3 Ways Family Caregivers Can Unwind After a Tough Day
May 19, 2022 Caregiving
Family caregiving can be a great source of pride. And yet, it can feel physically and mentally exhausting. Some days can be harder than others, so you shouldn’t ignore it when there are times when you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or stressed. As a family caregiver, you need to care for yourself every day, but especially on the difficult days.
8 Ways to Protect Older Loved Ones From Fraud
May 17, 2022 Life Planning
Lonely seniors at home can be more vulnerable to the wiles of con artists, and experts report that financial fraud targeting older adults has increased during the pandemic. But sometimes, seniors resist discussing this topic with family. “You’re trying to control me,” they might say. Or, “I’m perfectly competent to handle my own finances.”
2022 Northeast Region Caregiver of the Year
May 16, 2022 Caregiving
Tanya Todd was selected as the Northeast Region Caregiver of the Year among thousands of other caregivers from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine for her exemplary commitment to making a difference in the lives of her clients and team members.
It Pays Being Mindful About Cognitive Health
May 12, 2022 Health & Safety
As we age, our mental faculties tend to weaken. But there are steps we can take to preserve, even strengthen, our cognitive health. Taking these steps can help ensure a high quality of life and a high level of independence. What are these steps? Find out in our blog.
Treating Urinary Incontinence Lowers the Risk of Falls
May 10, 2022 Health & Safety
Even an older adult who usually is cautious on stairs or on uneven surfaces might be less careful if they are hurrying to the bathroom. A new study reveals several fall risk factors stemming from incontinence—yet another reason to seek treatment for this problem that affects millions of older adults.
2022 Mid-Atlantic Region Caregiver of the Year
May 09, 2022 Caregiving
Sarah was selected as the Mid-Atlantic Region Caregiver of the Year among thousands of other caregivers from Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania for her exemplary commitment to making a difference in the lives of her clients and team members.
Keshia Prejean Saves Client From Snowstorm
May 06, 2022 Caregiving
Congratulations to Keshia Prejean on her recognition as 2022 National Caregiver of the Year.
It’s a Great Time to Celebrate Older Americans!
May 05, 2022 Life Planning
May is Older Americans Month, a special time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions older adults make to their communities. This year’s theme is “Age My Way, which focuses on how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently for as long as possible—something Right at Home can help with!
Our Brains Need Exercise, Too
May 03, 2022 Health & Safety
Neurologists tell us that education provides brain-protective effects that last into our older years. Novelty builds stronger connections in the brain, and it’s never too late to give our brains a workout by learning something new.
The Risks of Not Hiring In-Home Care Through an Agency
April 28, 2022 Caregiving
When a loved one needs care, families might consider hiring a caregiver from a neighborhood blog, an ad on the church bulletin board, or a job search website. At first comparison, this might seem like a thriftier choice than hiring a professional caregiver from an agency. But that notion quickly breaks down when families realize that if they go that route, they will need to do their own hiring, training and supervising—and if things don’t work out, disciplining and terminating.