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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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    A caregiver perspective on recognizing dementia and building a support circle

    Posted 11/06/2018 by Fallon Health

    Seeing signs of dementia in a loved one can bring up emotions ranging from denial and confusion to anger and fear. In this post about her journey as a caregiver, Lisa Marrone describes her initial response to changes in her mother's behavior and how important it is to look for support after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Preparing for holidays when you’re a caregiver

    Posted 10/23/2018 by Fallon Health

    Celebrations and the preparations leading up to them can be difficult when someone close to you is struggling with serious health issues. If you’re already feeling like you’re operating at or over your maximum capacity, you may want to think ahead about what you can reasonably do during the holidays this year.

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  • Using FMLA to take time off for caregiving

    Posted 09/18/2018 by Fallon Health

    If you have a family member—child, spouse or parent—with a serious health condition, you may be able to use the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to get the time off you need to provide that care. Jill Green Lebow, head of human resources for Fallon Health, explains how the FMLA process can be helpful for some caregivers.  

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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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