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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  • Older couple taking a walk

    After a diagnosis of dementia

    Posted 07/17/2017 by Fallon Health

    Before your loved one’s dementia was diagnosed, you may have interpreted the behavior you saw as inattention or disinterest. Now that you know, you can consider next steps, planning and the best ways to communicate with your loved one.

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  • woman and caregiver sitting on a dock

    Becoming a caregiver

    Posted 05/03/2017 by Fallon Health

    Caregiving begins with that first trip to the grocery store, that first autumn your dad can’t rake, that first time you have to drive your loved one. And calling yourself a caregiver—even if only when you’re with certain friends or only in your thoughts—is important. It’s a small way to remind yourself that you’re not alone. 

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