In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Right at Home spoke with Dr. Jeff Snell, neuropsychologist and director of psychology and neuropsychology services at QLI to learn more about traumatic brain injury care.
“If you have a loved one who has a traumatic brain injury, your investment in getting that person back to a quality of life is going to involve helping them access something they are most passionate about,” says Dr. Snell.March 27, 2018Michele Fan #Caregiver Help #Caregiving #Fall Prevention
Spring is when everything starts to come alive again. The sluggish energy from winter moves out, and there’s a vibrant spirit of rejuvenation in the air. This is the time for a fresh look around to see what moved in during our winter hibernation. And do you know what many of us will find?
Clutter!March 22, 2018Valerie Jurik-Henry #Aging #Caregiver Help #Caregiving #Health Living #Fall Prevention
How does the tax reform affect U.S. citizens age 65 and older in 2018? What financial credits are available for family caregivers?March 20, 2018Beth Lueders #Caregiver Help #Government #Paying for Eldercare
Although the holiday is celebrated with beer today, that was not the case before Irish soldiers and immigrants decided to make March 17 a day to honor their cultural heritage in America. Right at Home spoke with John Doona, who relocated from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, to the United States in 1996, about the true St. Patrick’s Day traditions in Ireland.March 15, 2018Michele Fan #Health Living
As a 20-year registered dietitian, Amy Mack fields a full menu of questions about food and the latest trending diets. As co-owner of the Right at Home office in Hudson Valley, New York, alongside her husband Scott Teresi, Amy understands the challenges of fueling the body as people age.March 13, 2018Beth Lueders #Health Living #Caregiving #Aging
“I recognize every day that my health could be a lot worse, and I choose to be positive and move forward through challenges, rather than worry about what I can’t control,” says Kami. “MS has helped me dedicate my life to helping others.”
“I like everything about caregiving, but mostly the feeling of being part of an extended family,” says Robin Hartman, a caregiver of Right at Home Glendale.
“So there was no question for me about whether or not to check on my clients. It was an emergency and I had to make sure they were OK for my own sanity — the same as I would have with my own family.”
Find out more about the top 5 women's health concerns (e.g. osteoporosis, heart & autoimmune diseases) and why women should take charge of their own health.March 01, 2018Beth Lueders #Aging #Health Living
In August 2017, the people of Kingwood, Texas, and the rest of the greater Houston area were bracing for a storm. While no one was able to predict the devastation that ultimately befell the community, people tried to prepare as best they could while going about their daily lives. But even a hurricane could not prevent Lori from caring for her client.February 22, 2018Hilary Young #Caregiving #Aging #Support for Adult Caregiving #Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support
Seeking help and support is vital to caregivers. Many of us find reading stories from other caregivers helpful to understand and prepare for caregiving duties. Based on popularity and ratings on Goodreads and Amazon books, we have shortlisted five books and graphic novels that depict the challenges of caring for seniors, and the coping strategies these authors employed.February 20, 2018Michele Fan #Aging #Caregiving #Planning for Eldercare #Support for Adult Caregiving