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Arthritis & Tai Chi

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50 percent of people age 65 or older in the United States were diagnosed with arthritis between 2013 and 2015. While medications can provide temporary relief for joint pain, staying active is crucial to managing arthritis on a regular basis.

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Mother's Day: Favorite Dish from Mom and Grandma

Moms and grandmas shape the development of our palate and food preferences. For this Mother’s Day, we talked to nine members of the Right at Home team, who shared their favorite dishes to honor the important ladies in their lives.

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Safe Nighttime Toileting

Getting out of bed at night to visit the toilet is a leading cause of falls by elders. Here are fall risk factors and solutions to prevent falls at night.

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Finding Success by Understanding whom You Care For

“My first Right at Home client was very special to me,” says Kim Schirrman, the Northeast Region winner of Right at Home’s 2017 Caregiver of the Year award. “She had high anxiety, and she was withdrawn and would not speak to anyone when I first met her.”

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Signs & Behaviors of Hoarding Disorder in Seniors

What an 87-year-old man counted as decades of treasures—jumbled mounds of well-aged newspapers, crumpled clothes, decayed food, a broken toilet and a long-dead refrigerator—most would consider throwaway junk. But he continued to crawl around the chaotic piles in an apartment with no heat and shattered window panes, huddling most days in one sparse spot in his living room.

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Caregiver Saves Client from Hurricane

A Category 2 hurricane hit Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in October, 2016. When the governor issued a mandatory evacuation order, Willie Ann Hamilton was with a client who has on-set dementia and mobility issues. She contacted the client’s daughter in Marietta, Georgia but couldn’t reach her.

caregiver of the year 2017 central region winner laquita

The Caregiver's Challenge

“LaQuita has a lot of respect for everyone. Even if the situation is difficult, she always handles it gracefully and professionally. She does an excellent job at preserving the dignity of our elderly clients.” - Jon Searles, owner of Right at Home Central Texas.

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Older Women, Hip Fractures and Bone Tests

When older women fracture a hip, they usually don’t get a bone density test that shows whether they need treatment to help prevent more broken bones. According to a new study, just 17 percent of women get tested for osteoporosis or receive treatment for the condition. This is unfortunate, since osteoporosis screening helps identify women at risk for future fractures.