Category 'Caregiving'

Helping Seniors With Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal nasal allergies strain the body: runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, itchy eyes and fatigue are some of the resulting symptoms. Extreme weather swings, particularly in spring and fall, kick up the production of pollen, the fine powder released by flowering plants. Spread by the wind, pollen settles in a person’s skin, nose and lungs and can cause an allergic reaction. Other common nasal allergens include animal dander and dust mites.

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Bathroom Safety: A Shower Chair or Bath Bench?

Shower chairs, shower stools and bath benches are a good option to help with bathing safety and fall avoidance.

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Humor: A Radical Solution for Caregiver Fatigue?

Many caregivers have sacrificed sleep; however, when we don’t get adequate sleep, it affects our ability to think and reason. It can lead to poor decision making, erratic behavior, and increased falls and accidents.

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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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Counseling Assistance for Every Need

How do you gain a better balance and not discount your mental and emotional health as you care for another?

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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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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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Coconut Fat May Slow Aging

Nutrition experts praise coconut fat as a super food that improves brain function, boosts energy and burns the body’s excess fat. Plus, research is finding that a diet high in coconut fat also may delay brain cells from aging.

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3 Steps to Developing an Attitude of Creative Indifference Toward Caregiving

Maintaining emotional equilibrium while caring for a loved one who is aged, chronically ill or disabled is not easy. It takes constant effort, and some days you will do better than others so you must be gentle with yourself.

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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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