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This is where we provide helpful information and tips for caregivers as well as professionals. Here you can find insights and commentary about caregiving and related topics from our leaders, nurses, and care experts.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Sign And Solutions

During the winter do you sleep later? Do you lose interest in things your usually enjoy? Feel a little sluggish? If you are a caregiver, have you noticed these things in someone you are caring for? If either of you feel a touch of the 'winter blues'...

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A Caregiver Success Story - Lisa & Her Father

I am a human service professional. I believe most of my peers in this field would agree that from time to time we encounter individuals who turn out to be an ongoing source of energy encouragement. When the challenges of the human services and nursing...

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Understanding Advance Directives

In the field of long-term services and supports, we have opportunities to interact with and learn from other professionals. Recently we had an opportunity to learn about health care proxies, living wills and powers of attorney. We thought the information...

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Health Benefits of Being Grateful

Despite challenging and difficult situations surrounding caregivers and consumers participating in Structured Family Caregiving, some of them seem to always appear joyful. On the surface it would appear that they would not have many reasons for this joy. Individuals needing ...

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Make The Most of a Doctor’s Appointment as a Caregiver

A full time caregiver will most likely accompany the person for whom they care on all doctors’ visits. These tips are the same ones that apply when someone sees their own physician, and they’re extremely helpful when there are number ...

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Caregivers Need Support, Too – Tips for Friends and Family of Caregivers

My Aunt Rita cared for her son who had multiple health needs. She kept him home instead of having him live in a group home. I remember heading down West Shore Road for the cursory visit – I surely didn’t ...

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How Adult Day Health Centers & Family Caregivers Work Together

Adult Day Health (ADH) Centers provide a wide range of day services for disabled individuals and the elderly. There are many titles that describe Adult Day Health including: Adult Day Care Center, Adult Day Services, Adult Day Residential ...

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The Importance of Disease Management Expertise in Supporting Caregivers for HIV Survivors

 Caregiver Homes provides a unique form of long term care that we call Structured Family Caregiving (SFC). Caregiver Homes created SFC as an alternative not only to nursing facility placement but also as an additional option alongside other forms of ...

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How Stress Affects Caregiving – Perspectives of a Social Worker and Registered Nurse

A Caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need. The person receiving the care is usually elderly, disabled, or seriously ill. Caregivers help with grocery shopping, house cleaning, cooking, managing finances, medication administration, bathing, dressing, toileting and ...

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12 Tips for Keeping a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Safe and Comfortable at Home

Managing care of a loved one at home with Alzheimer’s Disease can be simplified by making some minor environmental adjustments. These adjustments are intended to simplify the world around those with Alzheimer’s, as well as accentuate their ...

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Planning Ahead: Holiday Caregiving for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

As we begin to approach the holiday season, it’s a good time to begin to think about how you might approach the holidays differently now that you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, or ...

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