When Senior Loved Ones Don’t Live in Their Home Anymore

There comes a time for many family caregivers when they must face not only the physical decline of their aging senior loved ones or perhaps the loss of those loved ones, but must also deal with an empty family home. What should you do with the family home when your parents are no longer able … Read moreWhen Senior Loved Ones Don’t Live in Their Home Anymore

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors from the Tech World

Mother’s Day – that day each year when we honor the women who made our lives possible (though we should each of the other days as well). For many of us Mother’s Day is an occasion that leaves us stumped, not knowing the right thing to give the mothers in our lives, especially those who … Read moreMother’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors from the Tech World

Time to Play in the Dirt with Senior Loved Ones

Seniors getting dirty – really? Yes, really! Many have lived their lives tending gardens for themselves, their parents or their communities or grew up on a family farm. Playing in the dirt can bring back memories, stimulate brains, provide physical activity, and provide engaging activities for caregivers and seniors. The time is perfect to get … Read moreTime to Play in the Dirt with Senior Loved Ones

Seniors’ Adoption of Consumer Electronics – – and Family Members’ Role

While we hear and read much about seniors’ lack of interest in new technology, we also see a lot of evidence to the contrary. Feedback from our readers and listeners, as well as what we observe ourselves, gives us confidence that any hesitation seniors have will begin to evaporate when they understand the benefits technology … Read moreSeniors’ Adoption of Consumer Electronics – – and Family Members’ Role

Surviving Home Maintenance with Senior Loved Ones Aging in Place

The current generation of seniors has lived a life of building, fixing, and re-purposing before the green movement took shape. They imagined what was needed, created it and kept it running. Asking for help to repair an item or spruce up part of the house is something they didn’t do and often still don’t do, especially if it means … Read moreSurviving Home Maintenance with Senior Loved Ones Aging in Place

Medicare Basics for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Medicare is a health insurance plan administered by the federal government for seniors 65+ years old, people under 65 years if they have a disability or anyone suffering from end stage renal disease requiring dialysis or a transplant. It guarantees access to health insurance for seniors. Medicare was established and signed into law by President … Read moreMedicare Basics for Family Caregivers of Seniors

DNR / Advance Directives Reminder – National Healthcare Decisions Day

How many times have we disagreed with the choice made in a TV show or movie when someone is so sick or injured that a decision has to be made whether to keep them alive on life support or let them go? Have you said “I wouldn’t want that to happen to me” or “if … Read moreDNR / Advance Directives Reminder – National Healthcare Decisions Day

Celebrating People in Action – National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Celebrating People in Action, captures the meaning of this signature week: Honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has … Read moreCelebrating People in Action – National Volunteer Week

Senior Smartphone Adventures: A Love-Hate-Love Story

As family caregivers of senior adults, we know how important it is to make use of technology in our senior’s day to day lives. It can help keep them safe, keep them engaged with distant friends and relatives, entertain them, stimulate their brains and give us piece of mind about their health and safety. The … Read moreSenior Smartphone Adventures: A Love-Hate-Love Story