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Caregiving Tips

Choosing The Right Caregiver

You may have visited your family member recently and saw that they were struggling with making meals, light housekeeping, bathing or other types of activities of daily living (ADLs). You mention this to them, and they agree that they need help. So, you need to hire a caregiver…now what? Hiring a caregiver can be a […]

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Give Yourself a Break

So how can you – as a caregiver -give yourself a break without putting your loved one at risk? Caring for a friend or family member with a physical or cognitive impairment can really take a toll. Mental and physical burnout often leads to health problems for the caregiver. In fact, caregivers put their own health

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Caring for the Caregiver: Top 4 Tips for the Sandwich Generation

As is the case in most every state, the number of informal caregivers in Massachusetts is rising. There are estimated to be around 700,000 across that state. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance (http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content/pdfs/state_profile_ma.pdf)  they provide a combined 760 million hours of care each year for an average of 1,058 hours each. For caregivers that

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Three Generations of Summer Fun: Top 5 Tips for Summer Travel with an Older Loved One

Summer road trips with family can create memories that last a lifetime. Especially when those trips include grandparents. With a little advanced planning, you can make this summer’s travel fun and safe for every generation of your family. New Jersey aging experts from Fall River Jewish Home offer five quick and easy tips to make

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