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Items Related To Tag 'caregiving'

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      Characteristics of a Caregiver

      Senior Care organizations are seeking well-qualified caregivers to aid the increasing amount of elderly patients requiring support and care. Knowing what innate skills you already posses, and what skills to learn will help you to become a successful caregiver. In a recent study in The Women’s Journal, the Home Instead Senior Care organization conducted a survey with the U.S. Bureau of...

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      Caregiving Tips for Students

      Last month I had a lovely interview with Mia Vargas, a KSUN streaming radio talk show host about caregiving. Throughout the interview we spoke to Sonoma State University student listeners about November as National Caregiving Month. We agreed that many students are learning to be thankful and appreciative of those around them who take care of loved ones. Mia asked many questions about how...

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      Caregiving Love

      Adults are role-models. Whatever we do makes an impact upon whomever is watching. That's especially true for children so when we take on caregiving responsibilities we are showing them what it means to care for others. I've had the good fortune recently to talk with several other bloggers about the topic. They shared some pretty touching stories with me. One in particular by Paige...

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      Talk: A Caregiver's Tool

      When I was caring for Margaret, my wife of 20+ years who passed away only months after an unexpected Stage Four pancreatic cancer diagnosis, I knew that she was very ill, and that our time together was finite. I was no longer able to think in terms of our lives stretching out before us, or of the things we might do or places we might see. By necessity, I became focused much more in the...

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      5 Tips: Knowing What Help You Need

      Why is it so hard to ask for help? Asking for and accepting help is complex. At times, it is essential to admit that you need the helping hand of someone else in order to make a difference in the quality of care you provide for your loved one. Defining what kind of help you need will ease the responsibilities that seem overwhelming. Below are five tips to help you determine the help you need....

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      Caregiver: Make Plans with Your Loved One

      You may be stunned to learn that a loved one is terminally ill . Your heart and your mind can become flooded with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. Perhaps all you can do is ask “what's next?” After the diagnosis and basics of treatment and care have been discussed and decided upon, the next step for many may be to have a conversation about healthcare wishes, finances and insurance. It may...

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      Caregiver: 3 Tips For Keeping Hope Alive

      Caregiver: 3 Tips For Keeping Hope Alive When we are faced with the terminal illness of a loved one, we hope – sometimes against hope itself – that the illness can be overcome and that death can be delayed. Unfortunately, a diagnosis of terminal illness promises only to threaten life and to do so in a downhill spiral. I know that’s what I experienced when my wife was unexpectedly...

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      When the World Shrinks to Just One Room

      “Sometimes all we need is a little pampering to help us feel better.” —Linus of Peanuts Fame One of the harshest realities of a life threatening illness is how drastically the world changes. And it can happen so quickly. One month you are celebrating the holidays in the Lone Star State, and the next month you are sitting in a hospital room wondering what a test will reveal. For a...

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      TIPS to help Aging Parents Manage Meds

      Dale Carter invited me to do an interview on her BlogTalkRadio show on July 27th. It was a very interesting experience and I was pleased with the results. Our discussion provided some very practical information and tips that can help all of us... even though it was specifically geared toward adult children with aging parents. http://blogtalk.vo.llnwd.net/o23/shows/show_1121902.mp3 Tune in and...

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    • Three Months: A CaregivingJourney from Heartbreak to Healing
      Caregivers: About Visitors

      Caregivers: About Visitors When someone hears that your loved one has a serious illness they ask if there is anything they can do. This of course is the right thing to say and some people say it for that precise reason. Others actually mean it and some will even expect an answer. I found while caretaking Margaret, my wife of 20+ years, who was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage Four...

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