Caregiver details

Sandra Robertson

Cardiac Surgery


Master of Science 
University Limerick


Fluent English


“I highly appreciate your help for my family in our most difficult time. We owed everyone at @healsoul a big thank you and our life.”

More than 15 years ago, a small group of families, community activists, and civil servants in New York came together to form an organization called HealSoul. They provide services for those struggling to care for a loved one who did not “fit” into traditional health systems: stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, debilitating disorders, etc. The diagnoses were different, but the families shared common challenges: few community resources, isolation, lack of information, and drastic changes in family roles.


Assisting with walking from bed to wheelchair 
Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance 
Medication reminders 
Safety and fall prevention 
Status reporting to family 
Toileting and incontinence care 
Light housekeeping 
Meal preparation and nutrition 
Laundry and change of bed linens 
Grocery shopping and errands 
Transportation to social & recreational activities 
Assistance with light exercise 

Care Coverage

The task force’s early efforts had three lasting results: the formation of HealSoul caregiver center; the genesis of community social caregiver groups; and the beginnings of an evolutional movement to change the ideology of long-term health care and caregivers intended for the ill and elderly in our country.