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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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    July 11, 2019

    4 Signs It’s Time to Designate a Family Caregiver

    Today, nearly 40 million Americans serve as family caregivers for an aging or ailing parent.

    It’s not uncommon for an aging loved one to be in denial over their need for assistance because they don’t want to lose their independence. But, asking for...

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    June 6, 2019

    4 Senior Safety Tips for the Hot Summer Months

    The summer months in Cleveland are an exciting time to get outside and enjoy the weather.

    While this may be enjoyable for most people, seniors need to take a few extra precautions during the warmer months to stay safe.

    Last year, MetroHealth reported

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    May 30, 2019

    5 Conversation-Starting Questions for Family Road Trips

    Are you going on a family road trip this summer? 

    Whether you’re traveling a long distance or taking a short weekend getaway, road trips are a great opportunity to turn off your mobile devices and have meaningful conversations with your family. 


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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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