February 2011 Posts

Keeping Your Loved One Connected

Technology is becoming increasingly more important in order to keep in touch with family and friends. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the senior population.

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Healthy Living Habits

Right at Home provides services to foster wellness for aging adults, including light exercise program development and meal planning and preparation. Developing healthy living habits and preventing eating and weight problems can improve strength, energy and mental acuity, leading to an improved quality of life.

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Signs Your Loved One has a Vision Problem

It is very common for a person to experience vision loss as they age. However, for many seniors, losing their vision may be yet another reminder that they are losing some of their physical abilities and thus their self-sufficiency.

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Hygiene — Part I

The first step toward helping your aging loved one is identifying why hygiene has become a problem.

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Caregiver Inspires Dementia Patient to “Come Alive”

Caring for an aging loved one suffering from dementia can be challenging. Beverly Woodburn has discovered this firsthand. Her 90-year-old husband Richard has dementia and has told his wife that he feels “lost” 50 percent of the time.

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Most Hospital Readmissions Are Preventable

Most of those readmissions are preventable with a little extra attention and care. That's exactly what Right at Home's RightTransitions program offers.

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Right at Home Services Can Improve Transitions of Care

The Hospital to Home pilot program that Right at Home has been involved with in Winston-Salem, N.C., resultedin a 53 percent reduction in hospital readmissions during the first year of the study.

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Identifying Pneumonia

Symptoms of pneumonia include fever, shaking and chills, coughing, yellow or bloodstained phlegm, chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, fatigue and muscle aches.

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