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Recognizing Caregivers—Those Who Care for Our Loved Ones, and Ourselves

As I discussed in my last blog post, my husband Don was recently diagnosed with a liver abscess and blood infection. The day after we returned from the hospital was a Sunday, and I went to church. After services, a woman approached me and asked if I wanted my name, along with Don’s who was already there, added to the prayer list. My first reaction was to say, “No, I’m fine.”

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Managing a Health Crisis—and Lack of Reliable Information

Recently, my husband Don suffered a major health crisis. The diagnosis was a liver abscess and blood infection caused by a specific bacterium. Indeed, the experience has been very difficult emotionally. With that—and with most any health scare, there comes a level of fear, which I believe is rooted in lack of consistent and reliable information.

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End of Life: Will you get the care you want?

Those of us who work with people facing the end of life have been aware of this issue for a long time. But while not ‘news’ to many of us, I’m happy to see experts take a critical look at how our health system is lacking when it comes to end of life care.

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Assess Your Needs

Check out this section to assess your needs and guide your long-term elder care strategy. Specifically, our Care Guide Compass helps determine options for care and those costs based on your needs and ultimately, leads you down the right path for care.

Evaluate Providers

Ready to hone your provider search and evaluate options? This section helps guide your search and offers checklists to use as you evaluate providers so you’re armed with the right information and make the most informed decision.

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