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Smart Home Technology to Help Seniors

  It’s an amazing time to be alive! Robots can vacuum our floors. We can listen to any song ever recorded from our cell phones. And technology has made it easier for us to age in place instead of having to move to expensive assisted living facilities. Here are some home technology ideas you may […]

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How Technology Can Help With Aging in Place

  Your senior family member has never been shy about offering his opinion. If this describes your parent, you probably know your dad’s feelings on politics or your mom’s views on religion. Chances are, this strong-willed personality may have already informed you of his or her intentions of never leaving home. But this concerns you. […]

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Aging and Technology: Digital Games Improve Senior Health

Aging and Technology: Digital Games Improve Senior Health

Lots of people think that video games are a waste of time, but that is not necessarily true. Simon Fraser University has recently published research indicating that video games might actually have several health benefits for seniors specifically. Video games do two major things for seniors: they reduce social isolation and promote mental stimulation; thus […]

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Technology That Makes Aging At Home a Viable Alternative To a Nursing Home

  One of the most difficult conversations a family ever has to have is how best to take care of their elderly relative after they have had an incident. This is especially true following one that causes their family to fear for their safety while they are alone in their home. Most people want to […]

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Why Getting A Medical Alert System Is A Good Idea

Why Getting a Medical Alert System is a Good Idea

  Medical alert systems (or emergency response systems as they are also known) are devices that give seniors constant access to help if there is an emergency. These are especially useful in case a senior falls and is unable to regain their footing. Traditionally, they are small devices that can be worn around the neck […]

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Technology Devices that Make Life Easier for You and Your Loved One

  The field of senior caregiving, like many other fields, is becoming increasingly high-tech. In 2015, startup companies that deal with the health of individuals over the age of 50 received $1.3 billion in funding, and at that point the year was only half over. During a discussion at the 2014 National Alliance for Caregiving, […]

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Caregiver Burnout: Causes and Prevention

Caregiver Burnout: Causes and Prevention

  Being a caregiver is a full-time job that has its own unique ups and downs. You have pressure on you from so many different angles — another person is depending on you for their subsistence. But what happens when you simply don’t feel like doing it anymore? When that feeling known as “burnout” happens, […]

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Elder-Proof Your Home To Let Loved Ones Age In Place

As we get older, daily tasks that were once done without any thought can become troublesome and even dangerous.  The risk of tripping or taking a fall increases with age and decline related to health issues.  As mobility decreases, dangers in the home environment seem to rise and fall prevention tips become necessary.

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Tips for Helping Seniors Budget on a Fixed Income

Today, many retirees don’t have 401(k)s or any other pension plan. As a result, many senior citizens will have to get by using just their Social Security earnings and possibly revenue from low income jobs. For those who had been accustomed to living well beyond that income bracket, making the necessary adjustments can be a […]

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The First Signs That Your Aging Parents Need Help

As your parents grow older, it will become increasingly difficult for them to adequately take care of themselves. You may have noticed during your last visit that your dad has quite a pile of letters he is yet to open. Perhaps you saw your mother a little less tidy than the last time you had […]

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How to Make Seniors Feel at Home in a New Living Space

When moving to a new living space whether it be an assisted living apartment or any new senior housing situation, feeling at home might be hard to do. However, with the right tips and tricks, you can make anyone feel more at home and ready to take on a new world, a new life, and […]

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Tips For Saving Senior Citizens From Loneliness

As we age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to find activities and ways to keep your mind busy, your body active, and your emotions at bay in regards to avoiding feeling lonely. More often than not, it may be directly associated with losing a loved one, such as your spouse. 

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