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    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    Cathy Nichols

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    May 16, 2019

    5 Summer Programs for Grieving Children and Teens In and Around Cleveland

    According to Crossroads Hospice, nearly 5 million children in the U.S. experience the death of one or both parents. Sadly, this number does not include the loss of other significant people in their lives.

    To aid those grieving, the Cleveland area...

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    May 2, 2019

    6 Compassionate Conversation Topics for a Funeral or Memorial Service

    If someone you know recently lost a loved one, it may be difficult to find the right words to say.

    The intense pain that accompanies grief often makes others feel uncomfortable about offering support to those grieving. But, don’t let discomfort...

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    April 11, 2019

    How to Show Appreciation to a Professional Caregiver in Northeast Ohio

    Did you know nursing care facilities have a median turnover rate of 43%?

    For someone who hasn’t served as a professional caregiver, it may be difficult to understand the responsibilities that come with this role.

    Caregiving is a mixed bag of trials...

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    March 14, 2019

    4 Thoughtful Conversations to Have With a Family Caregiver

    Caring for an aging family member is a true act of love, but with it, comes a myriad of responsibilities.

    For someone who hasn’t served as a family caregiver, it may be difficult to understand the physical, mental and emotional aspects of this...

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    January 31, 2019

    6 Common Family Caregiver Responsibilities

    Statistics show one in four people will serve as a family caregiver at some point in their life. A family caregiver is generally defined as someone, typically a relative, who is responsible for attending to the emotional and physical needs of an...

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    January 10, 2019

    8 Senior Safety and Health Concerns This Winter

    An increasing number of aging seniors prefer to remain in their own home later in life. To accommodate, we’ve discussed general home safety tips that give caregivers peace of mind. Now that the cold winter months are here, potential health and...

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    December 27, 2018

    A Tribute to Northeast Ohio Caregivers for Their Dedication to Compassion and Care

    “From caring comes courage.” –Lao Tzu

    In 2016, we created the Busch Caregiver Award program to recognize the hard work of individuals in our community that have taken on the responsibility of caregiving.

    The monthly program accepts nominations from...

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    December 20, 2018

    3 Ways to Create More Meaning With Loved Ones this Holiday Season

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.”

    Do you hear Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé renditions of “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” echoing through the mall as you prepare for friends and family to gather together? The...

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    November 29, 2018

    How To Write and Deliver a Meaningful Eulogy

    Being chosen to write a eulogy for a loved one is a great honor. It’s your final gift that you can give to the deceased. But in the midst of grieving, it can be difficult to put your thoughts into words. 

    A eulogy is part of a funeral or memorial...

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    November 15, 2018

    4 Creative Ways to Express Gratitude this Thanksgiving

    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

    —William Arthur Ward

    What are you most thankful for in life? Perhaps, it’s food on the table. Or, a bed to sleep in at night.

    With Thanksgiving around the...

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