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    How to choose a nursing home

    Posted 07/10/2018 by Fallon Health

    Finding a nursing home for a family member or friend is stressful for all involved.

    Focus on the practical issues at hand to make it a little easier, says Lisa DeWitt, RN, of Fallon’s Summit ElderCare program. Lisa has advice for you on what to look for and how to evaluate a facility.

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    Training helps caregivers develop skills for the job of caregiving

    Posted 03/07/2018 by Fallon Health

    "Parent, spouse, relative and friend are terms that explain relationships between people. The word 'caregiver,' however, describes something you do for someone else. That makes it a job," says guest blogger Crystal Polizzotti, of the Healthy Living Center for Excellence. She has ideas for you on how you can get the training you need to do that job well.

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    Signs of caregiver depression and 3 ways to avoid it

    Posted 01/30/2018 by Fallon Health

    When you're a caregiver, the managing, planning and worry that come with the role can be overwhelming and consuming. You may not realize that you're becoming depressed. In this post, Dr. Brenda King discusses how to recognize the signs of caregiver depression and what to do if you are already experiencing depression. 

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    Benefits of a daily plan for someone with dementia

    Posted 01/17/2018 by Fallon Health

    Investing time in developing a daily plan can reduce stress and improve quality of life for someone with dementia—and for caregivers, too. Nicole McGurin, of the Alzheimer's Association, offers tips to make it easier to organize your day. 

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  • Janet Rico

    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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