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LGBT Elder Care

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.

Paul Blom

We Want the LGBT Elders to See Us as a Welcoming Place

Minnesota-based Home Care Agency Owner Introduced LGBT Elder Care Training to Right at Home Network. “As an organization, we want the LGBT elders to see us as a welcoming place,” says Paul Blom. “The training is not about how to take care of someone differently, it’s about understanding what makes older LGBT folks feel the way they feel and how we can help them feel comfortable. We want to help them seek the help that they need.”

April Wintermoyer

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The National Council on Aging cites research that shows that elderly people who have experienced abuse have a 300% higher risk of death than their peers who are not mistreated. So while it might seem meddling to report a situation in which you suspect an elderly person is being abused, it can literally be the difference between life and death.

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How Men Can Be More Proactive With Their Health

Most guys find it easy to discuss sports or vent about work. But talk about their health? Nope, that’s not happening, well, at least not for the majority of men, reports a Cleveland Clinic men’s health survey. What keeps you or other men you know from talking about your health?

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Finding Life’s Purpose After the End of Spousal Caregiving

George Mattera spent years working as a CT scan technician. But when his wife was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, everything changed. He took time off of work to care for her at the end, providing her with the care she needed to be comfortable at home. After his wife passed away in 2008, George found it difficult to return to work—he wanted to find something more meaningful to do with his life.

Kim Schirrman

Caregiver Raises Awareness for Huntington’s Disease

Kim Schirrman, an award-winning caregiver for Right at Home on Long Island, had never heard of Huntington’s disease before meeting her husband & his family in 1995. Today, Kim & her family are actively involved with the Huntington's Disease Society of America, raising awareness for this rarely known disease.

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10 Frequently Asked Questions for Elder Law Attorneys

Elder law is a sub-specialty of estate planning and helps individuals and their families plan for retiree benefits, health and long-term care, Medicaid and Medicare coverage, home care and nursing home care, decision-making documents and other legal guidance issues for seniors and people with disabilities.

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Life Hacks That Help Boomers Age in Place

Life hacks refer to things that make your life a little bit easier. Learned from the collective wisdom of the internet, here are 6 life hacks that can help boomers age in place.

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A Mother’s Lasting Influence

From his own experience of caregiving for his mother, Steve Nowak emphasizes the importance of helping families to care for a loved one at home.

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10 Most Frequently Asked Questions for Geriatric Nurses

“When people first return home from the hospital, they need a lot of education and help to ensure they don’t relapse and return to the hospital,” says Barbara Madison, Registered Nurse. “Geriatric nurses try to set them up for success.”

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