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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Made Seniors an Easier Target for Scammers

COVID-19 has changed so many aspects of our life, including a massive economic downturn. With many people out of work, financial scams have become more prominent than ever and senior citizens are often the target. Even before the spread of the virus, seniors were already a target for scammers. Many seniors live alone and enjoy […]

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How to Get Your Siblings to Help Take Care of Aging Parents

Of course your parents love you, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t elated when they found a sitter and could step out for some alone time. Later in life, these roles can sometimes reverse, and you may find yourself repaying the favor. There may come a time when you need a little help taking care […]

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A Sibling’s Survival Guide to Caring for Aging Parents

If you’re like most families, you’ve likely had a childhood punctuated by random quarrels among siblings. However, there comes a time when you all must band together – when your parents are no longer able to care for themselves. How do you ensure things go well when it comes to caring for elderly parents? Most […]

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4 Simple Ways to Make a Seniors Day in the Age of COVID-19

As the world grapples with the devastating effects of COVID-19, many people are seeking ways to show their love and support without risking infection themselves. Few groups could benefit more from a little encouragement than the senior community, which faces a staggering mortality rate, from the Novel Coronavirus, between 3.6% and 14.8% (ages 60-80+). Studies […]

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2020 Tech Updates for Senior Safety & Security

  More than ever before is it important for senior citizens to safely and securely age in place. Thankfully, we live in a world where technology makes that possible. Here are some ideas on the types of products that may be beneficial for you or your aging family member.   Fall Detectors We know that […]

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Philips Cares Launches app-based Hub for Digital Aging and Caregiving

Philips Cares Launches App-Based Hub for Digital Aging & Caregiving

Families have been turning to the Philips company for years for assistance in caring for aging family members. Recently, Philips Lifeline has launched an app called Philips Cares. Let’s learn how this app can assist those who are caregivers of an aging family member.   Philips Cares Works as a Communication Hub First, everyone involved […]

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Medical Alert Pendants Get a Fashionable Makeover

Medical Alert Pendants Get a Fashionable Makeover

  Your mom may be elderly, but she hasn’t lost her sense of style. If your mom still has her sense of fashion but not her sense of balance, you may consider Medical Guardian’s new product – The Limitless Icons Collection. The makers of this fashionable collection were inspired by real-life stories they heard from […]

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7 Important Questions for an Aging Parent

7 Important Questions for an Aging Parent

  Do you feel as if you were thrust upon a role for which you are not prepared? You may feel this way if your mom or dad recently had a health crisis, and it landed you in the role of a caregiver. Health emergencies can occur very quickly, and you may feel overwhelmed with […]

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Caregiving for Aging Parents

Caregiving for Aging Parents

  If you are in the age range where you find yourself caring for your children while at the same time helping with your aging parents, you probably are familiar with the term “sandwich generation.” Even though the term “sandwich generation” is somewhat new, the idea behind it is as old as time. Some people […]

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Guide to Types of Senior Homes

Guide to Types of Senior Homes

  Does your dad forget to take his meds? Is your mom’s house too big for her to maintain? As loved ones age, senior safety becomes a concern. Maybe it is time to help your parents find new living quarters. But what are your options, and what is the right choice for your aging family […]

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6 Must Have Products for Seniors Living Alone

6 “Must Have” Products for Seniors Living Alone

  More and more seniors are choosing to age in place. With the high cost of senior care, some families see this as their only option. What are some of the “must-have” products for any senior citizen who is living alone? Here is a list of some of our favorites.   Large Print Clocks for […]

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9 New Tech Devices For Elder Care That Help Seniors Live Happier & Healthier Lives

  According to the U.S. Census, the most rapidly growing elderly age group is called the “oldest old.” This group, which encompasses individuals 85 and older, is expected to grow to 19 million people by 2050. This means that approximately five percent of all Americans will be in this highest age category. While it is […]

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