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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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My sister’s caregiving journey—starts and ends with compassion

by | Wednesday, November 25, 2015 |

​We live about 5000 miles apart. My sister Tommie cares for our 80 year-old mom and 84 year-old dad in New Orleans; I reside in Hawaii. It’s hard to live so far apart. My sister takes on the brunt of caregiving for our parents, so I try to be a sounding board when she needs to talk or work through a difficult situation. We talk almost everyday.

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A mom who stands by her son

by | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 |
Valisa and Jason’s Story

It’s the dreaded phone call no parent ever wants to get—and there’s no easy way for the person on the other end of the line to deliver the news—that your son was in an automobile accident. My son Jason sustained injuries to the frontal lobe of his brain which caused him to lose the ability to talk and now he uses a wheelchair. He was just 20 years old at the time of the accident; now he’s 32. And he’s just as handsome as ever—blue eyes, 6’1” tall—and a very solid guy. As his caregiver, I end up doing some heavy lifting. But I’m also careful not to hurt myself when moving Jason around. I use a Hoyer Lift when moving Jason out of bed.

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Don’t Let Falls Get in the Way of Your Care

by | Saturday, November 15, 2014 |

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and we’d like to recognize the hard work you do every day taking care of your loved one. Did you know that one-third of adults over the age of 65 fall each year? 1 There are around 2.1 million cases each year of adults 65 and older being treated in the emergency room due to fall-related injuries.1 Injuries in or near the shower or bathtub accounted for more than two-thirds of all emergency room visits in 2011. 2 One of the easiest ways to avoid...

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