I’ve Been Where You Are Now I understand how a new caregiver feels. I’ve stood at that same door of uncertainty and felt the tidal wave of anxiety roll over me as I wondered what lay ahead. Over the past thirty years, I have experienced first-hand caregiving during four major family life events. As a […]
Donna Steigleder created Healthcare to Homecare from a desire to reach out to other wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, family, and others who daily provide care to someone in their homes. Being a family caregiver is an extremely difficult job. Donna had the advantage of being a nurse and working in a hospital when she became a caregiver. But unfortunately, most caregivers don’t have those resources. Wanting to find a way to make those resources available in some way accessible to all ages and socio-economic groups, Donna came up with the idea of this website.
Learn about Donna Steigleder’s background and credentials, including her personal and professional work history and life experiences that qualify her to speak to the topics presented. Then, follow her on her caregiving journey as you see how God prepared her for her role, starting long before the need became a reality. God had a plan in mind all along – one to prepare, strengthen, and support her before she faced the biggest challenges of her life.
Education Bachelor of Science with Major in Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Diploma in Nursing from Roanoke Memorial School of Nursing Additional Training Infection Control and Prevention Substance Abuse and Prevention Threat Assessment and Intervention Domestic Violence Sexual Harassment Ostomy and Wound Care Chemotherapy Administration Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient Education Principles and Training Crisis
Father Had MS Since Lynn was a teen, he’s known that someday Multiple Sclerosis might lie ahead; however, he refused to acknowledge that possibility; until there was no other choice. During his teen years, Lynn’s Dad, Buddy, began to have trouble walking, frequently stumbling. Soon his condition progressed to requiring a wheelchair, and he eventually
Caregivers Belong to a Family Caregivers do not live in isolation. They are part of a family. In my case, I’ve been married twice and have two biological children, one stepchild, and one adopted adult child. So far, we have nine grandchildren. My father is alive and ninety years old as of this writing
Caregiving Began During First Marriage I first became a caregiver raising a child with special needs. Unfortunately, as is true with many marriages where a special needs child requires significant attention, our marriage ended in divorce. During Second Marriage, I Became Caregiver to Child and Spouse Though hesitant to try again, I remarried a