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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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    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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    Memory Cafes provide social time without worries about memory problems

    Posted 02/15/2018 by Fallon Health

    At a Memory Café, you have a chance to meet others who understand what you and the person in your life with dementia are going through. It’s a welcoming place for individuals living with dementia, as well as their families, friends and professional caregivers.

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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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