Caregiving Advice and Information

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This section includes tips and advice that we hope can be useful during your caregiving journey.

Caregiving is a journey that is often started with the best of intentions and hopes. Some of us are thrown into it, and others saw it coming miles away. Regardless of how it began, one thing is consistent-Helpful advice and information are always welcome.

We address essential aspects, such as balancing caregiving responsibilities and touch on harder ones, like what to say to a dying loved one.

Contact Information

If you or your loved one are not a patient of MJHS and would like information about our programs and services, you can contact MJHS via our online form or by calling 1-855-692-5058.

Resources

Man Researching Medicare Options Using Computer

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Simplifying the Difference Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

Original Medicare is a federal program that helps the elderly and disabled afford care while Medicare Advantage is an alternative to Original Medicare that gives people more options. Lear more about the differences.

Immunizations After Age 65

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Which Immunizations are Necessary After Age 65?

Immunizations are an essential part of health care throughout your life. However, the vaccinations you need will change as you age. People over the age of 65 typically have a higher risk of contracting specific illnesses. There are the most common vaccines needed for people over the age of 65.

Support group discussing feelings

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How Do I Address My Feelings as a Caregiver?

It's essential to understand your emotions so you can communicate with your family and friends about how you are feeling.

Family enjoying each other's company

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Am I a Caregiver?

If you are providing unpaid care to a frail family member or friend with a serious illness and are performing some or most of the following tasks—you are in a caregiving role.

Active Seniors

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Motivating Your Loved One to Participate in Activities

Understand the varied benefits of keeping seniors active and learn how to overcome challenges to motivate them.

Caregiver and Patient Holding Hands

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Continuum of Care: The Importance of Seamless, Uninterrupted Care

Continuum of care often leads to improved overall health and reduced health care costs.

Senior Speaking to Caregiver on Video Call

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When Your Loved One is Far Away: Tips of Long-distance Caregiving

Caring for a loved one far away can be difficult. Read some helpful tips on how to manage some of the most common challenges.

Mother and daughter working on bills together

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Balancing Caregiving Responsibilities

Caregiving can have a significant impact on your life. Balancing your caregiving responsibilities and personal life is key to being a successful caregiver.

Daughter comforting mother during group therapy session

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Caregivers Have Rights Too: A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

So much energy and attention go into being a caregiver that we often forget about ourselves and our own needs. We often need to be reminded that we have rights as caregivers.