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Why Social Distancing is Essential for Seniors

Staying home as much as possible, washing your hands often, and keeping at least six feet away from other people is essential. But what should you be concerned about as a senior during the Coronavirus pandemic?  Right at Home Nassau Suffolk looks at why social distancing is essential in keeping seniors safe.  

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What You Need To Know After A Loved One's Stroke

If your loved one has had a stroke, you can feel confused and unsure. You probably have many questions about what life for your loved one will be like. You might be concerned if they will recover. Or, what will your loved one's needs be from now on? When you’re a caregiver, it becomes all about what your family member needs. But you can’t do it alone, so some suggestions in this article will help you balance the needs of your loved one and your own.

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Seniors, Family Gatherings and the Uninvited Guest, the Coronavirus

We’re heading into Spring and with the season comes many enjoyable holidays. Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day are holidays that traditionally involve some sort of family get-together, however, right now the very thought of a gathering can raise uncertainties and fears caused by the Coronavirus.

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Modifications to Make the Home Safer

The safety of your parents is always on your mind. It's especially true if your parents are trying to age in place. To a senior, their home is their sanctuary where feeling comfortable as well as safe is the main priority. Modifications to keep your parents from harm while living at home is possible. There are necessary modifications, which you can do yourself or with the help of a family member. Then there are advanced modifications that will need the services of a professional for proper installation and safety issues.

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Signs Your Aging Loved One Needs Home Care

Right at Home Nassau Suffolk has put together a list of 15 signs that you may start to see in your elder parent, that can indicate that they may require home care.

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Warning Signs of Wandering

One of the questions a caregiver must ask when their loved one begins to wander is why? Realizing that there is a purpose behind your loved one's attempted escapes is essential. You need to figure out where they are trying to go and what your loved one is trying to achieve.

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"In-spite Of" Care

When you are a caregiver of a family member, taking time for yourself can make you feel guilty. Some of these feelings are because you think that no one else could give the same care that you do. Or, your family member will be unhappy if someone else is doing the caregiving. This is why you need to have respite care in spite of the reasons you think you shouldn't.

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How Achy Joints Affect Seniors | Right at Home Nassau Suffolk

There are many types of pain-related joint conditions that can make your life more difficult. But knowing how to treat it can help lower the pain levels. Some of these conditions are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Polymyalgia Rheumathica (PMR) or Temporal Arteritis (TA,) or Fibromyalgia.  If you are having difficulty with joint pain and need assistance with chores and personal care, we here at Right at Home can assist you. 

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Noticing the Signs of Alzheimer's

Be mindful that the signs may be subtle at first and can be easily overlooked or ignored, but may quickly start to become more apparent.

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