There are many benefits for seniors in accessing social media and the web, but which device is the best one for that purpose out of the many options that are available (a number that is growing all the time)? That question is one we hear frequently from both elder readers and their family members. We … Read moreThe BEST Device for Seniors to Access the Web & Social Media is…
As many of you have discovered, we launched the Senior Care Corner Podcast a few months ago, with new episodes out biweekly. If you haven’t heard one yet, you can check them out on Senior Care Corner or on iTunes. Kathy and I see the podcast as great way to share some items that are … Read moreStarring Soon on the Senior Care Corner Podcast — YOU!!
We all know how important having a band-aid is when our kids’ knees are bleeding. As family caregivers of seniors, we need to remain prepared for emergencies with our seniors as we did with our children. Do you have a first aid kit? If you do, what is in it? Is it someplace where it … Read moreFirst Aid Kit Essentials for the Homes of Senior Loved Ones
Heard this one before: “it’s too complicated for me” or maybe “I’ll get my grandchildren to explain it” coming from elderly family members or friends when dealing with electronic devices? Regardless of the reason given, some (certainly not all) of our senior loved ones are avoiding the new technologies that can add to the quality … Read moreOvercoming Seniors’ Technology Fears
Alzheimer’s disease presents many challenges to family members and other caregivers of seniors. Key among those is making sure our senior loved ones continue to get the nutrition they need through the food they eat. The feature segment in this episode of the Senior Care Corner Podcast addresses those challenges are offers suggestions to help … Read moreChallenges for Family Caregivers Feeding Seniors with Alzheimer’s
Reminiscing is the recollection and retelling of stories from past experiences and events. For seniors, it is important to recollect these experiences to affirm who they are and what their life has meant, not to mention the benefits gained from recalling pleasant memories. Sharing reminisces provides an opportunity for the senior to be mentally stimulated and pull from … Read morePriceless Family Reminiscing with Seniors
Too old for social media? Don’t let anyone tell you – or your senior loved one – that, because it’s not possible! Growing numbers of older adults are proving that every day. Survey after survey reflects more senior Americans, including those in the most elderly groups, participating in social media. That being said, their numbers still … Read more5 Benefits of Social Media for Seniors – Let’s Help Them Get Online!
Most people, possibly including your senior loved ones, should have a will written to let everyone know what their intentions are for their belongings and assets. Do you know if your senior has created this document, what might be included, who will be responsible when the time comes, and where it is being kept? You … Read moreSeniors (& the Rest of Us) Need a Will
Seniors — and the loved ones who care for and about them — face many financial issues once retired and as they age, though much less is written and said about those issues than saving for retirement. Many family members find themselves needing or asked to get involved, which can be difficult when it turns … Read moreKey Financial Issues for Seniors and Their Family Caregivers