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Finding Happiness in Caregiving for Adults With Functional Needs

“This job with Right at Home has changed my life,” Karl Beaucamp says. “It’s opened my eyes, and every day I try to motivate others and make them happy. I have always enjoyed helping others. I would do this for free, to be honest. I love my job, and I love my clients.”

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Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, “About 1 in 5 heart attacks is silent—the damage is done, but the person is not aware of it.” To help prevent cardiovascular disease nationwide, February is designated as American Heart Month. A federally established annual event since 1964, American Heart Month is an important reminder to work with friends, family and senior loved ones to keep everyone’s heart healthy.

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Helping Senior Loved Ones With Chronic Pain

“The biggest thing I want people to know is that you don’t have to accept pain as normal,” says Cowan. “Many older adults feel like they shouldn’t complain because pain is simply expected with age, and that expectation needs to be changed. Older adults need to realize that they can live a more active life in spite of the pain. You have to recondition yourself to live with chronic pain and take control of your life,” Cowan advises. “It might be challenging, but it’s not impossible. I’m living proof.”

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Right at Home Leads Nation for Most Winning Listings on Caring.com

For the second consecutive year, Right at Home received more Caring Stars awards from Caring.com than any other home care agency in America.For the second consecutive year, Right at Home received more Caring Stars awards from Caring.com than any other home care agency in America.

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Why Hot Baths Are Good for Seniors

While hot baths are beneficial overall, it is important to note that soaking in a hot water bath raises a person’s heart rate. For those individuals with cardiovascular concerns, it is best to check with one’s doctor first about using a hot soak for lowering blood pressure and alleviating other ailments.

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Q&As From Hospital-to-Home Transitional Care Webinar

“The most effective way to prevent readmissions is to have successful care transitions,” said Katherine E. Watts, LMSW, ACM-SW, during the Right at Home-sponsored webinar, “Improving Care Transitions: Data and Strategies to Achieve Success.” Watts and Kelly A. Tappenden, Ph.D., RD, covered the latest data and costs associated with transitions of care and health outcomes during the November 21, 2019, webinar. Watts and Tappenden answered questions from participants at the end of the webinar.

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How to Detect Undernutrition in Seniors

“About 80% to 90% of the clients we see are in some way at risk of malnutrition for a variety of reasons,” Teresi says. “The nutrition component to the care we provide is a significant value to all of our clients and their families. And our caregivers love it, too! Research has shown that eating with someone else improves nutritional status, so we encourage our caregivers to sit down and eat with clients, either at home or at a restaurant. It’s a really nice experience for both parties.”

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Millennial Caregivers: Balancing Family and Career Ambition

Millennials get a lot of flak from other generations. Often called lazy, or entitled, or selfish, this generation of people born between 1981 and 1996 tends to get a bad rap. But at Right at Home in Albany, New York, millennials are proving those stereotypes wrong. James Davis and Stacey Ellis, co-owners of Right at Home Albany, say that their millennial caregivers are superstars.

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Senior Care: Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Winter

Older adults with compromised health, such as breathing problems, heart disease or anemia, are more likely to fall ill from carbon monoxide exposure. Because the symptoms of CO poisoning may be similar to other illnesses including the flu and food poisoning, the condition can be hard to detect.

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How to Be Better Prepared for Successful Aging

When it comes to successful aging, open communication among loved ones is beneficial. Sometimes, it can be challenging for family members to have conversations with an aging relative who may fear losing their independence, but taking the initiative to talk with them honestly and compassionately can strengthen the relationship for the seasons ahead.