Balance Problems Linked to 152,000 Deaths in U.S. Annually


Think you don't have a balance problem? If you're older than 40, you might be less steady than you think!

February Is Low Vision Awareness Month

Seniors are at higher risk of sight-robbing eye conditions. Vision rehabilitation helps them make the most of their vision and learn new ways of doing things.

Wintertime Wellness for Senior Loved Ones

Icy sidewalks, power outages, and darker days that can lead to depression … what can we do to help our elderly relatives stay safe and healthy during the winter months?

Concern for Seniors Cuts Across Party Lines

Most Americans want to grow older in their own homes. What can our government agencies do to help make this possible?

Online Buzz: 4 Online Safety Tips for Older Adults

Phishing, phony sweepstakes and too-good-to-be-true offers ... cyber-scammers often target seniors.

Make Fire Prevention a Holiday Tradition

As you brighten the winter months with candles, lights and greenery, be sure to take a few safety precautions.

Many Boomers Want to Age in (a New) Place


A surprising number of baby boomers are moving. Will their new homes be suitable if their care needs change?

Ten Healthy Ways to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

Grandparents and grandchildren influence each other's physical and emotional well-being in many powerful ways.

Home Care Supports Our Senior Neighbors

New studies reveal the health benefits of living in a neighborhood where we feel connected to others.

Online Buzz: Baby Boomers Are Staying Put

Is retirement time also the time to downsize? A new survey reveals a surprising trend.

Include Care Support in Your Retirement Planning

We hope that our later years will be marked by good health. But our goal should be the best quality of life, even if things turn out differently.

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases as we grow older. How can we prevent these potentially catastrophic events?

Online Buzz: Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Here's an innovative new supportive housing option for older adults.

Fall Prevention Research: The Bad News and the Good News

The National Council on Aging sponsors this event, which is held on the first day of fall each year. This year's theme is "Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow," reflecting the role of fitness and overall health in the growing public health issue of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.

Online Buzz: Prepare Now for Severe Weather

Extreme heat, floods, tornadoes … Mother Nature is a mad scientist! When you need home healthcare, you have enough challenges, but what about when a blizzard, hurricane or other natural disaster comes your way?

Online Buzz: Home Safety Tips for Seniors

For seniors who live alone, staying safe is imperative. Recognizing the importance of keeping aging loved ones safe at home, Right at Home has compiled an extensive Home Safety Checklist for family caregivers to use to ensure their older loved ones avoid home safety hazards.

Online Buzz: Compulsive Hoarding

Do you know someone who can’t throw anything away? "I may need it again someday!" they protest, and resist any encouragement from friends and family to discard useless objects.

In-Home Care Supports Senior Fall Prevention

Falls are a serious matter for older adults. Falls send more than 2 million seniors to the hospital every year, and sadly, many of them are subsequently unable to return to independent living. A serious fall resulting in a fractured hip, a dangerous laceration or a brain injury is often the trigger for a move to a nursing home.