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Welcome to Stryker Home Care online story-telling corner. We've invited caregivers to tell us their caregiving stories. What better way to learn about caring for our loved ones if not from those who have done it before you, or are doing it with you? If you'd care to submit your own caregiving story, use our form to answer "How or Why Did You Become a Caregiver?".


Prevalon® Heel Protector—How to get a better fit


How to get a better fit—Prevalon® Heel Protecto

As you know, preventing bed sores takes constant monitoring. That’s why so many caregivers and hospitals turn to medical products that help reduce the risk of developing bed sores in the first place. The Prevalon Heel Protector is one such product designed to do just that. And because of the popularity of this product, we thought you’d want to know how to get the most out of your Prevalon Heel Protector and make sure you’re getting the best possible fit.

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Take the pressure off—a guide for caring for a pressure ulcer


Take the pressure off—What to do if you spot a sore

Each caregiver has their own routine. And when you care for someone with mobility issues or who’s confined to the bed, keeping close tabs on new sores is just part of your day. Even so, it still may come as an unexpected surprise if you spot a new sore. So we’ve found some tips from the Association of the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC).

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Counting on grandma --Rosa and Stephanie’s story


Counting on grandma --Rosa and Stephanie’s story

Part of any grandmother’s job is to simply love their grandchildren. But when you’re also a caregiver—your job description far exceeds those traditional roles. Here you get an inside view of Rosa, a grandmother who takes caregiving to a whole new level. Find out how she provides for her granddaughter each and every day—no matter what.

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8 Ways to lull yourself into better sleep


8 Ways to lull yourself into better sleep

Say good-bye to sleepless nights once and for all When’s the last time you slept like a baby? Find out what to do in the bedroom to help improve your quality of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation offers expert tips that just might do the trick.

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Webinar series to focus on family caregiving topics


The American Society on Aging to host free webinar series on family caregiving

At Sage Products, we get pretty excited when we find webinars geared towards your caregiving needs. For this webinar, all you need is a computer and internet connection—and soon you can tap into a wealth of learning materials available right in your home.

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Ways to improve incontinence


Ways to improve incontinence

If part of your daily routine requires incontinence care, then you’ll want to tune in for these tips. We share suggestions from The National Association for Continence about how to manage incontinence each day. From dietary changes to better hygiene care—we think you will find these tips useful.

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We’ve got your back—10 tips sure to save your back


We’ve got your back—10 tips sure to save your back

Find out what the National Institutes for Health has to say about back pain and how to prevent it. Here you will learn easy ways to keep your back safe when lifting heavy objects or taking care of ordinary household chores. Whether you’re helping a loved one or shoveling snow, find out how to protect your back.

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