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Right at Home DC's Blog – December 2013 Archive (33)

Are Concussions Related To Alzheimer's Disease?

Huffington Post

A serious concussion early in life could contribute to Alzheimer's risk decades down the line, according to a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

4 Amazing Health Benefits Of Helping Others

By Leslie Goldman/Huffington Post

As a boy, whenever Stephen Post got a bad grade, or felt left out of his older brother and sister's games, or was otherwise having a rough day, his mother…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 30, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Strengthen Seniors’ Immune System

Jennifer Wegerer/A Place for Mom

Keeping seniors’ immune systems strong is important, especially during the cold and flu season. Because they’re more vulnerable to infections, seniors need to take extra precautions to ensure they stay…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Taking Care of Aging Parents, From a Distance

Sarah Stevenson/A Place for Mom

When Mom and Dad live in another city or state, the challenges to caregiving can seem overwhelming if there’s a change in their health status. Fortunately, there are strategies, tips, and help for long-distance caregivers.

“I don’t…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease



By: Alissa Sauer/www.alzheimers.net

Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, a new study shows that beginning an exercise program even…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why Giving Freely Is the Answer to Holiday Stress

By Jan Bruce, Huffington Post

"Giving is like love. To experience its full reward, it must be offered freely."

This is one of our "12 Holiday…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What Santa Can Teach The Rest Of Us About Living Well

The Huffington Post  |  By Laura Schocker 

Santa Claus is coming to town. And we have to hand it to him -- whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the man is…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Christmas Cookies For Every Diet

Source: Huffington Post

Is it just us, or does the Christmas eating season kick off just as early as the shopping one does?

It's one of the easiest times to lose sight of your health-minded eating plans, despite everyone's best…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Best Foods To Prevent A Stroke (And What To Avoid)

Source: Huffington Post

Diet can be an instrumental factor in preventing or hastening the onset of a stroke.

Alice Mackintosh, …

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tomato-Rich Diet Could Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

Source: Huffington Post

Tomatoes could help boost levels of a hormone that plays an important role in sugar and fat metabolism, a small new study suggests, potentially lowering the risk of breast…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Senior Malnutrition

Not only do seniors have different nutritional needs than younger adults, they also take more medication, have higher rates of chronic medical conditions-such as diabetes and heart disease-and are more likely to live alone; all of which contribute to the rising numbers of older Americans who are seriously impacted by a deficient diet.

Know the …

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ultimate Senior Safety & Well-Being Checklist

Heading “home for the holidays” is an American tradition. Families scattered by circumstance and time converge again under one roof to give thanks and celebrate. These traditions bond families despite forces of the modern age that tend to separate them. The holidays also give family members of all generations an opportunity to see how one…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Apple A Day To Keep Strokes And Heart Attack Away?

Huffington Post

An apple a day really might keep the doctor away.

A new study in the British Medical Journal using mathematical models suggests that if adults ages 50…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Creative Ways to Lower Caregiver Stress

By Sarah Stevenson, A Place for Mom

Caregivers are particularly susceptible to stress and its negative health effects. Learn about 5 ways you can beat stress this season.

We all get a little stressed out around the holidays—or a lot. But…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Meaningful Ways to Save Money at Holiday Time

The airwaves are filled with ads for holiday sales and discounts, but that's not really what we caregivers need. We need practical suggestions for how to create a festive holiday for our families without spending money…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

4 Tips for Sharing Holiday Pleasures

By Monica Heltemes, Caring.com

The holidays can be a busy time of year for all of us, and the stress is magnified for dementia caregivers. Despite all the hustle and bustle, you can enjoy good holiday moments with a person with dementia -- it just takes a bit of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

9 Things Every Grandparent Should Own

Grandparents.com |  By Ellen Breslau

Having the grandkids over can be a little daunting sometimes. What to do with them? There is always cooking or baking together, and yes, there is always television, but having these things on-hand creates…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FDA raises safety concerns on antibacterial soaps

FDA will require soap makers to prove that antibacterial cleaners are safe and effective

 

By Matthew Perrone, …

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Personal Care Aides (CNAs or HHAs) needed Immediately

Right at Home of DC is currently seeking DC licensed Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides to work 12 hours shifts (8am to 8pm) in the NW area of DC. Caregivers must be physically able to transfer 180 lbs. of weight.

If you are a reliable, patient and compassionate caregiver we want to talk with…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 17, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

LPN Coordinator & Community Outreach Position Available



Right at Home of DC is currently seeking a candidate to be our LPN Coordinator & Community Outreach in Washington, DC.  Send cover letters and…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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