Looking Ahead to Retirement: It's Not Just About the Money

Baby boomers are finding that leaving the paid workforce is more complicated than it used to be. When should they retire — and how can they ensure meaningful, secure retirement years?

How Can We Get Mom to Exercise?

A new study links a sedentary lifestyle with 14 fatal conditions. This should motivate us all to get off the couch, and to help senior loved ones do the same.

Health Tips From a Father's Day Card

Father's Day cards often feature fishing, golf, grilling and beer. Play YOUR cards right and begin a conversation with Dad about ways to improve his health.

8 Ways to Protect Seniors From Head Injuries

We hear a lot today about head injuries among young athletes. But experts remind us that older adults are at highest risk of suffering brain damage from these injuries.

Is Your Smartphone Making You Feel Not So Smart?

We love our devices! But they could have certain negative effects on our quality of life and even our health, say experts.

Arthritis and Tai Chi

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

Exercise Can Save Your Life. Can It Save You Money?

Experts crunch the data and find that physically active people spend less on healthcare, even if they're living with a health condition.

Five Things We Think Are "Just a Part of Growing Older"—But May Not Be

If we assume certain symptoms are due merely to our advanced years, we might miss out on treatment that could protect our health

Online Buzz: Too Much Television Is Bad for You

Mom was right! Research shows that binge watching affects our health, and not in a good way.

Small Steps Add Up for Senior Fitness

If exercise is on your list of New Year's resolutions, read about studies released in 2015 that offer encouraging news.

Online Buzz: The Overall Benefits of Dance

Dancing offers physical, mental and social benefits, which makes it a great form of brain exercise.

In-Home Care Supports Active Independence for Seniors

It's a paradox: Exercise is important for managing health conditions, yet chronic illness and adverse health events make it hard to be physically active.

Is Gluttony the Real Culprit in Our National Obesity Epidemic?

If you're like many of us, November and December bring an unwanted holiday gift: a few extra pounds that show up when we step on the scale in January! Maybe you even got a head start by finishing off the leftover Halloween candy?

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?

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.

Exercise? But I'm a Family Caregiver!

Family caregivers are some of the busiest people around! These people who provide care for elderly or disabled relatives spend hours making sure their loved one is safe and well-cared for, often juggling work and other family responsibilities. Extra time to spend on their own needs is a scarce commodity.