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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?".


National Alliance for Caregiving to host White House Conference on Aging Tele Town Hall


National Alliance for Caregiving to host White House Conference on Aging Tele Town Hall

There’s still time to ask questions and get involved in preparation for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging event. In this tele town hall event that takes place in February, you will hear from guest speakers from National Alliance for Caregiving, Caregiver Action Network and the White House. Through this tele town hall, prepare to learn more about the White House Conference on Aging—which will be scheduled later this year.

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Walking in their shoes— a wife’s devotion to her husband with Parkinson’s Dementia


Walking in their shoes— a wife’s devotion to her husband with Parkinson’s Dementia

This is a story about Janie and her beloved husband Michael. Janie walks you through her life as a caregiver—the one tending to her husband’s needs—come day or night. The one who watches her husband’s health decline. She then shares some of her discoveries about Sage Products. She speaks from both a caregiver perspective and a nurse.

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Pamela’s story and her son’s journey with inflammatory bowel disease


Pamela’s story and her son’s journey with inflammatory bowel disease

When Pamela’s son was just 11 years old, he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. People with IBD may develop either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, both serious chronic diseases. Common symptoms for both diseases may include diarrhea, stomach cramps, weight loss, and urgent need to defecate, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Because of these similarities, both diseases are often difficult to diagnose.

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Sage Products soon to launch the Prevalon® Turn and Position System (TAP)


Sage Products soon to launch the Prevalon® Turn and Position System (TAP)

Used in hospitals since 2011, now this exciting product will soon be available in the consumer market. If you’re someone who provides care to a person confined to their bed, this is one product not to miss. With its innovative design, TAP takes the worry out of turning someone over or repositioning them in bed.

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Just for you--Caregiver tips


3 ways to give better self-care

No one will lie—caregiving is hard work. That’s why it’s important to remember one thing above all else—your own needs. Here you will find self-care tips and gentle reminders about how to make more time for you. Each month we will focus on a new set tips just for you—the caregiver.

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2015 White House Conference on Aging


2015 White House Conference on Aging

Later this year the public will be invited to attend the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, an event held in Washington DC. The event is dedicated to aging-specific content that’s useful for caregivers and those in caregiving professions. In addition, the event will focus on retirement and financial security, elder justice and much more.

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Coming Soon—Sage offers free Caregiver Guide


Coming Soon—Sage offers free Caregiver Guide

Ever wonder if you’re cleaning or dressing a wound properly? What about the importance of good oral hygiene when dad no longer brushes his own teeth? Or perhaps you have questions about incontinence care—or what that even means. We know medical terms are sometimes confusing. So our team of nursing professionals helped us craft a Caregiver Guide aimed at answering more of your caregiving questions.

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