To The Rescue Blog

Exploring the Many Health Benefits of Home Care

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Renee Williams | No Comments

From isolated older adults to veterans experiencing PTSD to individuals with cognitive disorders, in-home care is playing an increasing role in improving outcomes for those with mental health issues. In honor of national Mental Health Month coming up in May, To The Rescue shares the following information on how our skilled in-home care services can […]

5 Common Myths About Adult Day Care (Day Habilitation)

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by Taylor | No Comments

Most people do not even realize that Adult Day Care is a service available that supports individuals with disabilities. It helps them more fully participate in the life of our community and make connections with people who are facing the similar barriers to independence. Adult Day Care, or more specifically Day Habilitation, has a central […]

Chew on This: Key Links Between Diet and Health

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Renee Williams | No Comments

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s the perfect time to review how our diet affects our health, both now and in our later years. Studies overwhelmingly support the link between poor nutrition and a variety of chronic diseases. For instance, key findings from the WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of […]

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 […]