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How We Serve Clients: An Aspect of Caregiving

(For those who never experienced this…a phone switchboard) We are caregivers of our clients, whatever our business. More examples come to me all the time, tiny or big, of how we are caregivers or care receivers all along life’s continuum. The first couple of years of my college summers I sat up high in my…

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Virtual Caregiving Community #2

Even as I work with professional and family caregivers, as well as case managers and social workers around shifting the paradigms of caregiving in this country, I acknowledge that it is often an experience that presents us with overwhelming, energy draining, heartbreaking, extremely challenging moments, days, weeks, months and years. There can easily be a…

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Virtual Caregiving Community #1

As I was walking my 5.4-mile trail this morning, feeling the luxury of the weather, my health and so many other things in my life, I began to think about how caregiving happens virtually. It takes place in what might seem like the most unexpected places as we normally think about caregiving. And then there…

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Laughter as Caregiving Tonic for the Soul

The person who can bring a spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.            Bennett Cerf The Emergency Room bays were filled and the wait was long. There was a lot of life happening in a side of the world that my sister and I did not witness very often. Our mother had…

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A Magnificent Caregiver and a Mystery – Both

This is the thing about writing of any kind. I never know what is going to emerge after the first sentence. In yesterday’s blog I happened to recall the morning I was struck by a certain memory of my father and the unexpected, surprise moment that followed that memory. Today when I dated my morning…

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Gift of a Caregiver From Birth to Death

    Until a few months ago, I had never pictured myself in my mother’s womb. Never. It did not even occur to me. I obviously know I was there for 9 months and the objective knowing is where it stayed. Perhaps that is part of the lack of talking about anything “close” in my…

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