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Welcome to Shop Sage Products online story-telling corner. We've invited caregivers to tell us their caregiving stories. What better way to learn about caring for our loved ones if not from those who have done it before you, or are doing it with you? If you'd care to submit your own caregiving story, use our form to answer "How or Why Did You Become a Caregiver?".

 
 
 

3 Caregiving Tips for Incontinence

by | Friday, November 11, 2016 |
Here are some tips on caring for this sensitive problem.​

​Caring for someone with incontinence is a sensitive task. Having the right attitude and hygiene regimen may help prevent more serious problems.​ Caregiving is tough. Not only are there larger medical care concerns to worry about, but there are small day-to-day things that need to be taken care of. When a care receiver is struggling with incontinence, this can be a difficult issue. Here are some tips on caring for this sensitive problem.​

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Granny Dot’s story

by | Monday, October 03, 2016 |
Granny Dot’s story

I take a lot of pride in giving my mom the best care possible. Her caregiving has become my mission in life. I do this for her—but I also do it for me. Nothing feels better than knowing you are giving your parent something they could not have, unless you provided it. I feel blessed that I find this work so rewarding. And in many ways, I feel honored that I am able to do this for my mom. Caring for someone who is bedridden takes a certain amount of dedication. From daily bedside feeding, bathing, and constantly repositioning her, there’s never a dull moment. It takes a fair amount of effort on my part, but I’m happy to do it. And even happier to say, she’s never had a bedsore. My mom’s skin is soft as can be. People are impressed when they see her youthful glow. I constantly moisturize her skin. I also use Sage Brand Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths on her bottom. I’m so glad I found the product because it keeps her skin healthy.

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Caregiving comes full circle

by | Friday, February 12, 2016 |
Cheri and Cay’s story

​Life has a peculiar way of taking you by surprise. Then it sets you on a course—often it’s not the one you would have asked for. When those unfathomable and sometimes tragic events enter your world, all you can do is try to embrace a positive attitude in life—in hopes that everything will be ok. Maybe that’s life’s way of reminding us—we’re not in the driver’s seat. I learned that firsthand in Spring 2009 when my son, Thomas, sustained a brain injury from an accident. At the time, he was a young, vibrant semi-pro soccer player. And his whole future was right in front of him. Around that same time, my now 85-year-old mom, Cay, started showing signs of dementia.

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3 Tips For Using Continue Care™ System

by | Wednesday, January 27, 2016 |

There are two different Continue Care™ systems available—one for cleaning the mouth three times a day and the other for cleaning four times a day. Both systems contain two Suction Toothbrushes so you can brush teeth twice a day. The other packages contain Suction Swabs for additional oral care between brushing.

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