Caregiver Connection
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    How caregiving changes relationships

    Posted 12/11/2017 by Fallon Health

    Long-established relationships can change quickly when dementia becomes a factor. Dr. Brenda King describes one couple's experience and gives tips for recognizing and adapting to dementia-related changes. 

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    A long, difficult caregiving journey with great rewards

    Posted 11/20/2017 by Fallon Health

    Guest contributor Janet Sweeney Rico, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.B.A., describes her experience caring for her daughter, who has needed intensive, round-the-clock caregiving since birth.

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  • Get caregiving tips and resources in a free guide

    Posted 11/14/2017 by Fallon Health

    November is set aside as National Family Caregivers Month, but it’s no secret that providing care for an aging adult is more of a round-the-clock, year-round endeavor. We recently put together a guide to help new and seasoned caregivers called Caring from the heart: A guide for caregivers of aging adults.

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    Support for caregivers of people with dementia

    Posted 11/06/2017 by Fallon Health

    Guest blogger Grace Whiting, of the National Alliance for Caregiving, shares research on dementia caregiving that underscores just how much family caregivers do each and every day. She also describes new efforts to focus on the care and support needs of people living with dementia—and their caregivers.

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  • Making changes at home to prevent falls

    Posted 10/18/2017 by Fallon Health

    Falling is a common worry among older adults and their caregivers—for good reason. 75% of falls take place in or near the home. Read more for some tips that can help ensure that your loved one’s living space is free of common hazards. 

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    Coordinating care for your loved one

    Posted 09/27/2017 by Fallon Health

    In an ideal world, the communication between your loved one's health care providers would be seamless, but that's not usually how it works out. Most often, the task of coordinating care falls to the patient—and the patient’s caregivers.

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    How EAPs help with caregiving issues

    Posted 09/12/2017 by Fallon Health

    Guest blogger Kathleen Greer, an expert on employee assistance programs, knows there’s no way to be prepared for your “new normal” when you're a caregiver. But what if you had a resource at your fingertips that could provide some emotional support for you—and the information, support and resources you need to help plan for your loved one’s care?

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    5 ways to prevent falls

    Posted 08/23/2017 by Fallon Health

    One in four people aged 65 and older fall each year. But paying attention to changes in health and mobility can help you reduce the risk of your loved one falling. 

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