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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?".

 
 
 

7 Ways You Can Help Your Loved One With Their Restroom Routine

by | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 |

Your loved one may lose the ability to control their bowel or bladder function, and may need your help using the bathroom. Helping them with toileting can be uncomfortable for both of you. Here are a few things you should keep in mind as you help someone in the restroom...

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A family works overtime to keep their 83 year old mother at home

by | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 |
The Holcomb Family’s Story—as told by Brenda

We call her Mother Holcomb—we call ourselves Team Holcomb. That’s because we’ve rallied a crew of 11 people who tend to our mother’s caregiving routine. Over the years, the team has grown to include Mother Holcomb’s six adult living children, a nurse, family friend, granddaughter, god daughter, and me—I’m married to her oldest son, Lawrence. The ages of our caregivers range from early twenties to mid-sixties.

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7 Things You Can Do to Prevent a Fall

by | Tuesday, September 15, 2015 |

For someone with limited mobility or medical conditions, falls are no laughing matter. They can lead to serious injury. Here are a few things you can do to help your loved one prevent a fall:

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Mike and Peggy’s Story

by | Tuesday, September 15, 2015 |

When I first met my wife Peggy – I remember that night so clearly. I took her out to eat. The entire evening was filled with magic. We talked, she smiled a lot, and I was hooked. We hit it off like two lovebirds. Soon after, we tied the knot. Looking back at Peggy’s life—she spent 15 years at AT&T where she enjoyed a successful career in management. No matter what she stumbled into on the job—she handled it with grace and tenacity. A proud moment for Peggy was when she pulled off a big presentation for five corporate vice presidents.

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