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Are you seeking caregiver support? If so, then you will find a wealth of information in this section, including how to develop caregiver coping skills, stress management techniques for caregivers, home safety tips, how to find the right caregiver for your loved one, caregiver support groups and much more information about caregiving.

Normal Adult Vital Signs
If you are caring for a loved one with COPD, it is important you know normal adult vital signs. This guide to normal adult vital signs should serve as a reference range to guide you as to when to seek medical attention.

10 Tips for Hiring and Employing a Caregiver
Hiring a caregiver for the patient who has COPD can help to ease the burden that COPD may otherwise place on family members. Learn 10 tips for hiring a caregiver.

8 Caregiver Coping Tips
Caregiver coping tips are important to learn, because being a caregiver is one of the most important roles you will ever play. Learn coping tips for the caregiver to have a positive impact on the patients you care for.

Where to Find Caregiver Resources
Being a caregiver is one touch job which means you are going to need all the help you can get. Discover which organizations are available to you for added support.

List of Common COPD Medications
If you are a COPD patient, or a caregiver to someone who has COPD, learning all you can about common COPD medications is essential to COPD management. Learn more about common COPD medications that you will likely see prescribed to the COPD patient.

Stress Relief for Caregivers
If you are feeling pressured, burned out and resentful, then you will no longer be a successful support person for the patient who has COPD. Here are a few tips on managing your own stress and frustration from our Phobia's Guide.

Tips for Caregivers: How to Care for Yourself as a Caregiver
Caring for someone with COPD is one of the greatest expressions of love. But it is also one of the most stressful things you will ever do. Here are some tips to caregiving from our Lung Cancer Guide.

Keeping You and Your Patient Healthy
Because people who have life threatening illnesses like COPD often have a more difficult time fighting off infection, it is very important for caregivers to prevent passing infections to or from their patients. Here are some tips from our Palliative Care Guide on how you can protect yourself and your loved one from infection.

Home Safety for Caregivers
If you’re providing care or planning on providing care to someone in the home, it’s important to consider the safety of your surroundings. Here are some home safety tips from our Palliative Care Guide.

How to Change a Diaper or a Bedsheet
Whether you are caring for your loved one at home or visiting them frequently in the hospital or care home, you may find yourself responsible for changing their diaper or sheets or repositioning them in bed. Take these simple steps from our Palliative Care Guide to make this task easy and comfortable.

Today's Caregiver
Today's Caregiver is a website designed for, about and by caregivers. It provides for a total caregiving experience, including caregiver newsletters, caregiver magazines to caretiver support group directories. If you are a caregiver, then you should definitely visit this site.

Managing End of Life Issues Related to COPD
A terminal diagnosis is difficult to deal with, particularly when someone you love is suffering from the final stages of COPD. Learn how to...

10 Things You Can Do To Help Someone With COPD
If you're a family member or caretaker of someone with COPD, you probably have questions on how you can help. Find out 10 things you can do to help someone with COPD.

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