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Jul 30 2014

A 57 year old psychiatrist contacted Fedelta hoping for a solution; she has a degenerative condition called Lou Gehrig's disease. Being privy to her condition she knew that she was going to need full time care. She did not want to move into a nursing home and it was vital her husband continued to work. She was wheelchair bound and had a hospital bed set up as well as a shower chair. She had also told us that a feeding tube was also in her distant future. read more

Jul 23 2014

A son called concerned about the care that his 87 year old father was receiving. The family had decided to hire an uncertified caregiver to save money on in-home care.The son went on to explain that the caregiver had clipped his fingernails so short that he had developed a serious infection. We reassured the son that every Fedelta caregiver is certified and that we could ensure that his father received proper care. read more

Jul 05 2014

A call came in from a concerned wife, her 86 year old husband who was suffering from congestive heart failure and diabetes, had just been placed in hospice care. The wife explained that her husband's health was rapidly declining; his mobility was limited and he now was relying on a CPAP machine and nebulizer to help him breathe. The wife and their daughter were his primary caretakers but they needed our help because they could not provide around-the-clock care. read more

Jul 02 2014

Last week a woman called crying, devastated at the tragic news she had just recieved. At only 59 years old, a Bainbridge Island native, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Not only did she just find out she had cancer, but that it had metastasized beyond all hope of treatment and was well into stage IV. Although she didn't have much longer to live, the idea of spending her final weeks in a hospital severely depressed her. read more

Jun 25 2014

A niece called yesterday, exhausted and disheartened. Her Uncle is 75 years old and has advanced Parkinson's Disease. He lives alone and although she visits daily, he is becoming more and more depressed as his condition worsens. He is no longer able to walk independently and began starting to use a wheelchair and also now needs help with all daily activities; bathing, dressing and cooking. She had explained that she was his only local relative and feels a responsibility to care for him and to set up the best accommodations. read more

Sep 21 2012

Each year Alzheimer's affects millions of families across the globe. Research teams and organizations are working around the clock to find a cure for this disease. With organizations like the read more

Jun 05 2012

          Millions of Americans experience some form of dementia; the most common form being Alzheimer's disease. Despite affecting so many people, Alzheimer's read more

Jun 05 2012

Alzheimer's has been affecting one in every eight elderly Americans since it was first publicly diagnosed in 1910. So much so that it has become the 6th leading cause of death in the US. Although, as read more

May 30 2012

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 5.3 million Americans. According to the National Institute of Aging, a new case of Alzheimer's  is diagnosed in the United read more

May 02 2012

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Millions of people are affected by this degenerative disease, and while Alzheimer's can affect people differently, there are some common read more

Feb 14 2012

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that can adversely affect everyone involved in the life of the afflicted individual. It is important for the loved ones of the afflicted patient to learn as much read more

Jul 04 2011

Caring for an elderly parent often puts overwhelming stress on their adult children. The family of a Seattle woman recently contacted our agency for help; their 98-year-old mother suffered from read more

Jun 14 2011

Caring for an elderly parent can be difficult. Caring for an elderly parent who lives three time zones away is almost impossible. A Bellevue woman was regularly visiting her 96-year-old, independent read more

Jun 02 2011

When you have a family member who is suffering from Alzheimer's and you are unable to provide the home care they require due to distance or family commitments, you know that finding the right elderly read more

May 29 2011

As a couple grows old together, it's often hard for them to realize that they no longer can handle things on their own. Take as an example the story of one Kirkland Washington patient. This patient read more

Feb 02 2011

By Stephanie Trelogan, Caring.com senior editor Several factors raise the risk for heart attack and coronary artery disease. The more risk factors someone has, the greater the chance of read more


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