HelloAgain Challenge: Improve Mobile Tech for Seniors and Caregivers

Mobile technology is widely seen as the future, connecting us not just to each other but to the world through the web. Some would dispute the “future” label, saying mobile is already here. That may be true for some applications, but we’ve hardly scratched the surface when it comes to mobile meeting the needs of … Read moreHelloAgain Challenge: Improve Mobile Tech for Seniors and Caregivers

Family Caregivers Are Not Alone – But Are Online

Family caregivers of senior adults can become so focused on providing care they can feel they’re alone on an island. They may be focused but are certainly not alone, as more than 50 million adults in the US care for adult family members. 7 million of those also care for a minor child, putting them … Read moreFamily Caregivers Are Not Alone – But Are Online

Will You Be Responsible for Repaying Medicaid for Your Parents’ Bills?

Caregivers, especially those who have been responsible for aging parents for a long time, have typically spent some of their own money to help provide care. While some seniors may have put aside money for their golden years or have purchased long term care insurance, many have few resources and those they were counting on … Read moreWill You Be Responsible for Repaying Medicaid for Your Parents’ Bills?

Family Caregivers – Care Tips for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease afflicts someone in the United States every 68 seconds. Many aging adults who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are being cared for at home by someone in the family. That someone may be you. Caring for a senior loved one whose loss of cognition and functional abilities is rapidly progressing can be … Read moreFamily Caregivers – Care Tips for Alzheimer’s Disease

Seniors and Driving: When is it Time to Give Up the Keys?

Driving is a right of passage when we’re young and becomes one again, though often not one we want, when we are older. Older drivers enjoy the freedom and sense of independence it gives them. However, for many family caregivers driving is a major source of concern about senior loved ones. When is it time … Read moreSeniors and Driving: When is it Time to Give Up the Keys?

Helping Seniors Avoid Becoming Crime Victims While Aging in Place

Seniors who choose to age in place – as many are doing – may be at elevated risk for becoming victims of crime. Older adults are often seen as more vulnerable targets than those who are younger. This is not a reason to avoid aging in place, rather reason for taking some precautions when doing … Read moreHelping Seniors Avoid Becoming Crime Victims While Aging in Place

Positive Impacts for Senior Love Ones Under the Affordable Care Act

There has been a great deal of buzz – and many strong feelings – recently with the Supreme Court upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Putting aside the politics and looking to the implementation, do you know how the ACA impacts your senior loved ones and ultimately you as a family member … Read morePositive Impacts for Senior Love Ones Under the Affordable Care Act

Successful Aging in Place and Technology to Make it Reality

Aging in place is a major topic for us at Senior Care Corner as is it for many seniors and boomers who are looking ahead to their senior years. With a majority of those surveyed expressing a preference to live in their own homes and many more for whom it may be the only option, … Read moreSuccessful Aging in Place and Technology to Make it Reality

Dementia Knowledge To Empower Family Caregivers of Seniors

As the population ages, we are faced with an increase in cognitive impairment diagnoses. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are not a normal part of aging; therefore caregivers should be alert to symptoms that can be treated. Unfortunately, statistics reveal virtually all of us will eventually be affected, either directly or indirectly. Learning more about the … Read moreDementia Knowledge To Empower Family Caregivers of Seniors