To The Rescue Blog

Heal Your Heart: Recovering at Home After Heart Surgery

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 by Renee Williams | No Comments

It’s the season when we’re surrounded by hearts – in cards, balloons, candy boxes, etc. Store shelves are draped in pink and red, encouraging us to devote time to sharing what’s on our hearts with those we love the most. But for those who’ve recently undergone heart surgery, thoughts are likely more focused on the […]

Warm Up to These Winter Safety Tips for the Home

Posted on: January 8th, 2018 by Renee Williams | No Comments

Nothing feels quite as comforting as the warmth of home during the cold winter months, but for those receiving in-home care, it’s vitally important to ensure that the home environment is safe in addition to being cozy and warm. There are particular safety risks that are heightened during the winter season, and To The Rescue […]

Need a Break? Respite Care May Be the Ticket!

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

As a family caregiver, you may feel less like the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and more like they’re the most stressful time of year! Providing in-home care for a loved one during the rest of the year, on top of all of life’s ongoing daily tasks in our own lives, […]

No Time for Home Cleaning? Here’s Why It’s Crucial to Your Health!

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

Has life ever gotten in the way of maintaining your home to the standards you’d like? For example, are there times when dishes stacked in the sink, laundry piled to overflowing, and dust bunnies in the corners cause your stress meter to rise? It can quickly become overwhelming to manage the many intricate to-dos we […]

Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy Services?

Posted on: October 31st, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

You may have heard the term “occupational therapy” and wondered exactly what it is, and who can benefit from this type of service. Although it may sound like a type of on-the-job training program, occupational therapy actually has nothing to do with one’s occupation. Rather, it refers to therapeutic services that cover a wide range […]

To The Rescue hosts dance for people living with disabilities

Posted on: October 1st, 2017 by Wendy Beattie | No Comments

CEDAR RAPIDS On Monday, To The Rescue partnered with Belle’s Basix to throw a disco themed dance. To The Rescue wants people living with disabilities to get out in their community more often. People living in group homes around Cedar Rapids were encouraged to come dance the night away. At first, several people were shy to […]

Stay Active No Matter What Life Brings

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

It’s something many of us take for granted: the ability to simply hop in the car and go wherever, whenever we please – to make a run to the grocery store when we realize we’re out of milk or bread, stop to pick up a prescription refill along the way, and pop in for an […]

Take a Shot: Top Recommended Vaccines for Seniors

Posted on: August 10th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

With summer winding down, stores are overflowing with parents frantically shopping for school supplies and back-to-school wardrobes, running the kids to the doctor for physicals, and, in most cases, bracing them for the necessary vaccinations. But school children aren’t the only ones in need of immunizations at this time of year. Senior health is a […]

To the Rescue Helps You Find Balance as a Family Caregiver

Posted on: July 13th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

Think about your typical daily schedule for a moment. If it’s mostly comprised of meeting the needs of others – children, spouse, elderly parents, work requirements – we can draw two conclusions. One: you’re a family caregiver, perhaps also part of the sandwich generation (caring for both children and parents simultaneously). And two, you’re overloaded, […]

The More You Know: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer’s

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

While visiting Mom recently, you picked up on some subtle, yet concerning changes. She seemed to struggle more with remembering the names of family members. She misplaced her keys not just once, but three times. And she mistakenly substituted salt for sugar when making her famous strawberry shortcake. Are these normal signs of aging? Or […]