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    5 ways to make long-distance caregiving easier

    Posted 02/05/2019 by Fallon Health

    Caregiving presents different challenges when you’re not able to be there in person, for whatever reason, to help your loved one.

    Michelle Malkoski, RN, has tips that can make long-distance caregiving a little easier for you—and help you ensure that your loved one gets the right support.

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    When adults receiving care feel like a burden

    Posted 01/22/2019 by Fallon Health

    Very often, older adults are aware of how difficult it is for those who are helping with their care. Many are upset about it, even if they can't or won't talk about it. And some, social worker Emily Lemire says, "freely use the word burden to describe themselves in relation to their caregivers." 

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    Importance of friendship as we age

    Posted 01/08/2019 by Fallon Health

    When you’re a caregiver, you know how helpful it is to have the support of your friends and how difficult it is if you don’t. The person you’re providing care for may feel the same way.

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    Ask doctors and pharmacists for medication management help

    Posted 12/13/2018 by Fallon Health

    There’s a lot to keep track of and understand when you’re managing someone’s medication. Questions come with the territory. Luckily, you have professionals to help you—your loved one’s pharmacist and medical providers are great sources of information and insight. You just have to ask for their help.

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    What to do when your loved one resists plans and help

    Posted 11/13/2018 by Fallon Health

    There are many sources of caregiver stress. But there's one that may take you by surprise—your loved one’s resistance to the help you offer. Emily Lemire, a social work manager at Fallon Health, explains where your loved one's feelings may be coming from and how you can deal with them.

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