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Respite Care Can Be Invaluable for Family Caregivers

Time off from caregiving duties is a necessity, not luxury

Care at Home

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Acceptance of a Loved One's Condition Isn't Giving Up

Dealing with hard facts can help you face challenges

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How to Hire a Caregiver For Your Loved One

Steps to finding the right type of in-home care

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Considering Moving a Parent into Your Home?

All involved should answer these questions first

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When Neighbors and Friends Are the 'Family' Caregivers

How to embrace these informal social networks

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Keys to a Smooth Trip With Someone Who Needs Care

Plan ahead to avoid complications while traveling

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End-of-life Doulas Provide a New Type of Caregiving

'Death midwives' help both the patient and family

Legal and Financial Guidance

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Powers of Attorney: Crucial Documents for Caregiving

Get these legal papers in place before you need them

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Prepare a Digital Estate Plan for Future Caregivers

Provide information to manage your online data

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Why All Adults Should Have a Living Will

Provide clarity and closure to your loved ones

Personal Caregiver Stories

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Caregiver of the Week: Susan from Illinois

Susan deals with her mom’s memory loss by finding joy in the present

Lee Woodruff and her mother

Learning to be a Summer Vacation Caregiver

Caring for my aging mother, while remembering to still nurture myself

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The Many Faces of Caregiving and Their Challenges

3 family caregivers share experiences of hard-fought battles and struggles

From the Caregiving Community