Caregivers

What does a patient advocate do?

Recently, a client came to me for help with managing a chronic illness that was having a tremendous effect on her daily life. The client’s symptoms made it difficult for her to work or have loving relationships with family members. Even eating and sleeping became difficult. Her situation became even worse when the medical bills began to arrive. It was time…

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Changes in Caring for Elderly Parents

The responsibility of caregiving in the past generally fell to a middle-aged, stay-at-home woman, often a mother, who while attending to the needs of her household, had the added responsibility of caring for elderly parents. Nowadays all family members are more likely to have a role in the care of an elder family member. As the baby boomer generation enters…

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