Monthly Archives: May 2017

Resident Caregiver vs. Primary Caregiver

I wanted to share a bit about how I thought I knew how to be a caregiver professionally and/or privately. How different they actually turned out to be! I began working as a CNA in a LTCF at the age of 16. I loved every minute of it. It was hard, the daily duties ever-changed,Continue Reading

Taking Away Your Parents’ Car Keys

As a widow in her 70s, my mother terrorized several counties in southern Idaho with her erratic driving. She loved to drive fast, but often forgot about rules and regulations. Once she was speeding on the freeway and a patrol car followed her for 10 miles, lights flashing, before she noticed and pulled over. SheContinue Reading

Caring for Elderly Parents: Real-Life Stories

The chance that your parents will have a long life is greater than ever before: The average American lives to 79—nearly a decade longer than the previous generation. Happily, this means more years of their love and support. But the reality is that you’ll have to address their needs as they grow older. Some 44Continue Reading

In-home care of dementia patients falls mainly on women

As the population ages, a surge in patients with dementia will place an excessive burden on working women. By 2030, it is estimated that 8.4 million Americans will have some form of dementia. Stanford researchers say that currently the responsibility of caring for people with dementia falls largely on female relatives. The responsibility of providingContinue Reading

Way Back Wednesday – Our Story!

By Claudia Caramiello Published Oct 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Updated Oct 13, 2015) VERNON — Linda Esposito started From the Heart Elder Care out of love, need, and guilt. Yes guilt. Five years ago, when her own mother passes away, Esposito had a well of guilt in her heart because there were no viableContinue Reading

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