November 2015 Posts

A Caregiver’s Gratitude at Thanksgiving

I discovered firsthand that caring for someone who is suffering changes a lot of things – including how you count your blessings. Before, I never thought to be thankful that Alex could get into or out of bed by himself. It hadn’t occurred to be grateful for conversations that weren’t focused on pain levels, medication schedules or bowel functions. Above all, I had no idea of how thankful I could be for a good night’s sleep.

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

The house is full of bustling conversations and the rich aroma of your favorite Thanksgiving entrees. The grandkids are scurrying from room to room, while the adults mingle and munch in the kitchen, grandkids

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RightConversations

Mom is showing signs of mental slowing. Dad’s arthritis leaves him barely able to walk. Their need for at-home care is becoming more evident, but you dread “the conversation.”

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Sarcopenia: An Unfamiliar Cause of Falling

Sarcopenia begins around age 45 and increases thereafter. By age 65, people, especially those who are sedentary, have lost almost half of their muscle mass and strength. The muscles become so weak that everyday mobility becomes difficult.

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Right at Home Military Veterans

A few of the veterans in the Right at Home family graciously took time to share their experiences with us. We thank them, and all veterans, for their service to our country.

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Honoring Family Caregivers

A special presidential proclamation enacted each year since 1997 calls upon all Americans to pay tribute to the country’s devoted men and women who assist spouses, parents, adult children and other relatives with care routines. These routines can range from bathing and dressing to trips to doctor appointments.

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Thank a Family Caregiver; Tips to Quit Smoking

These and other stories are in the November edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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