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A senior couple, a man and a woman, who is wearing an oxygen tube, sitting on a couch in a living room looking at a Right at Home pamphlet. A senior couple, a man and a woman, who is wearing an oxygen tube, sitting on a couch in a living room looking at a Right at Home pamphlet.

How To Have End-of-Life Conversations With Aging Loved Ones


February 28, 2024 Family & Loved Ones
Talking with your aging loved one about their end-of-life wishes can be awkward and difficult. But making your loved one feel comfortable and you feel prepared is important. Here are tips to help you have the conversation before it’s too late.
A senior man wearing an oxygen tube, sitting outside A senior man wearing an oxygen tube, sitting outside

Tips for Helping Seniors Cope With Grief


February 26, 2024 Family & Loved Ones | Health & Safety | Caregiving
Everyone will experience the loss of a loved one or friend at some point in their lives. But for older adults, grief can cause many physical and mental health side effects and worsen existing health problems. Here’s how grief can affect older adults.
Female Right at Home caregiver helping a senior female client with a pill dispenser while client sits in armchair. Female Right at Home caregiver helping a senior female client with a pill dispenser while client sits in armchair.

Managing Your Loved One’s Medical Needs and Appointments


February 21, 2024 Family & Loved Ones | Health & Safety | Caregiving
Staying organized when caring for an elderly loved one can be tricky. From making sure you don’t miss medical appointments to ensuring the doctor’s instructions are followed, there is a lot to keep track of! To help, here is a list of things to focus on.
Four senior men and a male right at home caregiver sitting at a table in a coffee shop chatting Four senior men and a male right at home caregiver sitting at a table in a coffee shop chatting

Combating Senior Isolation and Loneliness


February 20, 2024 Family & Loved Ones | Health & Safety
There are many reasons one might feel lonely and isolated, but for seniors, it can be compounded by health issues and loss of mobility. Here are ways to try to increase socialization.
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What Is the Value of a Professional Caregiver?


February 13, 2024 Caregiving
National Caregivers Day is February 16, an opportunity to honor the value of professional caregivers across the country who are passionate about improving the quality of life for those they serve. Here are some facts you may not know about Right at Home’s dedicated caregivers.
Drawing of a head with rain cloud inside of it with the text: How ageism affects older adults Drawing of a head with rain cloud inside of it with the text: How ageism affects older adults

How Ageism Affects Older Adults


February 12, 2024 Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning
We all laugh off the jokes, dismiss the anti-wrinkle cream commercials, and just grin and bear it, but the fact is that ageism harms the mental and physical health of older adults. You might be surprised by these effects. 
Senior female client using a walker while a female Right at Home caregiver walks beside her outside on a sunny day Senior female client using a walker while a female Right at Home caregiver walks beside her outside on a sunny day

Heart Health and Women: It Isn’t Just a Concern for Men


February 12, 2024 Health & Safety | Family & Loved Ones
We’ve all seen the movie where the main male character drops over suddenly after clutching his chest from an apparent heart attack. But in reality, it could just as easily be a woman in that scene, as almost as many women as men die of heart disease annually. Here are women’s risks, symptoms, and how to lower the risks.
senior female client doing her grocery shopping with the assistance of a female right at home caregiver senior female client doing her grocery shopping with the assistance of a female right at home caregiver

Good Nutrition Helps Older Adults Combat Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer’s and Dementia


February 05, 2024 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Health & Safety | Caregiving
The saying, “Let food be thy medicine,” means a lot when you consider the role nutrition has in preventing cognitive decline. But just what specific recommendations truly make a difference?
A family photo of four generations of women and a female Right at Home caregiver A family photo of four generations of women and a female Right at Home caregiver

The Unseen Challenges of Caregiving


January 31, 2024 Caregiving | Family & Loved Ones
Right at Home salutes the many unpaid family caregivers and career caregivers of the elderly. They are truly inspirational in how they persevere through the many challenges they face.
Senior male client sitting at a desk in front of a laptop computer while a female Right at Home caregiver stands near by Senior male client sitting at a desk in front of a laptop computer while a female Right at Home caregiver stands near by

Senior Scammers: How To Avoid and What To Do if You Fall Victim


January 26, 2024 Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning | Technology
In today’s digital age, there is no shortage of ways scammers can swindle seniors out of their money. It can happen to anyone. Here are things to watch out for.

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