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Lifeline Program

The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, started a program in 1985 that would offer assistance to low-income households when it came to telephone services. As technology has grown, the Lifeline Program has also evolved. If you’ve ever been curious about the Lifeline Program and wondered if it could benefit you or your senior loved one, […]

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Gun Ownership & Safety Tips for Seniors

The Pew Research Center reports that just over 40% of adults report there is a gun in their household. While the majority of gun owners are white men, the typical demographics of gun owners are changing. For example, when it comes to gun ownership for seniors, owning a firearm is becoming even more common than […]

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How to Use Technology to Monitor Elderly Parents

No matter if you are caring for aging parents in your own home or from afar, you might wonder if you are doing enough to keep your loved ones safe. The Family Caregiver Alliance reports that you are not alone in your care-giving role…or in your state of stress. More than 32 million Americans report […]

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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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