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Can Caregiving Make You Sick?

November is National Family Caregivers Month. It’s a great time to focus on the hard work and sacrifices millions of family caregivers make every day, dedicating their time and energy to taking care of their loved ones. Although the role of family caregiver is critical, it can take its toll. Taking care of a loved […]

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Does Medicare Cover Respite Care?

This is a guest post by Danielle Kunkle Roberts, the co-owner of Boomer Benefits and a Forbes.com Contributor. Her licensed insurance agency specializes in Medicare-insurance related products, helping tens of thousands of clients across 47 states.       Many people, at one point or another, will be a caregiver to a family member. Currently, 40.4 million people are […]

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Help with the Stress of Caregiving

Here’s a job listing few people would get excited about: 20-100+ hours a week with no pay. Applicant must put the needs of others above their own needs, have physical strength for heavy lifting, a strong stomach to handle bodily fluids, limited or no desire to get outside, an upbeat attitude, ability to thrive with […]

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Concerns for Older Patients. Pay Close Attention.

Managing an illness or injury is tricky in the best of circumstances. There are complicated medication routines and new terminology. You have to make treatment decisions, which can sometimes involve difficult choices. You have to coordinate your care among multiple doctors. All of these tasks must be accomplished while you are feeling ill or in […]

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