Entries by Bridget Waller

Why Respite Care Services Are Crucial to Family Caregivers’ Health

Meeting the care needs of a senior loved one is a physically and emotionally taxing responsibility, and it’s crucial for family caregivers to take regular breaks to rest and recharge. Respite care services offer relief from the daily tasks of caregiving, allowing family caregivers to care for themselves – leading to better care for the seniors they love, too. Read More...

Learn Heart Attack Warning Signs and Post-Heart Attack Caregiving Tips

Although some heart attacks come on quickly and without warning, the majority are prefaced by some degree of mild pain and discomfort. It’s important to know caregiving tips if someone you love has or may be at risk for a heart attack, beginning with understanding heart attack warning signs to watch for:

Chest discomfort: An uncomfortable sensation of pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the middle of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and then returns. Read More...

Caring for Aging Parents: Is It Safe to Enlist the Help of Home Care Services?

For the past several months, family caregivers have had to face seemingly monumental challenges connected with the care of the seniors they love. With COVID-19’s particular dangers to seniors and those with underlying health conditions, such as COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and others which can be common in seniors, those caring for aging parents have struggled with how to best protect and keep their older family members safe. Read More...