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Grief, Loss, and the Holidays

Grief is a difficult burden to bear, and it becomes even heavier during the holidays. The weight of traditions, expectations, and memories can seem immense and impossible. The following suggestions are intended to help offload some of the burden of grief.…

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Four Flu Shot Facts

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year, but for certain people the vaccine is particularly important. For example, children younger than 5 are especially susceptible to flu-related complications. And people who live in nursing homes or other long-term care communities are more likely to be exposed to the virus. Healthcare workers and other caregivers are at risk of catching the disease and also spreading it, because of the person-to-person contact they engage in.…


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Preventing Falls: A Home Safety Checklist

Caregivers, you may be able to prevent a serious “health incident” for your elderly relatives by simply printing this checklist and using it to evaluate your own home as well as theirs. (After all, home safety is important for all ages!)…


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Rest and Respite: Options for You and Your Family

If you are among the millions of Americans who care for children at home as well as parents who need assistance, you know how difficult it can be to plan a family vacation. Holidays or the end of the school year can mean a change in schedules, and such changes can be difficult to juggle. …