Finding a Lifeline to Hope and Stability

Matt*, 42, was born with Marfan syndrome, a disorder that can cause cardiovascular and skeletal problems, but it hadn’t slowed him down. In addition to working as an IT director, he was a strong, stable ...

Regaining Health, Independence, and Hope

Barbara* had always tended to the needs of others—her second-grade students, her cats, and her beloved husband. As his seizure disorder and dementia progressed, she became his full-time caregiver, neglecting her own health. Shortly after ...

Sparking the Life of a Loved One With Dementia

When Ellen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her daughter wanted to care for her mother at home. But like many busy families, it was a struggle to tend to Ellen’s needs while also raising children ...

Sandy’s Story: Advocacy, Healing, and Friendship

Here’s what Homespire client Sandy Steele, 74, says about the chronic medical condition she’s lived with since birth: “The engineers must have been on strike the day they were putting me together.” That plucky attitude—along ...

Balancing COVID Concerns with Health Care Needs

Last spring, escalating COVID-19 cases prompted us to delay my 89-year-old mother’s cataract surgery until she couldn’t tell the difference between her cat and a couch pillow. Finally, when we felt reassured by the safety ...

Inspiring Creative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays Safely

For most Americans, the holidays conjure up festive images of family and friends gathered together, sharing favorite traditional foods, playing games, and exchanging gifts. While it’s hard to imagine a different sort of holiday celebration, ...

Finding Inspiration in the Midst of a Pandemic

This has been an exceptionally difficult year on so many levels, yet even in the midst of COVID-19, we’re surrounded by examples of the resiliency of the human spirit in action. We wanted to find ...