Security weaknesses in web-connected home devices can leave our senior loved ones vulnerable to those who would do them harm. Recent internet news makes that clear. This vulnerability is only going to grow as technology provides more solutions to help older adults have healthy, safe, and comfortable lives in the homes of their choice. As family caregivers, there … Read moreSecure Seniors’ Connected Home Devices – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
In 2014 people over 65 numbered 46.2 million. They represented 14.5% of the U.S. population, about one in every seven Americans. In just 2008, one in eight people was classified as a senior and about 2.7 million Americans celebrated their 65th birthday. It is projected by the year 2060 there will be 98 million seniors. … Read moreSenior Nutrition – or Lack of It – and the Impact on their Lives and Health
Control of our medical data and having it accessible when we need it are important concerns for seniors and their family caregivers. Is your senior loved one in control of theirs? Or at least it should be a concern. How about you with your own data? Patient portals are underused by seniors for a number … Read moreElectronic Medical Record: Is Your Senior Using It – Do You Know How?
Your senior wishes to live at home as long as possible but the home where they live may not be well suited to the needs of an older adult. There are modifications that can be done to make their home as safe as possible for aging in place safely and comfortably. Home modifications can be very expensive … Read moreModifying a Home to Age In Place – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Have you heard “let’s go home” “take me home” or “is it time to go home”? What will you do when your senior loved one asks you to take him/her home but you know you can’t do it? What can we do besides suffer heartache listening to them cry “take me home” and “when can … Read moreWhen Our Seniors Say “Take Me Home” But We Can’t – or Can We?
Our seniors have been called the Greatest Generation. They take pride in their country and have asked what they can do for it, not what it will do for them since the 1960s. They have lived their adult lives volunteering in their communities to make the lives of others a little bit better. They have … Read moreElection Time – Does Your Senior Need Help Casting Their Ballot?
Many seniors take more than one medication each day, often taking multiple prescription medications. On top of that, they may use even more over the counter remedies to give them relief. Are some of these medications really good for them? Can some be dangerous? To help keep our seniors safe from the medications that they may be … Read moreInappropriate Drugs May Harm Your Senior — Family Caregiver Quick Tip
We’re told every day by the media that we need to buy and use certain foods and products to help prevent heart disease. The messages are everywhere we turn. A new superfood, a new supplement, an exercise bike, or “there’s an app for that”! It can be confusing. Perhaps your senior’s doctor has told them that they need … Read moreEating Healthier – Best Time to Start is Now for Seniors & Caregivers
Emergencies that can require caregivers to administer medical help to a senior loved one can happen to anyone, at any time of the day or night. Are family caregivers ready to minister to senior’s health needs? Are you? Of course, if it is something traumatic, the first course of action is to call 911. If it is … Read moreCaregivers Need First Aid Knowledge BEFORE an Emergency Happens