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Best Holiday Gifts for Seniors

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, you might find yourself struggling to find the perfect gift for your older loved one. It can be difficult to find a present for someone who has everything already, and conditions like cognitive decline or limited mobility only increase the challenge. We have some ideas to inspire you as […]


How Seniors Use Virtual Assistant Devices

If you are like most Americans, you have some type of virtual assistant device or app in your home, in your purse, or even on your person. Virtual assistant devices, like Google Home or Amazon Alexa, are fun to have around the home, but they are also quite useful. Many older adults are jumping on […]


Financial Costs of Family Caregiving

As your loved one gets older, you might find that you are taking on additional responsibilities. You might be coordinating their physician appointments to meet your work schedule, dropping off their prescriptions at the pharmacy, or stopping by to check on them daily on your way home from work. Family caregivers quickly take on the […]


13 Must Have Gadgets for Seniors

Technology has made daily life a little bit more convenient for most of us. Whether you use a grocery delivery app, track your steps on your watch, or use an Alexa Home device to play a specific song, you are likely using technology in at least a few ways each day. Fortunately, technology has come […]


The Best Video Call Devices & Apps for Seniors

Seniors today are more connected to loved ones than ever before. Thanks in part to the popularity of video calls, older adults can check in with their great-grandchild while they are at college or see how much their grandchild is showing while she is pregnant. Video calls are quite helpful for connecting seniors and decreasing […]


Juggling Work and Caregiving

If you are a member of the “sandwich generation”, adults who are simultaneously raising kids as well as caring for their aging parents, you can feel like you are the only one who is dealing with the challenges that come with a new caregiving role. However, you aren’t the only one learning to juggle work […]


Getting Paid as a Family Caregiver

If you have found yourself in a family caregiver role, you might feel like you are the only one who understands what it is like to juggle responsibilities for both your older loved one, your children, your job, and your spouse. It’s a lot, and it can quickly add up before you know how to […]


Family Caregiver FAQ: How Do I Handle Angry Parents?

When you are an adult child of aging parents, you can find yourself in situations you haven’t had to face before. For many family caregivers, handling angry parents who lash out about care or during care can be challenging and frustrating. If you are wondering how to appropriately respond when your aging parent is angry, […]


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Dangers of Living Alone with Early Stage Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that nearly 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. The World Health Organization takes the reporting to a global scale, noting that 50 million people are living with some type of dementia throughout the world. Many people living with early stage dementia are not included in these numbers, as […]


A Great Call Experience Begins with a Commitment

Have you ever picked up the phone to call a business and ended up hanging up feeling frustrated, confused, or even angry? You already know how much a bad call can negatively impact your thoughts of the company. However, just as much as a bad call experience can shape our impressions, a great call experience […]


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Fall Prevention Guide: Comprehensive Fall Prevention & Prevention Guidelines

As we age, we become more vulnerable to certain medical conditions or crisis events. While you might think about conditions like arthritis or dementia, there is actually a more serious threat to older adults: falling. Seniors are at an increased risk to fall at home, and to suffer more severe consequences if they fall, than […]


What to consider when buying a medical alert system

Consider This Before Buying a Medical Alert System

Are you curious if a medical alert system would be the best solution for yourself or for your senior loved one? Fortunately, medical alert systems with fall detection are an excellent option for many situations, as it provides a resource that supports health and wellness at home and on the go. Older adults can benefit […]