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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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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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