Souerrette Michel remembers well the day in Spring 2017 when she returned early to her Miramar, Fla. home from visiting Haiti. As soon as she arrived, Michel had to rush her mother, 79-year-old Therese Michel, to the hospital. On the way there, Therese lost consciousness.
Hospital staff put Therese on a ventilator and intubated her to keep her trachea open for air, and doctors then diagnosed Therese with COPD.
Caregivers for elders have stress, financial difficulties and lack of time as they work two jobs, care for elders longer and with more significant illnesses.
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