Gift Ideas for the Elderly

In an effort to reduce your stress when shopping for your parents or grandparents, Right at Home has put together a brief guide to gift ideas for the elderly. We’ve taken into account budget, lifestyle and interests. After all, the holidays shouldn’t be about the stress of finding the perfect gift; they should be about the joy you feel when watching someone you love open it.

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A Caregiver’s Gratitude at Thanksgiving

I discovered firsthand that caring for someone who is suffering changes a lot of things – including how you count your blessings. Before, I never thought to be thankful that Alex could get into or out of bed by himself. It hadn’t occurred to be grateful for conversations that weren’t focused on pain levels, medication schedules or bowel functions. Above all, I had no idea of how thankful I could be for a good night’s sleep.

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

The house is full of bustling conversations and the rich aroma of your favorite Thanksgiving entrees. The grandkids are scurrying from room to room, while the adults mingle and munch in the kitchen, grandkids

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Mom is showing signs of mental slowing. Dad’s arthritis leaves him barely able to walk. Their need for at-home care is becoming more evident, but you dread “the conversation.”

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Sarcopenia: An Unfamiliar Cause of Falling

Sarcopenia begins around age 45 and increases thereafter. By age 65, people, especially those who are sedentary, have lost almost half of their muscle mass and strength. The muscles become so weak that everyday mobility becomes difficult.

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Right at Home Military Veterans

A few of the veterans in the Right at Home family graciously took time to share their experiences with us. We thank them, and all veterans, for their service to our country.

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National Family Caregivers Month

Family caregivers are some of our nation's most dedicated heroes. They are devoted men and women who tirelessly attend to loved ones with an illness, disability or limitations of aging.

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Honoring Family Caregivers

A special presidential proclamation enacted each year since 1997 calls upon all Americans to pay tribute to the country’s devoted men and women who assist spouses, parents, adult children and other relatives with care routines. These routines can range from bathing and dressing to trips to doctor appointments.

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Thank a Family Caregiver; Tips to Quit Smoking

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

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4 Halloween Safety Tips to Keep Seniors Secure

Halloween is a fun holiday – filled with candy and costumes – but did you know it can be a stressful time for seniors?

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Moving Day® 2015

Join Right at Home Chicago Southwest Suburbs for National Moving Day 2015 on Sunday, October 18th.

Moving Day 2015 | Right at Home Chicago Southwest Suburbs

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