A Senior-Savvy Police Force

Gerontologists urge law enforcement agencies to improve encounters with older adults.

Coming Home After Joint Replacement Surgery

Recovery in a patient's own home after a hip or knee replacement offers many advantages.

Is Your Pet Prepared for Emergencies?

History shows that when a natural or manmade disaster strikes, people balk at evacuating if they must leave beloved companion animals behind.

The Rate of Senior Falls Is Not Falling

Hospitals report a steep uptick in serious head injuries — and seniors, not athletes, accounted for most of the increase, says the CDC.

Arthritis and Tai Chi

This mind-body practice offers many benefits—but is it safe for people with joint pain?

The Right Clothes for Senior Independence

As seniors deal with physical and cognitive challenges, their wardrobes most likely can use some updating.

For Seniors, Delirium Is a Hospital Hazard

Families should learn the symptoms of this condition so they can alert medical personnel if needed.

How to Create an Emergency Health Information Checklist

If a health emergency strikes, you need up-to-date information about your health conditions, healthcare providers and more—at your fingertips.

June 15 Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Senior care experts call for increased resources to fight this growing crime.

Supporting Family Caregivers After a Loved One's Stroke

Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors recover. In-home care helps families help their loved one.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Every year, thousands of car crashes happen when a driver falls asleep behind the wheel. Learn the danger signs before your next road trip!

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.

Was "Drink Less Alcohol" on Your List of New Year’s Resolutions?

Did you know that seniors today consume more alcohol than their counterparts of previous generations? This can put their health at serious risk.

Protecting Senior Loved Ones From Air Pollution

Tiny particles in the air we breathe can damage our heart, lungs and brain. Older adults are at highest risk.

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: Getting Around When You No Longer Drive

Giving up the car keys is a big deal for many seniors! Learn about options ahead of time to smooth the transition.

The Complex Family Dynamics of Fall Prevention

September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Have you talked about this topic with senior loved ones? How did the conversation go?

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Evidence shows that talking on the phone, texting and other activities behind the wheel are as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.

Online Buzz: 4 Online Safety Tips for Older Adults

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

Online Buzz: What Are Driver Rehab Specialists and How Do They Help Seniors?

When families are unsure whether an elder is safe behind the wheel, these experts can step in, providing an extra measure of safety for senior drivers, and peace of mind for family.

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.

Extreme Heat Is Most Dangerous Weather Emergency for Seniors

A major new study confirms the need to protect vulnerable older adults during high summer temperatures.

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Online Buzz: Don't Be a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

Protect yourself and senior loved ones from this growing crime problem.

Online Buzz: Baby Boomers Are Staying Put

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

Talking to Senior Loved Ones About Scams

Every year, older adults lose billions of dollars to con artists. But there's an art to having a cautionary conversation on this topic with elderly relatives.

Online Buzz: Elderly Drivers and Road Safety

It's a tough issue for older adults and the families who worry about them: Are Mom and Dad safe behind the wheel?

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: Practicing Tai Chi Can Lead to Many Health Benefits for Elders

Perhaps you've seen or participated in the slow, fluid body motions of tai chi (tie-chee). If so, you are one of 2.3 million Americans who practice this graceful martial art that originated in China and is shown to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-confidence, and elevate overall well-being.

Disaster Preparation for People With Diabetes

Before the next emergency strikes, work with your healthcare team to create a plan.

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.