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Read Fellow Caregiver's Stories, Submit Your Own...

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?".

 
 
 

Caring for a loved one? You are not alone.

by | Saturday, November 08, 2014 |

An estimated 65% of aging adults rely on family and friends for their care 1 and 39% of adults in the United States have risen to the challenge of family caregiving.2 Caregiving can be challenging work; nearly half of family caregivers perform medical and nursing tasks in the home. 3 Caring is at the heart in the home We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Mary Dieter, an Illinois resident who began caregiving when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mary took on...

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Care Comes Home

by | Saturday, November 01, 2014 |

The theme for National Family Caregivers Month 2014 is “Care Comes Home” Your loved one’s care does not always take place in hospitals, or nursing homes, or doctors' offices, or medical clinics. Most care actually occurs in the home – and that’s a good thing. People are healthier at home and health care costs are reduced. Family caregivers have the best interests of their loved ones at heart. But caregiving at home can take its toll and it certainly takes a lot of planning. The Nation’s 90...

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A Presidential Proclamation - National Family Caregivers Month, November 2014

by | Saturday, November 01, 2014 |

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family...

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Caring is at the heart in the home

by | Tuesday, September 30, 2014 |

Ask anyone who opens opens their heart and their home to a sick parent or debilitating spouse in need of 24/7 homecare—why do they do it? Chances are they will tell you it’s grueling, backbreaking work.But eventually, they admit the real reasons. It brings them a sense of closeness, purpose, and an enormous sense of personal reward. But when the day comes—and they find themselves grieving the loss of a husband, mother or friend—many will express gratefulness that they set aside time to be there...

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