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August 2021

Next Steps as Your Loved One Ages
Published Aug. 27, 2021
Taking care of your aging parent or loved one involves managing several variables, including some legal considerations. According to AARP, these practical tips can help you be prepared to care for your aging loved ones and their changing needs: Have…
Arianna's Story: Living with SMA
Published Aug. 23, 2021
When Arianna was about ten months old, she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Doctors told Arianna’s parents that she likely wouldn’t live past two years old. The news was devastating, to say the least. But Arianna’s parents were determine…
How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
Published Aug. 19, 2021
Caring for a loved one can be exhausting and stressful. It’s no surprise that caregivers and their partners often feel burned out and experience feelings of depression. In fact, the American Psychological Association found that among people age 55 …
The Difference a Homecare Nurse Can Make
Published Aug. 13, 2021
Rubi’s parents heard the word “never” a lot after their daughter was born. Rubi would never walk. Rubi would never talk. And some days it felt like Rubi would never come home. When she finally could come home, her doctors said Rubi would need 24/7 …
Finding Support as Parents of a Medically Fragile Child
Published Aug. 11, 2021
Becoming the parent of a medically fragile child can be overwhelming. But having the right people by your side makes all the difference. That’s what Rubi’s parents found when their daughter was born in 2018. Rubi faced significant challenges from …