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Taking a break can be difficult but beneficial
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Thursday, 16 June 2011 14:49

“Penny” wrote an online caregiving expert with a personal dilemma. She has been the primary caregiver of her father for years, and though he's doing well in assisted living, he still depends on her a great deal and is accustomed to her daily visits. Penny has been invited on a week-long vacation with a friend, and she is having second thoughts about going. “Dad gets sulky when I talk about going, so then I feel guilty even considering it,” she stated. “Is it bad for him if I go?”

Penny's situation is one faced by millions of caregivers each year.

4th annual Caregiver Expo will honor local heroes
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Thursday, 16 June 2011 14:48

The Area Office on Aging will host its 4th annual Caregiver Expo Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In America, one in four persons is caring for his/her mother, father, spouse or other loved one. In honor of National Caregivers Month, The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. will sponsor the expo to help caregivers with information and encouragement in fulfilling their daily caregiving tasks.

ProMedica Cancer Institute to open new survivor center
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Thursday, 14 October 2010 14:20

There are approximately 11 million cancer survivors in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those living in Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan now have a new program designed to meet their comprehensive medical needs after cancer treatment. On Oct. 20, the ProMedica Cancer Institute will open the Survivor Center on the campus of Flower Hospital, located at 5200 Harroun Road.

The center will connect patients to numerous community support services, including support groups. It will also offer a wide range of follow-up care services, including genetic testing and medication counseling.

“The treatment phase is just the first stop on the road to recovery for cancer patients,” says Manuel Valdivieso, MD, medical director, ProMedica Cancer Institute. “Approximately, one half of all cancer survivors suffer from a variety of physical and emotional problems that need attention. The Survivor Program at ProMedica Cancer Institute will provide that attention.”

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