The CARE Act: Helping Family Caregivers From Hospital to Home

Originally Posted on 03/07/2016 by AARP http://blog.aarp.org/2016/03/07/the-care-act-helping-family-caregivers-from-hospital-to-home/  In preparing Mom’s medication, my 90-year-old Pop would fill a syringe using the light of the kitchen window to see if the dosage was correct. He set up the nebulizer on a table with handwritten step-by-step instructions to remind him how to operate it. Today, millions of family caregivers…

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An Interview with Phyllis

Originally featured in Women of Distinction Magazine: September 8, 2016 http://go.epublish4me.com/ebook/ebook?id=10090395#/0 Q&A Q: A good deal of your coaching practice is centered on working with family caregivers. What are some of the challenges facing family caregivers today? A: Their biggest challenge is to have a life of their own while caring full time for their…

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Teresa of Calcutta: A Life of Caring and Service

Mother Teresa Documentary   Life as a Young Sister Captivated by stories of missionaries, Agnes left her family home in Skopje in 1928 at the age of 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto. “Be so kind to hear my sincere desire,” she humbly wrote to the Loreto Mother Superior. “I want to join your…

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13 Dangers of Caregiver Denial Guest Post By Dana Larsen

Originally Posted on A Place for Mom: Senior Living Blog on September 28, 2015   Denial is a normal human emotion, especially with symptoms as heartbreaking as dementia or Alzheimer’s, as no one wants to confront the disease for which there is currently no cure. But there are risks to caregiver denial. Dangers that go…

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INCIVILITY VS. BULLYING: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHYLLIS

Originally published in the AORN Periop Insider Weekly Newsletter  July 28, 2016.      Authored by Carina Stanton The term “bully” is often used incorrectly to classify both bullies and those expressing incivility. Understanding the distinction between the two can help to put structure around communication and action in attempts to weed out bad behavior…

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