Category Archives: Caregiving

Palliative Care…Do You Know What It Is?

The phone rings and your heart speeds up at the news: your mom has just been diagnosed with a chronic and painful disease. You know that there are many decisions to be made and that your mom and family will need information and support.  This is more than just a medical condition.  It will affect…
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Give A Caregiver Break During The Season

We are headed into the Holiday Season; children are thinking of Christmas presents, parents of family gatherings. Even with the joy of the season, we are also a year older and in some cases a little less “festive” as we were last year. The stress of Christmas shopping and get together may be more intense…
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Could You or Someone You Love Be a Fall Risk?

By Mary Casterline, Senior Community Advisor, Living By Your Design, Inc. Who is at risk for falling? Do you think it couldn’t happen to you or your loved one?   Think again.  Every year one out of three older Americans over 65 fall.  You may think falling is inevitable for all of us at one…
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Palliative Care…Do You Know What It Is?

What is the Definition of Palliative Care? By Mary Casterline, Senior Community Advisor, Living By Your Design, Inc. The phone rings and your heart speeds up at the news: your mom has just been diagnosed with a chronic and painful disease. You know that there are many decisions to be made and that your mom and…
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