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Caregiving: Fall into a Healthy Routine

Caregiver Seeks Help for Loved OneMost Americans will become caregivers at some point in their lives. Approximately 66% of family caregivers are women. The typical caregiver is married and employed, with children under the age of 18 at home. It's no surprise that many caregivers find themselves burning the candle at both ends, as they juggle work and parental responsibilities with their caregiving duties.




 
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American Kidney FoundationA Journey of Hope: AKF Helps Patient Get Back on His Feet

When Eric Dolby, Sr. experienced kidney failure, he found it impossible to continue working in his profession of nursing. Soon, he became homeless. For months, he lived out of his SUV at a truck stop, going to dialysis treatment and then returning to the truck stop to eat meals and shower. The American Kidney Fund was there to help Eric in many ways—with the cost of health insurance premiums, blood pressure medications and transportation expenses. “Finding out that an organization will help you no matter what state you are in means everything,” Eric said.


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