Recently we stayed in a handicapped accessible hotel room. Although we were in the company of a hearing impaired person, we got the room quite by accident. However, it was a very enlightening ‘accident’. The room was relatively new construction in a new tower of this particular hotel/resort. As such, the room itself was well … Read moreAccess for Seniors in an Accessible Hotel Room?
So much interest and need for more information has been expressed after our posts about the triple decker sandwich that we decided to take the topic deeper as the feature segment of this episode of the Senior Care Corner podcast. Many people have told us they identify with being the middle of the triple decker … Read moreWho’s Caring for the Caregiver in the Middle of the Triple Decker Sandwich?
Home monitoring technology can – and does – help many seniors live longer in the homes of their choice, which we as boomers repeatedly tell survey takers is important for us. Our first post on the topic went into the why of implementing monitoring, but the more difficult step for many is the how – – … Read moreMonitoring Seniors’ Homes – Embracing the Technology When It’s Time
Caregivers of senior loved ones know how important it is to have support. Having a helping hand can make the day bearable. As Americans, we know how strength in numbers can achieve amazing things. When people band together for a common cause their impact can be exceptional. There are many causes that we can get behind … Read moreBaker’s Dozen Ways to Share Your Caregiving Passion
Home automation is going to give our senior loved ones the ability to live in their homes more safely, enjoyably and comfortably, many well into their elder years. Home monitoring using video and motion detectors is going to give family members and other caregivers peace of mind, knowing the seniors about whom we care are … Read moreWill Our Senior Loved Ones Accept Home Monitoring Technology?
We worry about the safety of our food and want to do everything we can to store and prepare our food to keep our families safe. Getting sick from the food we eat is never fun and can be dangerous for our senior loved ones. As our seniors age, they become more vulnerable to bacteria and viruses – … Read more10 Food Safety Tips for Seniors’ (and Family Caregivers’) Health
Have you seen that TV program Who Do You Think You Are? It traces the genealogy of celebrities and uncovers some very interesting stories. According to the show’s website, people “embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees” and “reveal the fabric of humanity through everyone’s place in history.” We all have … Read moreWho’s Hanging Out on Your Senior Loved Ones’ Family Tree?
Seniors are using smartphones in rapidly increasing numbers, as are their family caregivers. That leads to even more questions about the best apps to use. There are a number of smartphone apps seniors can use to manage their lives and which family caregivers can use along with their senior loved ones to make the lives … Read moreSmartphone Apps for Seniors and Their Family Caregivers
How they feel not only affects our senior loved ones in the moment, but also for years to come. We found an article from AARP that highlights two recent studies that delve into the effect our seniors’ mood has on their physical health. One study in the Current Directions in Psychological Science suggests that a … Read moreHappier Seniors are Healthier Seniors