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10 Frequently Asked Questions for Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, engages a person in an activity of leisure to help restore their functionality following an illness, accident or infirmity. Recreational therapy promotes a client’s self-esteem and self-efficacy, which is “I think I can do this.”

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U.S. Vacations for Seniors With Limited Mobility

You have reached your senior years and now have more time for vacations, but your limited mobility is a concern. With some advance planning and the tips we share here, you can leisurely travel most anywhere in the United States.

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Technology for Seniors Made Easy

Although technology can improve the quality of life, older adults are often reluctant to learn or adopt it. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, seem to be the only exception that broke the learning barrier.

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Caregiver Recalls Hurricane Harvey Memories a Year Later

Charlotte started working as a caregiver in 2000 and joined Right at Home Galveston in 2011. One of Charlotte’s first clients with the home care agency was a man who had suffered a severe brain injury as the result of a car accident at the age of 19.

Dr. Ritesh Shah, orthopedic surgeon, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Joint Replacement Surgery and Transitional Care

Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries in the country. A recent study found that people are seeking joint replacements earlier in life, in part because people are staying more active as they age and they want a better quality of life through retirement.

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5 Things to Consider About Aging in Place

Aging in place is a lifestyle—a way of living that allows you to remain in your home throughout life as long as possible. Many people don’t realize that on any given day, what was once easy for us to do may suddenly become harder and more time-consuming.

Beverly Hughes

How Learning a Client’s Story Helped a Caregiver Improve Care

When Beverly began working with her client, Adina, she was surprised to learn that Adina was a Holocaust survivor. Although Beverly had learned about the Holocaust in history class long ago in school, she decided to do more research about it to better understand her client and the issues she faced. What Beverly discovered horrified her.

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10 Frequently Asked Questions for Certified Aging in Place Specialists

With remodeling, when people hear “aging,” they think “old.” They wonder if the home modifications are going to look institutional like the large steel-looking grab bars or raised commode in a public restroom. They think of what a hospital or nursing home looks like. But home remodeling today is nowhere near that. The products, the style, the designs are awesome and they fit in any home style. You’ll never even know the design is clinical, ever.

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Cincinnati Local Brewery Serves Special Beer for The Longest Day

Right at Home Cincinnati has teamed up with the award-winning Listermann Brewing Company to sponsor a keg-tapping party to celebrate The Longest Day that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. From 6 to 9 p.m. on June 21, the Listermann tap room will be tinted in purple; bartenders will wear purple and serve a special beer created for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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LGBT-Sensitive Care and Services for Seniors

This spring, an LGBT elder care training was introduced to the e-learning platform of the Right at Home network, allowing caregivers and staff members within the franchise organization to learn more about inclusive care. "As an organization, we want the LGBT seniors to see us as a welcoming place," says Paul Blom, owner of Right at Home Twin Cities.