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Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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Why are Seniors Grocery Shopping Twice a Week?

With COVID-19 currently sweeping across the globe. Many are left wondering: why are seniors grocery shopping twice a week when they’re in the highest risk bracket? There are several reasons seniors are choosing to leave their homes during the pandemic. One is that many of them do not have smartphones, meaning they can’t utilize at-home […]

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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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Active Guardian: A Medical Alert System for Seniors On the Go

Today’s older adults are active and bucking every trend or stereotype that implies retirement is for sitting at home relaxing. Instead, older adults today are tackling retirement with vigor; some choose to work or consult part-time while others are traveling the world or volunteering at their favorite organizations. In any case, more active seniors still […]

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What’s the Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine?

Telehealth is a term that encompasses all types of technological interventions and services that improve patient care and the healthcare experience in general. Telehealth includes, for example, the digital platform that allows a radiologist to remotely look at an x-ray or for a specialist across the state to check a digital medical chart for consultation […]

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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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A Brief History behind the Phrase: “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”

Have you ever found yourself reciting a phrase, but have no clue where it came from? A few examples include: “There’s no place like home” – (Judy Garland, The Wizard of OZ) “A sight for sore eyes” – (Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels) “As busy as a bee” – (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales) “Roads? Where […]

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8 Simple Ways to Reduce the Chances of a Senior Falling in Their Home

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 or older has a fall each year. 1 out of 5 of these incidents results in serious harm being caused (broken bones, head injury, etc.). As we age, our bones lose calcium and other essential minerals, causing them to […]

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Cherry Home Makes Fall Monitoring Discreet and Effective

If your senior loved one lives at home independently, you may already know the worry that can accompany every additional diagnosis or challenge. It’s common for family caregivers to lose sleep over worrying about their senior loved one’s safety when they are alone at home. However, moving to a senior living community is not always […]

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How Family Guardian Keeps Long-Distance Caregivers Informed

  If you aren’t caring for an aging loved one, you likely know someone who is. Informal caregiving, or unpaid caregiving by family members or friends, is increasingly common for today’s older adults. In fact, the Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that 1 in 6 Americans who are working full or parttime also have some type […]

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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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2020 List of Senior Discounts on Prescriptions

  Are you struggling right now trying to figure out how to pay for the prescriptions you need to live a healthy life? You aren’t the only one. The cost of prescription medication is especially burdensome to our nation’s senior citizens. While you may be used to shopping around for the cheapest gallon of gas […]

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