Caregiver Connection
  • 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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    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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  • How to involve family and friends in helping with caregiving

    Posted 06/26/2017 by Fallon Health

    There are many reasons your family and friends may not be providing the help you need. Focus instead on these three ways to ask for help more effectively. 

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  • Avoid caregiver burnout with 4 ways to take care of yourself

    Posted 06/01/2017 by Fallon Health

    When you spend so much of your energy taking care of someone else, it's easy to put off your own needs. But you need to take care of yourself and keep yourself strong, so you can continue doing what you do for your loved one. There are some basic things you can do to ease the stress you feel, and maybe even prevent some of it.

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  • Signs of caregiver depression and 3 ways to avoid it

    Posted 05/31/2017 by Marguerite

    Caregivers often fall into a cycle of depression and stress. Paying attention to your own needs and staying aware of the signs of depression can help. 

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