Natural disasters can stretch rural emergency services to the limit. But you can count on help from your neighbors.
The National Institute on Aging considers anyone who lives an hour or more away from a person who needs care a "long-distance caregiver." In rural areas, distance affects both caregivers and those who need their help.
A drunk driver who was a second-time offender slammed head-on into the author's vehicle on a secondary Iowa road nearly 18 years ago. The damage occurred in a heartbeat. The recovery is still a work in progress. Here's how one victim of…