Category 'Elder Care Mediation'

The Opioid Crisis and Fall Risk

Seniors using opioids are at a seven-fold greater risk for falls (and increased hip fractures) than those who use other pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Technologies for Aging in Place

When well-being challenges arise and a caregiver cannot be on-site, assistive technology offers continued oversight of the senior and tremendous peace of mind to the family. Right at Home, a leader of the in-home care industry, is partnering with global health technology innovator Philips...

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Combating Baby Boomer Brain Drain

Known for shaping new cultural trends like smiley faces and bellbottoms, America’s more than 76 million baby boomers—those individuals born between 1946 and 1964—are now shifting America’s workforce by retiring and creating a business “brain drain.”

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Family Summer Safety

Summer beacons outdoor play between grandparents and grandkids from water parks and horseback riding to fishing and building sandcastles. Keep the fun in summertime togetherness with the following outdoor activity safety tips.

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National Nurses Day Celebrates the Contribution of Nurses

National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities. What would you do to honor nurses in America?

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Right at Home’s Caregiver of the Year Program Honors Professional Caregivers

Steadfast. Hardworking. Dedicated. Countless words describe the untiring commitment of the professional in-home caregivers who provide personal health support for seniors and disabled adults across America—wherever care recipients call home.

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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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Seasonal Weather Travel Tips

Come rain or shine, or hail or snow, older adults are learning the keys to traveling in seasonal weather. Some are listed below.

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Fall Prevention for Seniors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one out of three Americans age 65 and older falls each year. Roughly 20 percent of falls cause serious injuries including lacerations, broken bones and head injuries. Weakened balance, vision and physical strength affect an elderly person’s ability to stay on his/her feet, so regular medication reviews, and eyesight and overall health exams are essential.

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Winter Nutrition for Seniors

When the temperature drops, healthy eating can become less of a priority. Keeping a healthy diet in winter can be a challenge, especially if you are an older adult. With age, the body naturally starts to become less efficient in absorbing essential nutrients. Add in wintertime’s decreased activity, and many seniors opt for convenient, comfort foods laden with empty calories.

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