December 2015 Posts

How the Montessori Method Can Help Dementia Patients

Similar to strengthening cognitive ability in children, Montessori techniques for seniors living with dementia involve direct engagement of one’s senses of hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting.

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Christmas – Not Always a Holiday for Mom!

Thank you for all the pressure, work and sacrifice of Christmases moms take on to make the holidays magical!

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What Are Driver Rehab Specialists and How Do They Help Seniors?

Because of his fused spine, 83-year-old Jim is unable to rotate his neck fully. His family frets about him driving. Another family worries, too. Is Marilyn's arthritic knee slowing her from reaching the brake pedal?

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3 Home Modifications to Help Your Aging Family Members

87% of adults ages 65 and older “want to stay in their current home and community as they age.” How can you ensure the safety of your loved ones to age in place?

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4 Online Safety Tips for Older Adults

Every year, thousands of seniors join the ranks of those exploring the Internet to chat with grandchildren, view family reunion photos and handle personal finances. But with every online interaction comes a risk: savvy Internet thieves are eager to steal from unsuspecting senior citizens.

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Walking to Prevent Falls

There’s little doubt that regular walking helps elders avoid falling. By strengthening bones and increasing muscle strength, flexibility and sense of balance, walking is an important fall prevention strategy.

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When You Can’t Be Home for the Holidays; National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 6-12, 2015

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

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Gift Ideas for the Elderly

In an effort to reduce your stress when shopping for your parents or grandparents, Right at Home has put together a brief guide to gift ideas for the elderly. We’ve taken into account budget, lifestyle and interests. After all, the holidays shouldn’t be about the stress of finding the perfect gift; they should be about the joy you feel when watching someone you love open it.

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