Include "Me Time" as One of Your Caregiver Duties

Posted by CareSync Nursing Team

Feb 23, 2017 9:21:00 AM

There's no way to sugarcoat it. Being a caregiver is exhausting. That's why it's so important for you to remember to include some down time as part of your required caregiver duties. This is especially true if you're already experiencing symptoms of caregiver burnout, such as anxiety, exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, or feeling resentful toward the person you’re helping.

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Topics: patient advocacy, family health, healthy living, care coordination, caregivers, health tips

Why Being an Organ Donor Matters

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 2, 2017 1:21:09 PM

One of the most meaningful gifts you could ever give is to register yourself as an organ donor. Donating your organs upon your death can save the life of up to eight individuals, or restore someone’s ability to feel healthy and active in ways they haven’t been able to experience for years.

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Topics: medical records, family health, patients, preventive care, end of life decisions, healthcare planning

Health Information at Hand

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 5, 2017 11:15:00 AM

One way to help ensure the best health for you and your family is to get everyone’s medical records and information collected and organized. Having accurate and updated health information on hand can be beneficial in many ways and situations.

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Topics: medical records, doctor's appointments, family health, mHealth, healthy living, patients, health tips, preventive care, CareSync

A Snack That's Good for Your Brain? That's Nuts!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

Literally. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E, which studies suggest could be linked to less decline in cognitive abilities. Additionally, nuts are packed with other great nutritional value, boasting vitamins, minerals, protein and heart-healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

Eat a Rainbow of Foods

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Oct 12, 2016 12:01:00 PM

You may have heard doctors and dieticians use the phrase “eat the rainbow” to encourage people to include more fruits and vegetables in their diets. But what may surprise you is just how many health benefits a colorful variety of produce can deliver.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, diet, recipes

4 Steps to Food Safety

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 29, 2016 8:41:22 AM

Even though America has one of the safest food supplies in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates roughly 48 million Americans get sick from a foodborne illness each year, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. While foodborne illnesses are common, the good news is we can do a lot to prevent them.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

5 Healthy Habits to Start Your Day

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Sep 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Eating a healthy breakfast is just one way to start your morning off right. Consider adding these 5 healthy habits to your morning routine to boost your spirits and supercharge your day!

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, diet, recipes

Navigating Healthcare for Our Child: Things We've Learned

Posted by Chris and Dawn Bailey

Jul 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When our daughter, Taryn, was born in 2005, we knew there were some medical issues we would face, but we had no idea that over the last decade, her medical picture would become so complex and unique.

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Topics: share your health stories, medical records, chronic care management (CCM), family health, CCM compliance, health tips

6 Years After Diagnosis: Lessons Learned

Posted by Amy Gleason

Jun 30, 2016 5:24:51 PM

Six years ago this month, we first heard the word Dermatomyositis. When the doctor told us my daughter Morgan, who was 11 years old at the time, had it, I didn’t even know how to say the word, let alone know what the diagnosis meant. But our family quickly got a crash course in understanding something no one should have to understand.

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Topics: share your health stories, patient advocacy, juvenile dermatomyositis, chronic care management (CCM), CareSync Care Plans, family health, health tips, healthcare costs & insurance

Help with Understanding Medications

Posted by CareSync Nursing Team

May 23, 2016 3:27:42 PM

She didn't read the medication label. Luckily, her care coordinator did.

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Topics: patient engagement, share your health stories, patient advocacy, medication & treatments, family health, care coordination, patients, Heart of CareSync

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