Gloria and Vickie have been caring for the same senior for a year, but until August 25, 2017 — the day Hurricane Harvey hit — the two Right at Home caregivers had never met in person.January 30, 2018Hilary Young #Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support #Caregiving
Aging Life Care Professionals are specialized caseworkers who focus on holistic geriatric care management. They can be an excellent resource for both family caregivers and isolated older adults, providing help and advocacy across a variety of disciplines. We spoke with Brenda Shorkend, an independent Aging Life Care Professional with over 25 years of experience, and got answers to five most frequently asked questions for Aging Life Care Professionals.January 23, 2018Hilary Young #Aging #Caregiving #Caregiver Help #Planning for Eldercare
Preparing a week’s worth of meals in advance may sound daunting, but if you are an adult child caregiving for aging parents, meal prepping gives you peace of mind that your loved ones will get enough nutrients.January 18, 2018Michele Fan #Aging #Caregiving #Health Living
If you live an hour away or across the country from an older loved one who needs care, you may be facing the complexities of long-distance caregiving. You want to help with the care of your senior relative or friend as much as you can, but the miles between the both of you pose a challenge to you staying accurately informed and the care recipient obtaining reliable help.January 16, 2018Beth Lueders #Caregiver Help #Caregiving #Planning for Eldercare #Support for Adult Caregiving
“Get healthy” is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. If this is your goal, how about achieving it by eating produce in season? Consuming seasonal foods not only means that your meals are going to be packed with flavors and nutrients, but it can also benefit your wallet.
“Managing your own care and a family member’s care is really challenging,” says Coatta, a Clinical Social Worker Specialist in Pasadena, California. “But you really cannot best care for a loved one if you don’t also care for yourself.”January 09, 2018Hilary Young #Caregiver Help #Caregiving
The holidays are over. Sigh. After New Year’s Day, the letdown of the holiday season hits a low note for many of us, leaving us feeling lonely, depressed and just not up for socializing. How can we beat this post-holiday blues?
Right at Home developed RightConversations Guide to offer tips on discussing home care with senior loved ones and family.January 02, 2018Beth Lueders #Aging #Caregiving #Planning for Eldercare #Support for Adult Caregiving
While it’s generally recommended to eat organic produce whenever possible, the habit can get expensive. We have a few tips on how you can shop healthy without breaking the bank:December 28, 2017Hilary Young #Health Living
“Every day we see how lack of mobility affects the quality of life for the seniors we serve,” said Rosaleen Doherty of Right at Home Boston and North. “For people living with a disability in less-resourced nations, mobility encourages renewed self-confidence and hope.”December 26, 2017Michele Fan #Support for Adult Caregiving #Caregiver Help