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Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland vs. the U.S.

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.

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10 Frequently Asked Questions for Registered Dietitians

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.

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Inspired to Serve: A Home Care Business Owner Living With MS

“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.”

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Disaster Preparedness: Protecting Seniors in Emergencies

“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.”

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Evacuating Elderly During Disasters

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.

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5 Books on Caring for Aging Parents and Grandparents

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.

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Chronic Pain, Prescribed Opioids and Pain Management

Prescribing opioids for chronic pain remains controversial. What are the treatment alternatives and are there any resources for chronic pain management?

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Caregiver Saves Elderly Couple With Dementia From Wild Fire

When California wildfires were encroaching Santa Rosa, a senior home caregiver prioritized to assist the most vulnerable--an elderly couple with dementia. “I never thought about abandoning them. We were all in the situation together, and we stayed in it together,” said Diane.

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