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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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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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