Category 'Planning for Eldercare'

When Families Disagree About Senior Care; Keeping Alzheimer’s Patients Socially Engaged

These and other stories are in the May edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Bathroom Safety: Grab Bars

Would it surprise you to learn that nearly 200,000 older Americans are treated in emergency rooms for bathroom-related falls and injuries every year?

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Boomers Need to Talk About Care; Distracted Driving Stats May Surprise You

These and other stories are in the April edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Getting Around When You No Longer Drive

It’s time for your elderly loved one to give up the car keys, but how will he or she get around to doctor appointments, errands and social activities?

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Right at Home Registered Nurse (RN) Lorraine Grote Johnson

Lorraine Grote Johnson is a registered nurse (RN) with decades of experience working in hospitals and the home care industry. She is Director of Care Quality at the Right at Home corporate headquarters.

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Medical Skepticism Over Brain Games

The influx of computer-based brain games has promised people even more command of their mental acuity—improved memory skills, faster recall of childhood stories and even prevention of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive decline. But are these brain games really working?

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Tax Credit Tips for Seniors and Family Caregivers

If you are a senior receiving care or are caring for an older relative, you may be eligible for additional tax deductions and credits. Examples of elder care tax benefits include claiming a parent, stepparent, father-in-law or mother-in-law as a dependent on your tax return or deducting contributions you made toward your aging relative’s medical expenses.

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RightCare … The Right Choice for You.

Securing at-home care for your loved one is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Right at Home is committed to helping you choose senior care wisely. Rest assured that with Right at Home, your loved one will be getting the Right Care.

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High Blood Pressure and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have high blood pressure, known as hypertension, and are taking certain medications for the condition, you also may be lowering your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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What Are Driver Rehab Specialists and How Do They Help Seniors?

Because of his fused spine, 83-year-old Jim is unable to rotate his neck fully. His family frets about him driving. Another family worries, too. Is Marilyn's arthritic knee slowing her from reaching the brake pedal?

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