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    The long goodbye: Coping with sadness and grief before a loved one dies

    Posted 08/21/2018 by Fallon Health

    Frailty and serious illness can involve significant losses over an extended period of time. How can you manage the sadness and grief of seeing someone you love become disabled, suffer or gradually lose function?

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  • Managing medication when your loved one moves to a different care setting

    Posted 08/07/2018 by Fallon Health

    Medication management is among the most important tasks for caregivers. Medication errors can easily cause additional health problems, sometimes very serious ones. 

    But there are a few things you can do to stay on top of your loved one’s medication regimen, even during moves between hospital, home and a rehabilitation or nursing facility

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  • How to help manage medication for your loved one

    Posted 07/24/2018 by Fallon Health

    Managing multiple medications is difficult, especially for someone struggling with physical or cognitive limitations. If you discover that your loved one needs help, you may end up taking on the important task of medication management. Pharmacists Mojgan Haji and Katherine Loomer have suggestions for how to you can help.

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    How to choose a nursing home

    Posted 07/10/2018 by Fallon Health

    Finding a nursing home for a family member or friend is stressful for all involved.

    Focus on the practical issues at hand to make it a little easier, says Lisa DeWitt, RN, of Fallon’s Summit ElderCare program. Lisa has advice for you on what to look for and how to evaluate a facility.

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    Use these essential documents to formalize caregiving arrangements

    Posted 06/26/2018 by Fallon Health

    No one wants to imagine being mentally or physically unable to make health care and financial decisions independently. And many people assume that, even if it did come to pass, an informal caregiving arrangement would be enough to manage the situation.

    But in most cases you need more than that. Attorney Frederick M. Misilo Jr., an elder law specialist, recommends you use these 4 documents to plan ahead--and make a dramatic difference for you, for your loved one and for the whole family.


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