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Is It Time To Get Help? Try A Free Caregiver Assessment Tool

Is It Time To Get Help? Try A Free Caregiver Assessment Tool

Have you ever asked if it is time to get help? If so, then it probably is. Many older adults and their families have a hard time deciding if it is time to get help and figuring out which options are right for them. To help answer these questions, FamilyMeans has partnered with Roobrik, a family care online decisions tool, to bring you a website that can help.

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November Is

November Is "National Family Caregivers Month"

“Respite: Care for Caregivers” is the theme for this November, which is National Family Caregivers Month. FamilyMeans extends its deepest appreciation to caregivers everywhere, and we stand ready to provide support, encouragement, and relief to caregivers in Washington County. Nearly 250 families each year receive help from a caring FamilyMeans Respite Volunteer.…

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Caring For Others Is Only Half of A Caregiver’s Role

Caring For Others Is Only Half of A Caregiver’s Role

It is estimated that 736,000 Minnesotans – or 1 in every 6 people in the state – provide regular care to someone who has a health problem, or some form of long-term illness or disability. This is a large number of people throughout Minnesota who pull double duty; taking on the responsibility of caring for someone else, while also needing to care for themselves. And when a loved one is in need of…

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Dementia Diagnosis Creates Unplanned Path for One Couple

Dementia Diagnosis Creates Unplanned Path for One Couple

For one couple, a trip to the park to sit and enjoy the outdoor weather and watch children play brings comfort and familiarity in an otherwise more difficult life. Dick’s wife, Nancy, has had dementia since she was 58 years old, and he has taken care of her since her diagnosis in 1998. She cannot talk, and each evening he cares for her. He helps her with her personal needs that include feeding and…

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Day Out! and Youth Participants Come Together in Harmony

Day Out and Cimarron Youth

What do the children from Cimarron do with a day off from school? They enjoy some fun with the participants of Day Out! in Stillwater. On Friday, March 21, about a dozen children…

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