Nevada Caregivers Blog

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  1. Welcome to nevadacaregivers.org! The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Caregiver Support Initiative is directed at the needs of unpaid family caregivers to seniors. We are proud to share the launch of our new and improved resource directory, nevadacaregivers.org, formerly known as washoecaregivers.org. The user-friendly website will help ease the confusion that caregiving can sometimes bring. […]

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  2. In this edition, Occupational Therapist Angela Bialorucki shares how to acquire the many different kinds of durable medical and adaptive equipment available, and what is most suitable for...

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  3. In this edition, Christy Pappas, family caregiver, discusses just how important self-care is and how it makes a big difference in the lives of caregivers. The last few...

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  4. How should you prepare for an in-person appointment in this time of Covid? If you are living with one or more chronic medical conditions, it may seem you...

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  5. Preparing to care for an aging parent ahead of time is important for everyone to do. The year I turned 42, my mother became depressed. She had to...

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  6. The majority of the time, the caregiver will set high expectations for how they can help the care recipient. In reality, their goals are unrealistic, and as a...

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  7. Tod Sherman is a family caregiver for his wife, Dawn, and his son, Doug. He shares his story on what it is like to live day-to-day as a...

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  8. As a caregiver, you face many challenges on a day-to-day basis. You may feel overwhelmed and isolated with how you are feeling. You may also deeply care about...

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  9. The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, but many fail to realize the holidays are also a sad time for a lot of...

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  10. Looking for fun ideas to do this holiday season with the person you are caring for? Read on to learn more fun ideas from Deanna Hearn. Deanna Hearn,...

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  11. The holidays are around the corner. It is an exciting time for everyone – for some, it is the time families and friends celebrate with one another. With...

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  12. The purpose of home modifications is to ensure the safety, security, and independence of the person(s) in their own household. As a caregiver, you will want to make...

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  13. AB190 is the family caregivers sick leave bill. With the AB190 bill having taken effect last month, family caregivers no longer have to fear losing jobs to take...

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  14. Advocacy for your family members is important. Families—not institutions—provide the majority of caregiving to chronically ill and disabled persons. These families know the enormity of the burden in...

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  15. There is a good reason why all caregivers need their paper bags… For caregivers, there is a different weight that comes with knowing you are responsible for another...

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  16. At the beginning of my interview with Tod Sherman, he mentioned he was on the phone with me from inside his car. He said he needed a break....

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  17. Everyone experiences grief in his or her life. All of us lose friends and family and it is a heavy task for every one of us. Our best...

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  18. Caregiving can be rewarding and challenging. When an individual is diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis, it’s staggering, not only for the...

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  19. Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. Each year, one in three older adults aged 65 and older experiences a fall, and...

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