caregiver? by Kevin Harding    At our house, the caregiver is my wife, Kelly. We have been married for thirty-five years, twenty-two of them playing the role of caregiver. Having your spouse as the caregiver often comes with its own unique challenges. Caregiving can involve dealing with tremors, kidney issues, slowmore>>

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I’m Fine, Thanks By Pat D’Andria  That is the life of a caregiver. You are always fine because the focus is always on the person that you care for. You are “just fine” because if you think of allowing yourself to be anything other than fine, your legs will come out from under you. Youmore>>

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What Does Hospice Do and How Can it Help Your Parent? by Elizz Authors Hospice care is an option for family members who are experiencing a life-limiting or terminal illness. This can be given at a care facility such as a nursing home, at an actual hospice, or in the comfort of a patient’s or caregiver’s home. As amore>>

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Some Things I Have Learned by John Patterson  *I have learned to learn about the illness. In my case, I have learned about 11 illnesses, only to find that any one of them may crop up and have symptoms at any time and last for a few minutes, a few hours, a few days ormore>>

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Practice Patience! Self-Care Tip       For Caregivers to the Dying and Bereaved   As a caregiver, most likely one responsibility you have is relating to doctors offices, hospitals, and insurance companies on behalf of your patient or loved one. This part of your role can be emotionally taxing.   Recently, after dialing a doctor’smore>>

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Loving on Empty: The Energy of Caregiving by Mike Verano    Through my practice as a psychotherapist and my role as a caregiver support group leader,  I have met many people who describe an experience that I only recently have been able to name. This experience, which I witnessed first-hand as my wife and Imore>>

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Caregiving Isn’t For Wimps by Harriet Hodgson    I’ve been a caregiver for more than 18 years: nine years as my mother’s caregiver, seven years as my twin grandchildren’s guardian/caregiver, and two years as my disabled husband’s caregiver. This experience has taught me that caregiving isn’t for wimps. We need physical strength and mental couragemore>>

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Providing Care for Complex Illnesses at Home: Can I Do It? Tips for caregivers. By Cheryl Arenella, MD, MPH According to a Harris Survey on End-of-Life Care conducted in 2002, the vast majority of Americans (86%) believe that people with terminal illness would most like to receive end-of-life care at home.  Yet nearly 70% of deathsmore>>

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