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Caregiving and Caregiver Support

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If you’re the primary caregiver of a loved one, you are not alone. Today in America, millions of people are providing care in the home to a seriously ill or disabled loved one. We’ve compiled a library of articles to provide support and information as your fulfill your stressful yet rewarding role as caregiver. 

Caregiving Support Tips

Practical ways to face some of the more common challenges of caregiving:

How to Use Oxygen Safely in a Home

Caregivers: If You're Feeling Overwhelmed, "HALT"

How to Be a Fearless Caregiver

How to Manage Medications

7 Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

9 Ways for Caregivers to Keep Their Homes Safe This Holiday

Caregiving and Unforeseen Circumstances

For caregivers, bad weather or natural disasters can mean power outages or destruction to the home that could prove life-threatening to a sick loved one. These articles help you prepare before disaster strikes:

How To Plan For A Disaster With A Hospice Patient At Home

Weathering Winter Storms as a Caregiver

What It's Like to Be a Caregiver

Until you’ve had to face the realities of being the primary caregiver, you never really understand the stress and complexities involved. These articles offer help and hope, whether you’ve just started taking care of someone or you’re a long-time caregiver:

Are You Guilty of CWE: Caregiving While Employed?

Family Caregivers Share Their Personal Experiences

In the Wake of War: Helping Veterans Face End-Of-Life Issues

Put the Comfort Back in Comfort Care

The Benefits of Caregiving

What is Expected of the Primary Caregiver?

14 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Your loved one isn’t the only one who needs care during this difficult time. Caregivers give of themselves, often to the detriment of their own mental and physical health. Here are ways to take care of yourself while caring for another—or for those who offer their support:

Caregiver Stress and Heart Disease Risk

Caregiving Support After a Heart Attack

Caring For The Caregiver

Respite Care Brings Relief for Caregiver Burnout

Who's Caring for the Breast Cancer Caregiver?

Who Is Today’s Caregiver?

A by-the-numbers look at today’s caregiver, what it’s costing them and what they are doing:

Infographic: Caregiver Facts and Figures

Who are The Caregivers?

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