May 2011 Posts

Thank You to Our Military Personnel

On behalf of all of us at Right at Home, we extend our deepest gratitude for those who have served our country and those who continue to serve so selflessly.  We wish all of our readers a safe and happy Memorial Day. 

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Free Web Conference: Helping Caregivers Create a Senior Friendly Home for Parents

“Aging in place is clearly more desirable for aging parents and their families,” said Allen Hager, president of Right at Home Inc. . “Most seniors want to remain living at home as long as possible. Practicing senior safety at home can accomplish a sense of independence and security for them and peace of mind for the family. This program will provide caregivers with the knowledge to address safety and comfort issues.”

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Tips on Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s – Part I

With her permission, here is the first installment of advice offered by Pedroso for caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Look for additional tips from Pedroso next week.

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Tablets Open the Digital World to Older Adults

A research study at UCLA indicated that Internet access and use can actually enhance brain function and cognition in older adults after just one week online.

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When Home Care Is a Good Option

The NAC/AARP survey also found that nonspousal caregivers contribute an average of $200 to $324 per month in out-of-pocket expenditures for groceries, transportation, medicines or other kinds of cash support.

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Is a Loved One’s Financial Capacity a Liability?

Confusion over cash transactions, bank statement management, or failing to pay bills can be early signs of developing dementia in a loved one, according to a study reported by the Alzheimer’s Association.

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