It has happened to most of us, especially those who work in settings where social distancing is difficult: someone in your inner circle tested positive for COVId-19, so you must self-isolate. When you are a caregiver, there can be a dilemma about your next steps. Of course, your loved one or clients’ safety should come…

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Long_termCarePlanning

You’re diligently saving money for retirement, so you’ll be able to live comfortably as you age. But if you’re not accounting for long-term care costs, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Many adults don’t realize that long-term care isn’t covered by most health insurance, and as a result, fail to plan for this…

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SocialWellness

  Lack of social support from your family and friends can have negative implications for your health and wellness as a caregiver. In fact, researchers suggest that maintaining poor social networks could have the same psychosocial and biomedical risk factors as cigarette smoking. Poor social support among caregivers is also associated with increased mortality, depression,…

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veterans and U.S. flag

Painting by David Goff   Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness (i.e., cancer), a progressive long-term disease (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease), or suffering from a debilitating injury (i.e. loss of a limb), can be devastating. In fact, you and your loved one will likely experience intense distress as you try to…

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