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Ways to Indulge a Caregiver This Holiday Season

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by Beverly Nelson
Caregivers work professionally or domestically to provide physical and emotional support for those in need. A caregiver can be a parent, a child, a relative or someone who is close to the person who needs care. However, caregivers are often associated with seniors who lack the mental or physical capacity to live independently.
As the holiday season approaches, and we go about our yearly Christmas shopping habits, it’s important to keep these citizens in mind. Since caregiving can be very stressful, providing a gift that will alleviate anxiety, while improving emotional and physical self-care will […]

Caregiver Duties are Broader Than You Might Think

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by Sally Collins, freelance writer

As more people are living longer – around one-in every seven US citizens is 65 or over – there is greater knowledge and understanding about the kind of care and support people might require as they age. While there’s no question that many seniors need help, tailoring a care package or list of duties can be a daunting task. Although the type of care older people require can vary widely, the typical basic care requirements for many seniors are actually quite similar. This might include:

Help with housework
Assisting, or doing grocery shopping […]

Gaston Hospice

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–Long-time Gaston Hospice volunteer Kitty Johnson spends time with a patient at Robin Johnson House.


Gaston Hospice was established to make the hospice concept of care available to
everyone in our community. Since 1981, we have helped thousands of terminally
ill patients improve their quality of life in their final months, weeks and days in a
comfortable, caring setting.

At Gaston Hospice, we believe that everyone has lived a life worth celebrating; a life
filled with joy and tears, triumphs and disappointments, friends, family and loved ones.
We believe that no life story is complete until […]


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Carolina Governors sign proclamations in support of advance care planning during National Healthcare Decisions Day’s 10th Year Initiative

NC Governor’s Proclamation

SC Governor’s Proclamation

All week long, a chance to think about, talk about, do something about what matters most to you in life. And how you and can help ensure that what matters is carried out through the end of your life.

For more information, tools and resources about this process, referred to in medical and legal arenas as Advance Care Planning, go to this link.