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A Caregiver's Story: Handling the Basics

by: Kathi Koll on

For many caregivers, meeting a loved one’s basic needs can be a challenge. For example, CindyLynn’s 70-year-old mother has had Alzheimer’s for over a decade. Each night, she struggles to get a good night’s sleep, a problem that has become worse over time because incontinence has damaged her mattress, creating both lumps and stains. Money is tight because CindyLynn is her mother’s full-time caregiver and can’t work outside the home to earn money for a new mattress. With the coronavirus situation, these problems have been magnified, as no one in the family, includin more