NowUKnow.com

Share information people can use...

RAH Southern MD's Blog (138)

Marriage in the Golden Years

June is the traditional time for weddings in America, so it's no surprise that this month we will see plenty of heartwarming articles about elderly couples who have enjoyed a long life together and are celebrating 50, 60, 70 or more years of wedded bliss. Photos of the lovebirds show them with a big cake, surrounded by a throng of adoring…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on June 12, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

Five Brain Health Reminders for Family Caregivers

When illness or the changes of aging make it harder for seniors to take care of themselves, family members often step in to help. Family caregiving offers many rewards, but it can be hard work.

During the past few years, researchers have learned much about how caregiving impacts the health of…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on May 22, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

RNs & LPNs Needed Immediately!!

Right at Home of Southern MD is looking for individuals to join our company as Registered Nurses (RNs) & Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) right away!!

Please go to www.rahsouthernmdjobs.net or…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on April 21, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Talking About the End of Life

Most of us tend to avoid thinking about our own death. Yet studies show that people who consider their own mortality are more likely to make healthy lifestyle choices. Being in denial does not make us happier or healthier.

It is a good idea for all adults to periodically think about all the issues surrounding the end of…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on April 15, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on March 30, 2015 at 10:23am — 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…
Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on March 17, 2015 at 1:41pm — 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,…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

The Youngest Caregivers

More minor children are caring for senior relatives. 

You've no doubt read about the growing caregiving crunch in America. Today, more than 40 million Americans are older than 65, representing about 13 percent of the population. By 2030, there will…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on March 5, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Seniors are at greater risk for dangerous head injuries.

Source:  Caringnews.com

During the past few years, there's been a lot of press about the concussion risk football…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on March 5, 2015 at 9:24am — No Comments

Do You Take Your E-Reader to Bed?

Feeling groggy in the morning? If you're reading yourself to sleep with a light-emitting electronic device, you may be sabotaging your sleep.

Source:  Caringnews.com

Good-quality sleep is vital for healthy aging. Poor…

Continue

Added by RAH Southern MD on March 2, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

Quote of the Day

Suzanne Gordon

"To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone."

Community Guidelines


Welcome to the NowUKnow online to reach a new level of awareness.

Out of respect for all members, please do the following:
1. Be polite.
2. Be reasonable
3. Be truthful.
4. Be appropriate (no profanity, pornography, hate or violence)
5. Don't post any information, articles, and ideas that are not your own without providing the source (this is very important and can get you banned).

Please use the 'Report an Issue' button at the bottom of each page to let us know about inappropriate content or behavior.

Thank you and get to learning!

© 2019   Created by NowUKnow.com.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service