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Hospice: Keeping Loved Ones Home for the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenging and bittersweet time for those with a seriously-ill loved one. Electing the hospice benefit may seem like one more item on your to do list, but hospice can ease the burdens of facing a life-limiting illness. If a loved one has unmanageable symptoms, they could end up spending their holiday in the hospital, away from family and friends. Abode Hospice helps families manage their loved one’s pain and symptoms so they can spend the holidays in the comfort of home–whether that means in their own home, in a loved one’s home, or in a…
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Keeping Dignity | Caregiver Tips

Your loved one can no longer do the many tasks they once could. They now depend on you for many of these things. The easiest solution may be to simply take over and make decision, but it’s important to be respectful of your loved ones. As a caregiver, you want to protect your loved one’s dignity and sense of self-worth. Put yourself in their shoes. Imagine if your independence had slipped away. You can no longer drive, walk, or get out of bed. These once simple tasks now require help from someone else. How would this make you feel? You…
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Free Caregiver Support Groups

Free Caregiver Support Groups Offered at Local Coffee Houses As a caregiver for a loved one, whether they are at home, in a care facility or miles away, you’re likely to face a host of new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar or intimidating. At times, you may feel overwhelmed and alone. All caregivers need respite, resources and reassuring support from others. Thursday Mornings10 to 11:15 am Café 225 225 N. Weber, CO Springs 80903 — Thursday Evenings6 to 7:15 pm Peak Place Coffee House2360 Montebello Square, Suite H1, Colorado Springs 80918 Knowing the complex schedules of caregivers, the groups…