Technology Adoption by Older Adults Offers Promise for Aging in Place Innovations

It’s both exciting and overwhelming to try (I said ‘try’) to keep up with the technology innovations for aging in place. As family caregivers, we want the best — and to do our best — for our senior loved ones who are living independently and are convinced technology innovations will be a big part of … Read moreTechnology Adoption by Older Adults Offers Promise for Aging in Place Innovations

Senior Hunger & Food Insecurity — What Family Caregivers Can Do

A continuing obstacle to staying healthy for seniors who age in place is food insecurity. Family caregivers worry their senior loved ones may not be eating right but some, especially those who are long distance carers, may not realize how serious a problem they may be facing. Worse, that this problem may be beyond their … Read moreSenior Hunger & Food Insecurity — What Family Caregivers Can Do

Technology for Aging – Thanks to Government Research Funding

Technology innovations are exploding onto the market and ever-growing numbers of products useful for aging older adults (and family caregivers) are accessible. We know many of these technology devices will be beneficial to seniors and their caregivers, though some will provide solutions looking for problems that your senior (and others) may never have. It is … Read moreTechnology for Aging – Thanks to Government Research Funding

Engaging with Our Senior Dads and Granddads on Father’s Day

We love, honor, and respect our fathers and celebrate them on Father’s Day. Perhaps we cook their favorite meal (or let them share their prowess on the grill), encourage them to sit back and relax, or visit to hear them regale us with their favorite memories of years past. But what gift can family caregivers … Read moreEngaging with Our Senior Dads and Granddads on Father’s Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day — Act to Protect Seniors

You might be horrified at the number of our beloved seniors who fall victim to elder abuse. Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. That is 1 in 10 seniors — we should all be horrified! According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), elders throughout the US lose over $36.5 billion annually … Read moreWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day — Act to Protect Seniors

Did You Know? – – Profile of the US Older Adult Population

Have you heard someone say, “100 is the new 60” when it comes to aging? We don’t know if that is true, but older adults are more active and engaged, healthier, and they are living in their homes forever, unlike generations past. Seniors are not the same as they once were, but many are still … Read moreDid You Know? – – Profile of the US Older Adult Population

5 Geriatric Care Focus Areas — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we age, we are at risk for development of a variety of medical problems. Our senior loved ones may already have multiple medical issues and could be at risk for more. They want medical care that is thorough and consistent, seeking expert advice to prevent worsening medical issues. Family caregivers hope that their senior’s … Read more5 Geriatric Care Focus Areas — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Transforming Family Caregiving — Conversation with Seniorlink on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Family caregiving, as we have long discussed, is often a thankless, solitary labor of love for those providing care for senior loved ones. The tremendous contributions of family caregivers have likewise failed to get their deserved recognition from the healthcare system or government agencies and officials. None of that ruffles family caregivers, of course, as … Read moreTransforming Family Caregiving — Conversation with Seniorlink on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast