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March 2015 Blog Posts (25)

Driving When You Are Taking Medications

 

Some of the physical and mental changes of aging can affect our driving abilities. It's important to know that medications seniors take also can make it unsafe to drive. What should you know before you pick up the car keys and pick up your next prescription? 

For most people, driving…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Caregivers Needed Immediately in Prince Frederick, MD

Right at Home of Southern MD is looking for individuals to join our company as Mature Certified Caregivers and there is a HIGH DEMAND for Personal Care Aides that are CNA/GNA Certified Caregivers that can work in Prince Frederick, MD…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 30, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Social Workers in HIV Care Event (CEU)

For more information, call Missy Moore at 202-329-7935.

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1818 New York Avenue NE

Suite 219

Washington, DC 20002

202-269-0008…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is It Dementia Or Normal Aging? Now There's A Scale To Figure It Out

 |  By Ann Brenoff …
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Added by Right at Home DC on March 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Potential New Alzheimer's Treatment Fully Restores Memory -- At Least In Mice

 |  By Ann Brenoff 

A team of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 25, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

7 Rules For A Happier, Healthier Life

The Huffington Post |  By Alena Hall

Sometimes, when you're looking to make some new healthy changes to your life, the last thing you want is another…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Right at Home Washington DC

1818 New York Avenue NE

Suite 219

Washington, DC 20002

202-269-0008 (office)

202-269-0866 (fax)

www.RightAtHomeDC.net

 

"Improving the quality of life…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Deciding to Serve as a Family Caregiver: Eight Factors to Consider

In our rapidly aging society, more and more of us find ourselves transitioning into the role of caregiver for an older relative. Consider these common scenarios:

  • A senior experiences a stroke, heart attack, hip fracture or other health crisis, and family step in to support recovery.
  • A…
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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 23, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Fall Prevention Research: The Bad News and the Good News

The National Council on Aging sponsors this event, which is held on the first day of fall each year. This year's theme is "Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow," reflecting the role of fitness and overall health in the growing public health issue of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.

A recent Caring Right at Home poll asked readers if they or an older…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 23, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

U.S. Census: More Seniors Are Living With Disabilities, Fewer in Nursing Homes

In June 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau released "65+ in the United States: 2010," a major report about our nation's seniors, based on data collected during the most recent census. Said the Census Bureau's Enrique Lamas, "The findings, released with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, provide the most detailed information available on the demographic, economic, and health and wellness characteristics of this rapidly growing dynamic…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 17, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly for Medicare Patients

Experts from Kaiser Health News explain this complicated issue.

Some seniors think Medicare made a mistake. Others are stunned when they find out that being in a hospital for days doesn't always mean they were actually admitted. Instead, they received observation care, considered by Medicare to be an outpatient…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 17, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Years In Advance

 |  By Yagana Smith

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Surprising Impact Social Interaction Has On Longevity

The Huffington Post |  By Yagana Shah

These days, thanks to cell phones and computers, it's easier than you'd think to spend a day…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 16, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5 Ways Positive Emotions Can Transform Your Health

 |  By Carolyn Gregoire

Our emotional…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 16, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Getting More Caregiving Help From Your Siblings

Don't let old communication patterns stand in the way of cooperation.

When Mom suffered a hip fracture, Maria took on her care. It was harder than Maria had anticipated to juggle Mom's care, her job responsibilities, her marriage and her two school-aged children. She began to resent her brother Robert,…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 16, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments

When Your Loved One Comes Home From the Hospital

Source:  CaringNews.com

Mom tripped on the garden hose while walking to get the mail. She had surgery to repair a torn shoulder. The surgery went fine and now she's…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 16, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Why Does My Loved One Rummage and Hide Things?

Source:  CaringNews.com

When a person is living with Alzheimer's disease or a related condition, family caregivers are often troubled by changes in the way their loved one acts. These changes, sometimes…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 13, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Having the Talk About Home Care

Source:  CaringNews.com

The lights, the special delicacies, beautifully wrapped gifts and traditional music—these are things we love about the holidays. We participate in our family's treasured traditions and reminisce about…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 13, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Eight Tips for New Caregivers

75 percent of our readers provide some level of care for senior relatives. Who better to share their advice for those new to the role?

Mom just had a stroke and Dad is having a hard time caring for Mom, his own diabetes, and household chores. This may put you in the position of…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 9, 2015 at 10:49am — No Comments

Five Myths and Facts About Seniors and Supplements

Source:  CaringNew.com

Mom and Dad clicked on an ad for a new herbal brain health product. In a video featured on the company's website, a…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on March 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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