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Do we still have to stay cooped up?

Across the country, businesses and public spaces are opening back up. What does this mean for a caregiver since the caregiver must be especially careful to avoid transmitting the virus. And how does this affect the decision to have an older, frail and/or disabled person go outside? How do you balance the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 with the benefit of getting out […]

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Step 1. How SAAD* are you?

  Step 1 is finding out what causes stress and recognizing how that stressor affects you emotionally. Has stress increased for you during the COVID-19 Pandemic?  What is worse? Share your thoughts and I may be able to make some suggestions, that’s what I’m here for.  Please give me a specific example, for instance “As a caregiver, it is very stressful when…” Some people […]

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Don’t touch that!

  In one month, COVID-19 has changed our lives and normal behavior isn’t normal anymore. Please be extra careful. I recently noticed a woman at the grocery store who was practicing safe distancing and wearing a mask. She went up the escalator and used the escalator handrail as she went up. The handrail was wiped down frequently. But imagine if coronavirus had landed on […]

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To Mask or Not to Mask?

  The more you hear and read about masks, the more confusing it sounds. It has been confusing for a while. The most well-known doctor in the United States, Anthony Fauci, does not wear a mask when he stands next to the President. Meanwhile, on TV we see people in China all wearing masks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is recommending […]

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Social Distancing: What does that mean to a caregiver?

  Two things everyone can do will make the biggest difference in how many people become sick with Covid-19 in the months and year ahead. 1. Wash away and kill the virus before it has a chance. 2. Social Distancing, staying 6 feet apart, is the other equally important factor. How much the disease spreads is not dependent on doctors or the healthcare system. […]

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