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Dealing with Criticism? Let it Roll Off…

Caring for a medically fragile loved one is challenging at the best of times.  Those who are not so intimately involved in day-to-day caregiving may be critical of a caregiver’s efforts, and may tell the caregiver how to improve the care provided.  This can lead to hurt...
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Alzheimer’s and Wandering: Is Home Care a Solution?

Many people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia worry about their loved one wandering.  Caregivers fear that their loved ones may become lost and unable to find their own way home.  This fear sometimes leads caregivers to believe that a move to a nursing...
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Marian Constance Medeiros Tuition Assistance Fund Supports 36 Dependents with $18,000 in Tuition Assistance

The Sisters of St. Francis and their School of Nursing left a positive, lasting impression on Marian Constance Medeiros. Before she passed away, she had established a trust fund that was named the Marian Constance Medeiros Tuition Assistance Fund to be used for scholarships for...
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Congratulations to Luisa Wyant, Our Employee of the Quarter!

  Luisa Wyant received overwhelming support from her co-workers to be the Employee of the Quarter because of the quality of her work, her commitment to the mission of St. Francis Healthcare System, and her demonstration of Franciscan values to fellow employees, volunteers,...
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Being a Better Caregiver

Caring for a chronically ill or fragile loved one can be both challenging and rewarding.  Often, the “rules” by which the relationship between the caregiver and loved one changes–adult children take on a more parental role, while elders requiring care become the...
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St. Francis Moving Forward with Plans for a 100-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility to Meet the Needs of Hawaii’s Elders

  The Sullivan Building lobby was filled to near capacity last Friday, May 31, as media and invited guests gathered for a morning news conference to learn about St. Francis Healthcare System’s plans to further the healthcare ministry that began with St. Marianne Cope and the...
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St. Francis Hospice Reaccredited

Congratulations to Our Hospice Team! St. Francis Hospice has been reaccredited by The Joint Commission, effective March 23, 2013. The accreditation is good for a three-year period and The Joint Commission’s report noted that St. Francis Hospice was compliant in all areas with no...
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Senior Care Terms–Explained

If you are caring for an elder loved one, no doubt you’ve been exposed to many new terms.  Healthcare professionals have their own language for describing the services our loved ones need and it is sometimes difficult for caregivers to determine what their healthcare team...
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Is Caregiving the Right Profession for You?

For many people, caring for a loved one is a rewarding experience–so much so that they choose to embark on a professional career of caring for others.  The skills they learn caring for a family member or friend easily translate into caring for others, and provide a...
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Get Help with the Costs of Caregiving

Caring for a fragile loved one can be filled with challenges.  Caregiving takes time and sacrifice, and it’s often emotionally-charged.  Caregiving can also be expensive.  Medications and medical supplies, respite care, and supportive services can put a strain on a...
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