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Polypharmacy and Older Adults

Right at Home of Boston and North outlines important things to know about polypharmacy among older adults, such as the causes of polypharmacy, the signs and symptoms of polypharmacy, tests and treatments, and even how to prevent issues in a senior's medications. 

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Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month While Keeping Yourself Healthy

As caregivers, sometimes it becomes second nature to get up every day and help our senior loved ones with their daily activities. Right at Home Boston and North wants you to know that your service does not go unnoticed. Your courage and dedication reflect the righteousness of what human beings strive to be. 

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In-Home Care and Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease can be a life-changing event not just for the person diagnosed but for everyone involved, including caregivers. We understand your feelings of confusion and disbelief. Right at Home Boston and North knows how important it is that you have the most up-to-date information and resources available so that your senior loved one gets the care that he or she needs. 

Can Yoga Affect Alzheimer's Disease For The Better?

Right at Home of Boston and North looks at how adding yoga to your daily routine can help improve memory & attention span. While research is still underway, yoga may affect Alzheimer's disease for the better. 

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Staying Active During the Pandemic

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.  Right at Home Boston and North suggest a few activities your senior loved one can do throughout the pandemic to stay active and healthy.

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How to Relieve Feelings of Loneliness During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, all of our lives have been affected in one way or another.  With social distancing and many businesses closed it is easy to start feeling lonely.  In this blog, Right at Home Boston and North points out simple coping mechanisms that can indicate loneliness and explores ways that you can alleviate feelings of loneliness.  

Going Back to Work and Need to Make Sure Mom is Safe?

As the country begins to reopen with the threat of COVID-19 still at large, there is a lot of concern about seniors as adult children head back to the work.  Right at Home Boston and North shares resources and tips, to help a transition of care for your senior loved one as safe as possible.  

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This time of year in our community it is very difficult to tell the difference between allergy reactions (cough, runny nose) and viruses like flu or coronavirus. If you experience any symptoms of cough, runny nose, fever, feeling run down, weakness or difficulty breathing, call your family physician and follow his or her recommendations. In this blog post is a list of often used, common sense practices to prevent spread of diseases like the common cold, the flu, and the coronavirus. Keep you and your loved ones healthy!

 

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LGTBQ Resources For Seniors in the Boston Area

You don’t have to look very far for great resources for LGTBQ older adults in our community. Right at Home's partner in the Boston area, Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, is on the forefront of making resources and connections available for people. They have a resource guide that gives current listings of meal programs, health resources, support groups, social groups, faith communities and all kinds of advocacy programs for those who are looking for sensitivity to LGTBQ lifestyles and issues.

RightCare Dementia and Cognitive Support Services

Right at Home’s RightCare approach to dementia and cognitive support is grounded in the idea that ALL clients, regardless of the severity or progression of their cognitive change, have abilities to interact and connect with their surroundings. RightCare Dementia and Cognitive Support (RightCare DCS) will be delivered by Certified Cognitive Support Program Providers who have received highly specialized training from our Program Manager to deliver an individualized Personal Plan that accounts for ability, personhood, and lifestyle risk factors known to increase symptoms of dementia, so that, together with families, we can improve the quality of life for those we serve.

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Doc Wayne 10th Anniversary Gala

Right at Home Boston North sponsoring the 10th Anniversary Gala Doc Wayne, a wonderful 501(c)(3) non-profit that connects youth through sports, utilizing our sports-based therapeutic curriculum, and do the good® (DtG). Their mission is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth. Taking care of our kids makes our future a better place.

Social Security Online Resources

Somerville Cambridge Elder Services put out a great blog about the top 10 places to visit on the Social Security website.

Society and Aging Webinar

Are you working with seniors, like we are at Right at Home, and trying to reframe how society sees aging?

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. We wish we didn’t have to have a month to bring awareness to this topic, but it is a reality in the life of seniors everyday.

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Keeping an Eye on Low Vision

Right at Home Boston North can help your loved one with low vision. Our professional caregivers can help your loved one with vision challenges remain living a safe and independent lifestyle.

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Surviving the Winter When A Loved One Has Dementia

Right at Home Boston North’s Community Relations Team, recently presented recommendations for keeping your loved one with dementia safe during the winter. The free community event was graciously hosted by Artis Senior Living in Reading, MA.

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Benefits of Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage aims at improving specific aging health conditions, such as stiff muscles, limited mobility and chronic pain. As mature skin contains less moisture and is more susceptible to bruising and tearing, geriatric massage therapists use soothing, gentle strokes and mild stretching instead of standard massage pressure.

Right at Home Transport, Powered by Lyft

For seniors who need a ride to doctor appointments, the grocery store or a friend’s birthday party, life just got easier with Right at Home Transport, powered by Lyft,

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Free Wheelchairs Gift Independence to Disabled Adults & Children in Costa Rica

Three of us from Right at Home Somerville—Rosaleen Doherty, CEO and Co-Owner; Celeste Begley, Community Relations Director and Victoria Guskiewicz, Community Relations Coordinator—joined Free Wheelchair Mission in late October/early November to assemble and deliver wheelchairs in Costa Rica.

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