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It is the holiday season, a time for good food and cheer. It is also the time when people are stressed and tempers flare at the most inopportune time. I was next in the grocery store checkout lane last weekend. an elderly lady and her daughter were watching their...

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Caregivers Deserve Your Gratitude

Caregivers Deserve Your Gratitude

Why thank a caregiver? Have you had the opportunity to provide care to a family member or friend? I had the privilege of being my late mother’s full-time caregiver for 9 ½ years. After she broke her hip at the age of 93, I ended my forty-year career in the public...

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The Misconceptions of Caregiving

The Misconceptions of Caregiving

People who share their misconceptions about caregiving only offer to provide distractions to family members who are attempting to find caregiving services for their loved ones.  Quite possibly these misconceptions could also distract or deter someone from...

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Is Caregiving Suitable for You?

Is Caregiving Suitable for You?

Professional caregivers are a distinctive breed. People who choose caregiving as a profession are accountable for other people's care and well-being. A prerequisite for choosing this profession is they must be sensitive to the needs of others and possess a nurturing...

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The Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout

The Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a state of exhaustion physically, mentally and emotionally. A shift in attitude often occurs in burnout from favorable and caring to negative and indifferent. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't receive the assistance they need, or when they...

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