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    Technology to help you with caregiving

    Posted 06/25/2019 by Fallon Health

    The correct technology can help make caregiving more manageable. But with so much available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

    Consider these caregiving technologies your starting point.

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    5 ways to make long-distance caregiving easier

    Posted 02/05/2019 by Fallon Health

    Caregiving presents different challenges when you’re not able to be there in person, for whatever reason, to help your loved one.

    Michelle Malkoski, RN, has tips that can make long-distance caregiving a little easier for you—and help you ensure that your loved one gets the right support.

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    Ask doctors and pharmacists for medication management help

    Posted 12/13/2018 by Fallon Health

    There’s a lot to keep track of and understand when you’re managing someone’s medication. Questions come with the territory. Luckily, you have professionals to help you—your loved one’s pharmacist and medical providers are great sources of information and insight. You just have to ask for their help.

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  • Managing medication when your loved one moves to a different care setting

    Posted 08/07/2018 by Fallon Health

    Medication management is among the most important tasks for caregivers. Medication errors can easily cause additional health problems, sometimes very serious ones. 

    But there are a few things you can do to stay on top of your loved one’s medication regimen, even during moves between hospital, home and a rehabilitation or nursing facility

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  • How to help manage medication for your loved one

    Posted 07/24/2018 by Fallon Health

    Managing multiple medications is difficult, especially for someone struggling with physical or cognitive limitations. If you discover that your loved one needs help, you may end up taking on the important task of medication management. Pharmacists Mojgan Haji and Katherine Loomer have suggestions for how to you can help.

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    Too many medications to manage

    Posted 06/12/2018 by Fallon Health

    Even in the best of circumstances, it’s easy to get confused and make errors when taking multiple medications. If someone you care about is finding it difficult to manage medications, check out these suggestions to make it easier.

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    Coordinating care for your loved one

    Posted 09/27/2017 by Fallon Health

    In an ideal world, the communication between your loved one's health care providers would be seamless, but that's not usually how it works out. Most often, the task of coordinating care falls to the patient—and the patient’s caregivers.

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    5 ways to prevent falls

    Posted 08/23/2017 by Fallon Health

    One in four people aged 65 and older fall each year. But paying attention to changes in health and mobility can help you reduce the risk of your loved one falling. 

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