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Knowing some baseline things about your loved one’s mesothelioma diagnosis will help you be able to provide better support and be a better caregiver. Image: Pexels

How to Provide Care for a Loved One with Mesothelioma

It’s never easy navigating through a loved one’s hardships, especially in situations where you feel powerless. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help support your loved one through hard times and provide much needed assurance—even when the hard time in question involves something as serious as a cancer diagnosis.

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09/22/2022

Two older adults sharing a meal together

After a Hospital Discharge, Food is a Valuable Medicine

When a loved one is discharged from a hospital stay, their doctor will likely give them medicine to help improve their condition so they can stay well enough to avoid having to return to the hospital in the future. As caregivers, we may have the responsibility of making sure a loved one is keeping up on their medication post-discharge. However, are we remembering to pay just as much attention to another source of medication necessary to their healing process: the food they eat?

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By Julie Hayes | 09/15/2022

A young adult family caregiver with his older loved one

Family Caregivers are Stressed, Tired—and in Your Workforce

Programs that provide support for employees serving as family caregivers are emerging as a critical employee benefit option, particularly as providers focus on addressing the full scope of emotional and mental health considerations.  

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By Michelle Palmer | 09/15/2022

A caregiver supporting an older loved one using a walker

Identifying Risks and Preventing Falls for Older Adults

Winter weather can be beautiful, but along with the picturesque snow comes the less ideal increase to falls caused by ice and slush. While falls can be dangerous for people of all ages, they are a particular risk to older loved ones. According to the CDC Injury Center, around 25 percent of adults aged 65 and over will experience a fall over the course of a year. These falls are the cause of more than 2.8 million injuries that require hospital treatment, such as hip fractures and traumatic brain injury, resulting in over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,700 deaths annually. 

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By Julie Hayes | 02/15/2021

Senior center attendees participating in an exercise program

Tips for Connecting with a Senior Center

Senior Centers are a vital community resource for older adults, providing a wide variety of programs, services and supports, and enabling older adults to remain active and engaged, while combating social isolation and loneliness. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that “Today, almost 10,000 senior centers serve more than 1 million older adults every day.” It can be intimidating or challenging to initially connect with a senior center. Here are some practical tips to get started.

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By Ashlee Williman | 11/13/2019