August 2009 Posts

Do you have helpful hints for caregivers?

Caregiving, with all of its rewards and triumphs, can also be stressful and overwhelming.  Right at Home knows that no one has a better true life understanding of the need for “balance” better than the caregiver of a senior.  If you have a few simple techniques that caregivers...

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How to Pay for Home Care Part II: Reverse Mortgages

The costs associated with home care can vary greatly depending upon the number of hours of service needed each day or week, where you are located in the country and the level of services you need. As many things can affect the costs of home care, there are many options and tools seniors can use to p...

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How to Pay For Home Care-Part I: Long Term Care Insurance

The costs associated with home care can vary greatly depending upon the number of hours of service needed each day or week, where you are located in the country and the level of services you need. As many things can affect the costs of home care, there are many options and tools seniors can use to p...

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Know a Senior Trying to Save Money?

Recently we’ve seen a lot of stories on how people are trying to make ends meet in rough economic waters by cutting back on their meds, doctor’s appointments and immunizations.  While harmful to all, cutting back on meds can be especially detrimental to seniors.  It is also ver...

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IRS Alerts Public to New Identity Theft Scams

Right at Home wants to remind our readers to be aware of scams, especially those that target seniors. In addition to the fraud warnings posted on this blog July 22, 2009, the Internal Revenue Servie released another warning yesterday regarding new identity theft scams (most via email). Please take...

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ElderCareMatters.com

If you are seeking answers to questions regarding planning for your or your loved one’s future needs, check out EldercareMatters.com. The site provides visitors with a state-by-state listing of resources you may find useful as you plan for and deal with the issues of aging. The site also offer...

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CaringNews.com August Issue

Don’t forget to sign up and read the monthly eNewsletter, Caring Right at Home Newsletter at CaringNews.com. The August Caring covers important topics such as how the lack of energy in old age might not just be a normal part of aging and how home care can help avoid diabetes complications.

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Elder Mediation

The following was taken from Mediate.com, a great resource for “everything mediation” with permission from the article’s author, Georgia Daniels. Georgia Daniels is a family mediator in Pasadena, CA, a teacher, and an inactive member of the Oregon and Washington State Bars. Elderc...

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