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9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

Millions of aging Americans are reticent to give up on activities just because of their years on the calendar. Their refusal to fade into the sunset i

Aging in Place, Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Psychology

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Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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5 Easy Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents

5 Easy Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents

1.  Stop by for a visit . . . and bring dinner. Life gets busy, particularly for adult children in the sandwich generation who are taking care of

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Care for Older People: The Dangers of Loneliness

Care for Older People:  The Dangers of Loneliness

Connecting well with friends and family can help people stay healthier, age well, and live longer. In 2010, Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported on

Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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9 Tips in Caring for People with Dementia: A Caregiver’s Perspective

9 Tips in Caring for People with Dementia:  A Caregiver’s Perspective

Debbie has been a caregiver for Right at Home clients for ten years.  In those ten years, she’s seen it all.  She’s had clients with only the ac

Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Companionship, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Reminiscing, Senior Care Tips

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Healthy Aging: Accepting Change

Healthy Aging:  Accepting Change

After 7 years, it was time for my client “Sadie” to have a new at-home caregiver.  Her long-time caregiver “Mary” had to leave.  I have to a

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Role Reversal: Home Care Hos-pi-tal-i-ty

Role Reversal:  Home Care Hos-pi-tal-i-ty

It never ceases to amaze me how hospitable many of my clients are to me when I arrive at their homes for our initial meeting and assessment.  I have

Companionship, Home Care, In-Home Care, Senior Psychology

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The Fried Egg Sandwich on Your Bucket List

The Fried Egg Sandwich on Your Bucket List

How to make one client very happy:  Fry two eggs.  Place each fried egg on a piece of white buttered bread.  Put the pieces together.  Cut in half

Caregiving, Companionship, Home Care, In-Home Care, Reflections

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What Matters Most . . . and All That Jazz!

What Matters Most . . . and All That Jazz!

Helping people is what we do.  Improving their quality of life is our mission.  Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make people really, really happy

Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship

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Strolling Down Memory Lane

Strolling Down Memory Lane

What different times we live in compared to when our parents and grandparents were growing up!  We have outfits for every occasion and update our war

Caregiving, Companionship, Reminiscing

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