Caregiving

Serving as a family caregiver, whether during a health crisis or chronic illness, is a noble, honorable and magnificent act of love. But caregiving can also be relentless, isolating and sometimes scary to have so much responsibility. At CaringBridge, we honor the selflessness of caregiving, and the parents, spouses, siblings, adult children and dear friends thrust into the role, often without warning, when life turns on a dime.

Important tips on medication management for seniors.
Caregiving

Medication Management for Seniors

A recent Yale study revealed that fully 75 percent of patients 65 or older don’t understand their medication routine after leaving the hospital — or they get an incorrect prescription at discharge. No wonder one of every three seniors ends up back in the hospital! In fact, many older patients overdose on meds their first day… Read More

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Pets can ease the burden of caregivers
Caregiving

Pets Can Make Caregiving Easier

Dogs, cats and other pets are more than loving, cute companions. Studies have shown that their presence can benefit a person’s physical and mental well-being. Simply being around a pet can help people lower their blood pressure and reduce stress. Inspiring a Positive Mood Animals can also help combat loneliness, lessen anxiety and confusion, provide… Read More

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There are many ways to manage the stress of caregiving.
Caregiving

If You’re a Caregiver, Try these Techniques to Relieve Stress.

Caring for another person is stressful. Whether you’re the main caregiver or one of several, helping someone who is ill or recovering can exact an emotional toll. In fact, one American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study found that about one in three caregivers rate their stress level as “high”. Try These Tips The stress… Read More

Streamlining the situation: divorced parents caring for one child.
Caregiving

Co-Parenting Tips for a Child’s Care

Keeping track of important family information and schedules gets complicated when two parents are communicating from one home to another. After a divorce, the responsibilities of caring for a child are often divided between two separate homes. In “co-parenting” arrangements like this, it’s very important to communicate a child’s needs well. But when communication is difficult,… Read More

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Our Caregiver of the Month - May 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a family or caregiver that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. For those who have been a part of any kind of health journey, there is an understanding that it will have ups and downs. Each and every individual has their own way of… Read More

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Timesaving Tips for Today’s Busy Caregiver.

How to Create More Time and Streamline Your Life With Some Timesaving Tips Life has lots of moving parts, and all of them eat up the clock. As jam-packed most of our lives are, that’s a real issue. You have errands to run, shopping to do, meetings to attend, kids to drop off, dogs to… Read More

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