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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 […]

Adapting to Life at Home After a Stroke

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by Renee Williams | No Comments

For stroke survivors, there truly is no place like home when it comes to recovery. Many families assume that a loved one who’s suffered a stroke is destined to long-term care in a facility; but To The Rescue wants to assure you that recovery at home is not only possible, it can allow for optimum […]

Caring From a Distance: Respite for Caregivers

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

The latest senior stats are fascinating: We’re living, on average, 30 – 40 years longer than we did as recently ago as 1930. More than 76 million Baby Boomers are reaching or have already reached senior status. At latest count, more than 34 million Americans were serving as family caregivers for older loved ones. But […]

March into a Safer Home: Personal Home Care Modifications to Prevent Senior Falls

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

Home is supposed to be where we’re most safe from danger or harm, but did you know that one of the greatest risks to older adults – falls – happen 60% of the time right at home? Experiencing a fall is the leading cause of serious injury and even death in the elderly, according to […]

Dementia Care: Top Ways to Love Your Brain by Keeping It Active

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by To The Rescue | No Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps one of the greatest puzzles we have yet to solve, and for those of us who care for the aging, we’re waiting with bated breath for the many unknowns to be unraveled. Thanks to organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, education and resources are at our fingertips to not only provide […]

Is Your Senior Loved One at Risk for Hospital Delirium?

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by Ingrid Wensel | No Comments

With nearly half of all hospitalizations nationwide attributed to seniors over age 65, older adults can become all too familiar with the hospital routine: check in, get the IV started, begin the process of healing and recovery, for whatever condition has landed them there. But what they may not anticipate is a disturbing side effect […]