Six Tips From Heart Health Experts That Might Surprise You

Does it matter what time of day we eat? Are e-cigarettes healthier for our hearts than the regular kind? These were just a few of the topics explored at the recent American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions.

October Is Depression Awareness Month

The World Health Organization says that depression is the top cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Seniors are at higher risk of this condition. What can families do to help?

Infographic: Seniors and the Flu

Here’s a great visual reminder of ways older adults can avoid catching — and spreading — seasonal influenza.

May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month

In-home care improves the quality of life and preserves the independence of seniors living with this condition.

Fighting Parkinson's With Boxing

Meet Right at Home Palm Beach owner Bruce Gropper, who is part of an innovative exercise program.

American Heart Month Infographic

Here are things you should know — and discuss with your healthcare provider.

Spread the Word About Diabetic Eye Disease

Learn what people with diabetes can do to avoid a leading cause of vision loss.

Living at Home With COPD

Effective management of this common lung disease can make all the difference in the life of an older loved one. Home care can help!

"I'm Over 65 – What Shots Do I Need?"

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu epidemic, a reminder that immunizations can protect us from a host of dangerous diseases.

Is "Broken Heart Syndrome" Real?

Cardiologist say that grieving a painful loss, such as the death of a spouse, might put a person at higher risk of certain heart problems.

The Role Nutrition Plays During Cancer Treatment

Right at Home's director of quality care shares information to help family caregivers whose loved one is undergoing chemotherapy.

Celebrities Who Have Glaucoma

Anyone can get this sight-robbing condition — including the rich and famous!

In-Home Care Helps Seniors Manage Diabetes

Family are often called upon to help an older loved one monitor their blood sugar, take their insulin, and follow a diabetic diet. This can be stressful for everyone!

Arthritis and Tai Chi

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

Men Underestimate Their Risk of Osteoporosis

June 12 – 18, 2017, is National Men’s Health Week, a great time to remind the dads, husbands, sons and the other men in our lives to be screened for this potentially debilitating condition.

Managing High Blood Pressure With In-Home Care

Does your loved one have "white coat hypertension"? "Masked hypertension"? There are a lot of things to know when a senior has high blood pressure!

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.

Women Less Likely to Recognize, Report Heart Attack Symptoms

In the past, cardiac research focused on male subjects. We now know that heart health issues may be different for the opposite sex.

A High-Tech Reminder That Sneezes Spread Diseases

A team of physicists is studying the mechanism of coughing and sneezing. Check out the video!

Talking About Suicide With Senior Loved Ones

Older adults are at higher risk of suicide, and this age group also is the least likely to bring up the subject with family, friends or their doctor.

"I Have Arthritis. Is Yoga Right for Me?"

More Americans than ever are taking yoga classes. Is this a safe practice for people with painful joints?

Online Buzz: Biomarkers Help Predict Illness

Today, sophisticated measurements make diagnosis and treatment of many health conditions more accurate than ever.

"Oh, My Aching Back!"

Modern life and growing older both put us at high risk of lower back pain.

March Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Month

Recovering from surgery, taking a long-distance plane trip and even obsessive video gaming can raise the risk of a dangerous condition.

Home Care Helps Seniors Who Are Living With Heart Failure

Exercise, diet and ongoing medical monitoring ensure the best quality of life for seniors with heart failure—yet the condition makes it hard to do these things.

Darker Days May Bring Depression

After the holidays, it's common to feel a bit of a letdown. But a persistent sense of sadness may signal the need to talk to the healthcare provider.

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

December 6–12 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Protecting yourself from the flu also lowers the risk for vulnerable elder loved ones.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Increases With Age

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. What should women know about the fifth leading cause of cancer death for females?

Online Buzz: Elderly Death by a Broken Heart

Is there something to the term "broken heart"? Medical research says yes.

It Makes Sense

Diminished sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch make it harder for seniors to remain active and engaged. Professional in-home caregivers can help.

The CDC Urges Baby Boomers to Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Americans who have just reached or are approaching their senior years are at highest risk of this potentially deadly disease.

Talk to Your Doctor About Home Blood Pressure Monitors, Drugstore Kiosks

Used improperly, these devices can produce misleading numbers.

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Earlier this year, the healthcare advocacy group Research!America polled a diverse group of people across the U.S. regarding their fears about various diseases and ailments. Many of the people polled said that blindness would be the worst health problem that could happen to them, even more so than Alzheimer's disease, cancer, or the loss of hearing or speech.

Have the Flu or a Cold? Should You Exercise?

A poll in the August 2013 issue of Caring Right at Home yielded the good news that more than half of our readers exercise regularly. But what if you're sniffling and sneezing?

Protect Senior Loved Ones From Tick-Borne Illness

This is the time of year when we get outside more. The fresh air, exercise and natural surroundings provide a real health boost! But this also is the season when people are more likely to contract an illness from the bite of a tick.

Living With Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden attacks of intense pain in the joints. It occurs when uric acid, a bodily waste, builds up in the bloodstream and forms needle-like crystals that are deposited in the joints. The resulting inflammation causes swelling, redness, heat, pain and stiffness.

March Is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

March Is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

Norovirus: What Seniors and Caregivers Should Know

This infection is more common than you might think—and seniors are at higher risk of dangerous complications.