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Do you assist with the care of a loved one diagnosed with a chronic disease?

You're not alone. In fact, 50% of American adults live with at least one chronic disease, causing seven out of ten deaths each year.

Thankfully We are More Than our Disease

Through education, holistic care, and a team-based approach, living well with a chronic disease in Northwest Washington is possible. 

Here at Fedelta Home Care, we strongly believe in equipping family caregivers with the tools they need to care for their loved ones.  Check out our family caregiver resource booklets below for more information and tips for living well with a chronic disease in Northwest Washington.

Below you will find checklist booklets and caregiver resources for the following diseases:

Comfort and Care

End of Life

Comfort and Care

Our 16-page booklet, written by RNs, offers tips and advice for family caregivers.

Advice categories include topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Family & Community Support
  • Modifications
  • Legacy

Sample excerpt from the booklet:

"As the end of life approaches, each person’s story is unique.

It’s hard to know what to expect while searching for someone to provide comfort and manage pain.

The decision to go home on hospice can cause a lot of anxiety for everyone involved.

With the ultimate goal of preventing or reducing suffering, professionally-trained caregivers provide essential support to a dying person and his or her family."

Click Here to Download our Comfort and Care Booklet
Alzheimer's Disease

Living Well with

Alzheimer's Disease

Our 16-page booklet, written by RNs, offers tips and advice for family caregivers.

Advice categories include topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Family & Community Support
  • Modifications
  • Legacy

Sample excerpt from the booklet:

"During the first stage of Alzheimer's, a person will have trouble remembering things that they would typically know otherwise. The next stage is marked by the individual forgetting how to complete familiar tasks around their own home such as cooking and bathing. At this point, it becomes necessary to consider 24-hour supervision to keep the person with dementia safe. The third stage begins to affect the body as well as the mind, with weakness in strength and speech."

Click Here to Download our Alzheimer's Disease Booklet
Diabetes Disease

Living Well with

Diabetes Disease

Our 16-page booklet, written by RNs, offers tips and advice for family caregivers.

Advice categories include topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Family & Community Support
  • Modifications
  • Legacy

Sample excerpt from the booklet:

"Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood are higher than they should be, and there is not enough insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to control it. Diabetes interferes with the body's ability to use carbohydrates for energy, leading to high levels of blood sugar."

Click Here to Download our Diabetes Disease Booklet
Chronic Disease

Living Well with

Chronic Disease

Our 16-page booklet, written by RNs, offers tips and advice for family caregivers.

Advice categories include topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Family & Community Support
  • Modifications
  • Legacy

Sample excerpt from the booklet:

"Chronic diseases can be defining, limiting, and fatal. In fact, 50% of American adults live with at least one chronic disease, causing 7 out of 10 deaths each year. And as a nation, 75% of our health care dollars go towards treatment of these chronic diseases. These statistics can be overwhelming, but they are not immune to change."

Click Here to Download our Chronic Disease Booklet
Heart Disease

Living Well with

Heart Disease

Our 16-page booklet, written by RNs, offers tips and advice for family caregivers.

Advice categories include topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Family & Community Support
  • Modifications
  • Legacy

Sample excerpt from the booklet:

"Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. It refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. In the United States, someone dies from heart disease every 39 seconds. Time is of the essence in managing this disease. In far too many cases a fragmented health care system gives patients conflicting information that can be overwhelming, hindering their ability to live well with heart disease."

Click Here to Download our Heart Disease Booklet
Parkinson's Disease

Living Well with

Parkinson's Disease

Our 16-page booklet, written by RNs, offers tips and advice for family caregivers.

Advice categories include topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Family & Community Support
  • Modifications
  • Legacy

Sample excerpt from the booklet:

"Parkinson’s is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. The four primary motor symptoms of PD are tremor in the hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination. People living with Parkinson's often experience cognitive, mood, and autonomic nervous system symptoms. The diagnosis is based primarily on medical history and a physical examination."

Click Here to Download our Parkinson's Disease Booklet