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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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smart home technology to help seniors

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

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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elderly-finance

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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