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    A 100-year-old widow client also is going strong with Lorraine’s help and the companionship of a 15-year-old dog (perhaps the equivalent of 105 “human” years). “Her dog is perfectly matched for her because neither one moves very quickly."   Read more

    September 06, 2017
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    CAREGiver of the Month Tatiana found a perfect match in 2007 that blossomed into a memorable 10-year caregiving relationship with an 89-year-old client who loved to remain on the go despite her mobility challenges.   Read more

    July 30, 2017
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    A family caregiver and her senior mother update their living arrangement to benefit both their needs.   Read more

    July 26, 2017
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    In addition, Lou is a Tuesday night volunteer at a soup kitchen that feeds 200 people. His Thursday nights are taken up with a men’s Bible study. Once a month, he tags along with his wife’s church ministry group as “a bodyguard of sorts”   Read more

    July 18, 2017
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    A family caregiver tries to remain positive while caring for her declining mother.   Read more

    July 12, 2017
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    "Even with dementia," Carmelita explained, "they can often remember the old times. Short-term memories are not so good. My late client, who I assisted for four years, would reminisce all the time.   Read more

    July 06, 2017
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    Small changes to a family caregiver's diet and exercise habits benefit her and her senior mother.   Read more

    June 28, 2017
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    Carmelita, who had been helping a 99-year-old client for the past four years before she passed away, recently started with a new dementia client and a getting-to-know-you process is under way.   Read more

    June 27, 2017
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    Time away from her senior mother gives a family caregiver respite and an opportunity to reflect.   Read more

    June 14, 2017
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    Moeshea also had a role model, a shining example of what compassion is: her grandmother. Moeshea explained: "Grandma helped people, including the elderly, as a volunteer caregiver at her church.   Read more

    June 13, 2017
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    A family caregiver finds focus and contentment while sharing a list of things she’s grateful for.   Read more

    June 02, 2017
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    Ron has prospered as a CAREGiver, emotionally and spiritually. "When I made the decision to do this, I was determined to give 150 percent. I am not a young person, but I am healthy. I'll continue to do this as long as I enjoy it,"   Read more

    May 24, 2017
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    The seemingly smallest caregiving issues can sometimes become the most stressful for family caregivers.   Read more

    May 18, 2017
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    With help from the family, a move to a new city is successful for a senior parent with dementia.   Read more

    April 25, 2017
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    A family caregiver and her senior mother have a good experience with their new Home Instead CAREGiver.   Read more

    April 12, 2017
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    Moving takes an emotional toll on a senior, as she says goodbye to her beloved friend and CAREGiver.   Read more

    March 28, 2017
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    Technology can benefit both seniors and caregivers, if necessary privacy precautions are taken.   Read more

    March 17, 2017
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    A family caregiver and her senior mother use resources to help protect their personal information from scammers.   Read more

    February 27, 2017
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    Planning and assistance helps make a move easier for a family caregiver and her senior mother.   Read more

    February 17, 2017
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    A family caregiver shares the experience she and her senior mother had finding the right caregiver.   Read more

    January 27, 2017
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