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2 days ago in ThriveThruSelfCare
Share YOUR journey

If you've joined this community, it means you're probably going through something.

You may be a caregiver. A health professional. A patient.

One thing we all have in common is that we are facing a stressor. Another commonality? We all have the ...

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I'm definitely feeling the pressure of the New Year. Each year I have high hopes for change. Not so much change with my health or my daughters. The kind of change that makes each day worth getting up. I have settled for a life that keeps things ...

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December 10th
Not only can they, they should - a social prescription for health

Should this not be a universal model of practice?

No one should ever leave a health care setting without a clear opportunity to connect to a community of support.

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I could not agree with you more. It is so important for many to understand what kind of help is out there. I asked several times for assistance and was told they had little resources until I was no longer able to care. Suddenly they focused on my ...

December 10th
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Medications

As a patient, it is very easy to stay on top of your medication. That is because your doctor will usually let you know when and why he is changing your medication.

As a caregiver if you do not have Power of Care or Guardianship in many cases the ...

December 10th
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Don't Take Their Independance

Now that you and your care team are ready to offer care there is only one thing standing in your way. Your loved one may not want your help.

One of the hardest challenges is understanding that your loved one is just learning how to adjust to a new ...

December 10th
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December 8th
Your opinion - peer to peer respite support

Morning to all our family caregivers. Would appreciate some feedback on a proposed model for peer-to- peer respite.

Assuming you were connected with other family caregivers that lived in proximity to you, whom you got to know and trust, would you be ...

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This is a tough question to answer. I often wish this could happen however the liability and responsibility could be a little more overwhelming. With a child we can predict danger ahead of time however when you suffer with a chronic illness usually ...

December 9th
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December 8th in WorkCare
Solutions to work-care conflicts - a framing problem

When do we come to the very obvious conclusion that caregivers never actually leave work. When they can no longer reconcile competing work-life demands, they just go from working in an office to working at home - self employed, caregivers without ...

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They make little changes for caregivers in hopes that we will be grateful but one that does not help many is the tax credit. It only applies if you work but with out fulltime respite care many of us are not working. This to me only encourages part ...

December 9th
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Don't Wait to Care

As a caregiver, you will experience several challenges along the way. You most likely will not know what role you're about to take. There will be several changes you must be prepared for. There are steps you can make to prevent caregiver burn out.

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December 8th
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When you need Care

I have started a page that offers advice for new caregivers. I thought I would share my blog here with you first. Please share your thoughts. I am hopeful that with the new changes this site could offer some value to new caregivers.

This is the one ...

December 7th
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You Can Do It

Do you ever have those days where you feel like your child could do more but they depend on you to do it? Have you ever felt so frustrated that you wish they would understand? Did you ever need a sick day but you thought their care was more important...

December 7th
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December 6th in Communityproviders
Reporting Elder Abuse

Recently I have been receiving complaints, concerns or messages across various platforms on what to do about a concern of elder abuse in a Retirement Home (RH) or Long Term Care Home/Nursing Home (LTC/NH) so I thought I would help to share some ...

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When I worked in a retirement home there was a complaint about a co worker almost every second day. We as employees in the kitchen would often express our concern when healthcare aids brought residents to the dining room in soiled pants. This was ...

December 7th
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