Tags : Respite Care

A Needed Respite

Short-term care offers assistance and a taste of senior living Above photo: A class in the pool at Westminster Place in Evanston When 84-year-old Shirley Ratcliff recently moved from Missouri to Chicago, her health was precarious. She lives with pulmonary fibrosis, relies on oxygen, and was recovering from pneumonia.  After staying for a few weeks with […]Read More

Necessary Rest

Respite care eases the burdens on caregivers Caring for an aging parent can be physically and mentally demanding, an around-the-clock responsibility. Sometimes caregivers just need a break—a few days when they can take care of business, address a family emergency or go on a vacation and know that mom or dad is well taken care of. […]Read More