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Bathing Tips for Seniors

Four Right at Home franchisees offer the following tips on making bathing more pleasant for your loved one.

Government Program Helps Families Take Care of Mom & Dad

Looking for a way to help Mom and Dad pay for Home care or assisted living? Perhaps you are their caregiver. Wouldn’t it be nice to receive some extra income to help you provide their care? There is financial help available for senior veterans and their spouses. Read more in the post below.

Government Program Pays Family Members for Taking Care of Mom and Dad

Looking for a way to help Mom and Dad pay for Home care or assisted living? Perhaps you are their caregiver. Wouldn’t it be nice to receive some extra income to help you provide their care? There is financial help available for senior veterans and their spouses. Read more in the post below.

Caregiver Success Stories

When Millie and Ruth met, it was a sort of sisterhood from the start. “As soon as I walked in, we bonded,” says Ruth Rankin, a Right at Home caregiver with the Kenosha-Racine Right at Home in Wisconsin. Ruth provides care and companionship to 89-year-old Millie Traylor.

Early Prevention Tips for Bathing Challenges Seniors Face

Getting in and out of the bathtub or shower can be a perilous journey for older adults, even when they have bathrooms already equipped with safety features, according to research by the University of Michigan Health System.

Understanding Depression in Seniors

Depression is one of the most common illnesses faced by Americans. It affects all age groups, including seniors. Yet depression often goes undetected. Right at Home recognizes the challenges of identifying and treating this medical condition, and we also know that in many cases, dealing with depression in a positive, medically appropriate way can make a tremendous difference in a senior’s quality of life.

Helping Your Older Parents Stay Happy & Healthy

How do we deal with the change in the role from child of, to a “parent” to our parent? I’d like to share with you the following article written by Robert Stall MD, Geriatrician. No matter which of these caregiving situations you may be in, you should understand that you are not alone – millions of Americans are Adult Caregivers. If you are feeling physically or emotionally overwhelmed, this is a very normal reaction and there is help available.

Home Care & Home Health Care

Most of us think of the traditional “visiting nurse” when we think of home care, but this is actually usually home health care. We kind of get stuck in what I call the medical model mode of thinking. When we think of care, we assume services are designed like most of our medical care services to help us recover from an illness, and usually just short term. This kind of care is paid for by Medicare or health insurance, and comes most often after a stay in the hospital.

Home Health Care Nursing Overview

According to the National Association for Home Care, there are more than 7 million individuals in the United States in need of home health care nurse services because of acute illness, long term health problems, permanent disability or terminal illness.