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CAREGIVING 101: Tips for New Caregivers & Their Loved Ones

by: Kathi Koll on

CHAPTER ONE Entering the Medical World As a Caregiver When you are suddenly thrust into life as a caregiver, handling a loved one's medical needs can be one of the most confusing things to manage. Unless you have a medical background, you'll be learning all sorts of new vocabulary and medical processes. You may be interacting with multiple doctors about varied medications and treatments, all of which you need to oversee. You may need to perform a litany of tasks at home, ranging from administering injections to monitoring blood oxygen levels, while also assisting with baths an more

Bringing Technology to Caregiving

by: Kathi Koll on

Just as new technology has changed television and telephones, it’s also changing caregiving. For busy caregivers who need time to work or relax while their loved ones stay home, technology can provide an answer. For example, caregiver Peter Rosenberger, who hosts a caregiving radio show on IHeart radio, uses technology frequently to make his life work better as he cares for his wife, Gracie, who lost her lower legs in a car accident more than 30 years ago. “Caregivers are known to be resourceful and adaptive,” Rosenberger said. “Using technology to help is a growing trend.” more