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Being a Caregiver for My Son with FASDNEW

Hello! I am Debbie Raymond, an adoptive single parent living in a small town in southeastern, Washington state, and fierce mama bear to two wonderful young adult children. I’m thrilled to be able to share with you about my life, challenges, hopes, and the realities of caring for my young adult son with an invisible disability.

By Debbie Raymond in Caregiver May 17, 2021
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5 Tips To Making Better Informed Health Decisions

“BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP” “CODE BLUE EMERGENCY ROOM”.

I’ve got to be honest, after 18 years as a Respiratory Therapist at a community hospital I’ve never liked the ear piercing beep of a CODE BLUE page. I immediately grab the phone to get an update on what to expect as I race to the Emergency Room to assist with the incoming cardiac arrest.

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5 Tips To Making Better Informed Health Decisions

The official definition of health literacy is an individual’s ability to “obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Put in simple terms, to be able to communicate with your health providers, feel as if you have been listened to, and have all of your questions answered. Why should you care?

By Myra Katz in Patient Advocate April 19, 2021
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How to Support a Caregiver

Although acting as a primary caregiver can be fulfilling and rewarding to both the carer and the cared for, it can also cause many different types of fatigue. Without ensuring that caregivers are taking the right steps towards avoiding burnout, it is not uncommon that they are subject to higher levels of physical, mental, and emotional stress. We've compiled a few tips and techniques to ensure that all of the caregivers in our lives remain as happy and healthy as possible.

By Noah Morris in Marketing March 26, 2021
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