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Why Touch is Important in Alzheimer’s Care

For people with dementia, the human touch plays a significant part in improving mental health.  Right at Home Boston and North provides information about why touch is so important when caring for someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  

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How to care for an Alzheimer’s Patient

As anyone with a friend or family member with Alzheimer's can advise you, the disease is a family diagnosis. Right at Home of Boston and North knows that the impacts of Alzheimer's reach out past the person to their primary caregiving person and every individual who loves them. 


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Maintaining Mental Health During Pandemic

Right at Home of Boston and North suggests some techniques to help maintain your mental health while we continue to live through these historical times with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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COVID-19 Vaccine: How it Works & What to Expect

Understanding the COVID-19 vaccination can be difficult. But it doesn't have to be. Right at Home Boston and North has put together some valuable information based on guidance from the CDC to answer all of your questions surrounding the vaccine.


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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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Dementia and Alzheimer's During a Pandemic

Although it is important to encourage your senior loved ones to be as independent as possible, Right at Home Boston and North would like to provide you with the resources you need for safety and prevention regarding Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. 

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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.  

Resources for Confronting Racial Injustice

Last year, the Right at Home Boston and North RightTeam attended the Massachusetts Conference on Women. The Conferences for Women organization has just released a wonderful resource center for confronting racial injustice. 

What Have You Been Doing During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

As the country begins to re-open, Right at Home Boston North would like to highlight some of the precidures we have in place in our office as well as celebrate the bravery of our incredible CareTeam in the field and in the office during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Right at Home Boston North is your COVID-19 senior home care specialists.

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.

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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.

Massachusetts Conference for Women

The Right at Home RightTeam took a day out and went to Boston to attend the Massachusetts Conference for Women. The conference provides one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Here at Right at Home, we know that the development and empowerment of our employees makes them the best team in home care. Though it is just one day out of the office, our whole community of clients, families and employees benefits.

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Pre-Diabetes CE Presentation in Medford, MA

Right at Home Boston North recently kicked off the spring season by hosting an educational program for fifty health professionals in Medford, MA at Century Bank.

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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.

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Homecare for the Holidays

At Right at Home Boston North, we know that the holidays, while often joyous, can also be stressful on families who are caring for elderly loved ones. Let us help make the holidays a bit easier.


A Cruise for Hope

One cruise line has designed exclusively for caregivers and their loved ones living with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and dementia an opportunity to set sail together to Alaska. 

Get Moving to Help Parkinson's Disease Research & Support

We’d all love to live in a world without Parkinson’s, yet if you are one of the many Americans living with this chronic condition, we at Right at Home Somerville understand how daunting living well with Parkinson’s disease can be for both you and family caregivers.

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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