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    When caregiving becomes complex

    Posted 04/30/2021 by Fallon Health

    If your loved one's health declines, you may find yourself taking responsibility for complicated, difficult tasks that used to fall to medical professionals. "It's not unusual for caregivers to feel overwhelmed," said Linda Pellegrini, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In her blog post, she explains which tasks are considered complex, how to find resources to help you and why it's imperative to take care of yourself.

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    Technology to help you with caregiving

    Posted 06/25/2019 by Fallon Health

    The correct technology can help make caregiving more manageable. But with so much available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

    Consider these caregiving technologies your starting point.

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    5 ways to make long-distance caregiving easier

    Posted 02/05/2019 by Fallon Health

    Caregiving presents different challenges when you’re not able to be there in person, for whatever reason, to help your loved one.

    Michelle Malkoski, RN, has tips that can make long-distance caregiving a little easier for you—and help you ensure that your loved one gets the right support.

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    Ask doctors and pharmacists for medication management help

    Posted 12/13/2018 by Fallon Health

    There’s a lot to keep track of and understand when you’re managing someone’s medication. Questions come with the territory. Luckily, you have professionals to help you—your loved one’s pharmacist and medical providers are great sources of information and insight. You just have to ask for their help.

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  • Managing medication when your loved one moves to a different care setting

    Posted 08/07/2018 by Fallon Health

    Medication management is among the most important tasks for caregivers. Medication errors can easily cause additional health problems, sometimes very serious ones. 

    But there are a few things you can do to stay on top of your loved one’s medication regimen, even during moves between hospital, home and a rehabilitation or nursing facility

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