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Suicide Awareness Month

Older people who attempt suicide are often more isolated; therefore, less like to be discovered, more likely to have a plan, and use more deadly methods. Suicide rates are particularly high among older men, with men ages 85 and older having the highest rate of any group in the country. Right at Home Kerrville can help with in-home care, companion care, and more.

Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a great task. You will experience a range of emotions as a caregiver. You may need help and support, as well as time off from your duties. Support groups can help you learn and exchange best practices and strategies for coping with difficult situations.

Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness should be continuous as you move down life's paths with your aging loved ones. Being observant and noting mental health changes can help you mitigate some long-term problems with your loved one if addressed through prevention, early intervention, and treatment.

Eating Well Under Quarantine

Let's face it. Eating well while we're in quarantine or sheltering in place is a challenge. Boredom, proximity to the fridge, and a natural drive toward comfort foods during stress is combining to challenge the will of the best of us. Here are just a few healthy recipes to help you eat healthy while in quarantine.

Caregiving. How Hard Can It Be?

I worked in the caregiving industry, but not hands-on care. After mom's surgery, it was my time to help so I stepped up. After all, how hard can caregiving really be? Well, I found out and it changed how I view the world. I now truly understand what families go through and have a new appreciation for professional caregivers. My story is not unique, but it is eye-opening.

Aging and the Flu

The flu can cause serious complications like pneumonia and bronchitis that may necessitate hospitalization. In some cases, these complications can even be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults 65 and older accounted for between 70 and 85 percent of flu-related deaths and between 50 and 70 percent of flu-related hospitalizations in recent years.