Category: Caregiving Tips

Making Care More Comfortable: Gastrostomy (G) Tubes

Gastrostomy tubes often called a G-tube or button feeding tube, is a tube inserted through the belly that brings nutrition directly to the stomach for those who cannot eat enough for adequate nutrition. A G-tube is considered a more long-term feeding method compared to a nasogastric tube, or NG-tube, which carries food to the stomach through the nose. Caring for Your G-Tube Daily care and maintenance of your gastrostomy site and G-tube are an essential part of your tube feeding

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A Guide to Preventing Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most challenging and stressful roles an individual can undertake. While many individuals are unprepared to become caregivers, more than 1 in 5 Americans (21.3 percent) have become primary caregivers for a loved one over the last 12 months. As a caregiver, it is natural to focus on the health of your loved one, but it is important to recognize when your own health is suffering, as too much stress can

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