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When a Healthcare Worker Becomes a Family Caregiver

Healthcare workers are trained to provide compassionate care to patients in need, but what happens when they are faced with the challenge of caring for a terminally-ill loved one? Caring for a terminally-ill loved one can be emotionally and physically taxing for anyone, but it can be especially difficult when a healthcare worker becomes a family caregiver.
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Coping with Caregiver Guilt

Providing care for a loved one can take a significant toll on a family caregiver, both physically and mentally. Despite their best efforts, caregivers often experience feelings of guilt and inadequacy, believing that they could and should be doing more. This burden of caregiver guilt only adds to the already challenging nature of caregiving, making it even more difficult to manage.
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Understanding Medical Alert Options

Seniors and individuals facing serious illness are at an increased risk of falls. There are many options for medical alert systems that summon assistance in an emergency. It’s important to choose the right medical alert device for your situation.
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How to Improve Caregiving Conversations

In a perfect world, everyone would be on the same page about the care of a sick or aging loved one. However, topics like finances, estate planning, medical decisions, living arrangements, and caregiving plans can be challenging.  It’s very common for family members to have different ideas, and opinions and emotions can run high. Use the tips below to improve caregiving conversations with your loved ones.
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

In December 2022, at least 39 people were killed in Erie County during a fierce holiday blizzard. While the victims ranged in age, the storm was a sobering reminder that seniors face unique risks each winter.
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Reduce Your Stress in 5 Minutes or Less

Although a small dose of stress is good for you, longer periods of stress and anxiety can be detrimental to your health. Learning how to reduce your stress in small ways can have a big impact.