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Guest Blog: Employment Rights for Caregivers

by: Kathi Koll on

During these uncertain times it is important as a caregiver to know your employment rights. The following article written by Devin Golden for MesotheliomaGuide.com and edited here for www.KathiKollFoundation.org (http://www.kathikollfoundation.org), pertains to ALL unpaid caregivers — but if you are specifically caring for someone with Mesothelioma please see more information in brackets below. –Kathi Koll Choosing to be a caregiver is a selfless and giving act. The American Cancer Society defines a caregiver as anyone not paid to provide care to a loved on  ...read more

Navigating the Waters of Social Isolation

by: Kathi Koll on

Social isolation is often a danger to caregivers’ health. Now it’s a problem for the whole world. Yet for caregivers, the issues can be particularly rough due to the added stress of caring for an ailing loved one. Across much of the world, social distancing has meant that caregivers can no longer visit relatives in nursing homes. Caregiver support groups have been canceled or moved online. Friends and family are prohibited from stopping by for uplifting visits. And worry may be much more intense because of how problematic the coronavirus can be for the elderly or people with underl  ...read more