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Caregiving in the Time of Hurricane Harvey

Gloria and Vickie have been caring for the same senior for a year, but until August 25, 2017 — the day Hurricane Harvey hit — the two Right at Home caregivers had never met in person.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Aging Life Care Professionals

Aging Life Care Professionals are specialized caseworkers who focus on holistic geriatric care management. They can be an excellent resource for both family caregivers and isolated older adults, providing help and advocacy across a variety of disciplines. We spoke with Brenda Shorkend, an independent Aging Life Care Professional with over 25 years of experience, and got answers to five most frequently asked questions for Aging Life Care Professionals.

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Meal Prepping for Aging Parents

Preparing a week’s worth of meals in advance may sound daunting, but if you are an adult child caregiving for aging parents, meal prepping gives you peace of mind that your loved ones will get enough nutrients.

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Guide to Long-Distance Caregiving

If you live an hour away or across the country from an older loved one who needs care, you may be facing the complexities of long-distance caregiving. You want to help with the care of your senior relative or friend as much as you can, but the miles between the both of you pose a challenge to you staying accurately informed and the care recipient obtaining reliable help.

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5 Healthy Seasonal Recipes

“Get healthy” is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. If this is your goal, how about achieving it by eating produce in season? Consuming seasonal foods not only means that your meals are going to be packed with flavors and nutrients, but it can also benefit your wallet.


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Treat Yourself: Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers

“Managing your own care and a family member’s care is really challenging,” says Coatta, a Clinical Social Worker Specialist in Pasadena, California. “But you really cannot best care for a loved one if you don’t also care for yourself.”

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5 Ways Seniors Can Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

The holidays are over. Sigh. After New Year’s Day, the letdown of the holiday season hits a low note for many of us, leaving us feeling lonely, depressed and just not up for socializing. How can we beat this post-holiday blues?


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Organic Foods: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

While it’s generally recommended to eat organic produce whenever possible, the habit can get expensive. We have a few tips on how you can shop healthy without breaking the bank:

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Adults and Children With Disabilities Receive Wheelchairs in Costa Rica, Gain Dignity

“Every day we see how lack of mobility affects the quality of life for the seniors we serve,” said Rosaleen Doherty of Right at Home Boston and North. “For people living with a disability in less-resourced nations, mobility encourages renewed self-confidence and hope.”

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