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Care for the Caregivers

  • Take Care blog: News and resources about caring for a loved one and those who do it.
  • Balancing work and caregiving: An estimated 25.5 million Americans face challenges like these every day as they struggle to balance work responsibilities with caring for a relative aged 50 or older.
  • Caregiving support: Being the primary caregiver for your loved one does not have to mean that you do everything on your own. Learn how to enlist the help of others and share the care.
  • 10 ways to deal with caregiver stress: When you're caring for others it's critical that you first take care of yourself. By not doing so, you put yourself at risk of exhaustion, health problems and even complete burnout.
  • 6 signs of caregiver burnout: You probably know all the details about the health of the person for whom you’re caring. You’re on top of what medications must be taken and when, and you can even spot minor changes in her mood and attitude. Are you as aware of what’s going on with you?
  • Easing age-based sibling rivalry in caregiving: Is it possible to overturn an old pecking order to create a new spirit of cooperation?


End of Life

  • Facts about hospice: Myths and misconceptions about hospice can cause some to fear it. Find out what hospice is and how it can help you and your loved one during life's final journey.
  • Getting the facts about palliative care: For those with a chronic or life-threatening illness, palliative care can provide pain relief and a better quality of life.
  • Providing comfort: Palliative care: A medical specialty, palliative care enhances the individual’s overall quality of life by providing a wide range of services.

 

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