Category 'Elder Care Mediation'

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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The Secrets to Identifying Drug Misuse in Seniors

Drug misuse is often overlooked. One reason for this is that signs of drug misuse may be attributed to other age-related health problems, such as depression or dementia.

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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

The beauty of winter turns part beast when arctic air, icy conditions and mounds of snow prove particularly dangerous for older adults. To help seniors stay safe when the thermometer drops, even in the warmer climates of the country, follow these precautions:

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Right at Home Military Veterans

On November 11, Americans honor veterans of the armed services, and Right at Home is proud that several of our local owners are among them. These businesspeople served during Vietnam, the Gulf War, the Cold War, and our present-day conflicts. All of their stories have a common thread – a life dedicated to serving others.

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Healthier Holiday Eating

During the holidays, the key is to consume fewer unhealthy foods and revel in festivities at the same time. But how? The following tips can help:

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National Family Caregivers Month

Family caregivers are some of our nation’s most dedicated heroes – devoted men and women who tirelessly attend to loved ones with an illness, disability or limitations of aging. Each November, America celebrates National Family Caregivers Month to recognize and honor family caregivers across our country.

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Combating Ageism in America

At times, life can be harsh for older people. Comedians joke about “senior moments.” Corporations downsize, particularly letting go of employees over age 55.

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Fighting Food Infection

Those molds and invisible germs in the fridge can actually kill you, particularly if you are over age 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year in the United States, about 48 million people are sickened from eating contaminated food – 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.

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Senior Citizens Caring for Other Seniors

As the demand for senior care services increases across the country, more and more families are finding a supportive lifeline in older caregivers – who are sometimes nearly the same age as their clients.

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