Aging in Place Technology Roundup 2019 — Background for Family Caregivers

We believe technology advances are the most important innovations for our future lives and continue to provide information on tech so family caregivers are in the best position to help senior loved ones utilize that tech for healthier, safer, and happier lives. We have been telling you a lot about what we saw and heard … Read moreAging in Place Technology Roundup 2019 — Background for Family Caregivers

Eating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we age, many older adults tend to change the way they eat. This change may be intentional for many and while for others it is done unknowingly. Many will eat less thinking their bodies don’t need as much food because they aren’t as physically active as they once were. This way of thinking may … Read moreEating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Give Grandma the Gift of (Safe) Social Media This Christmas

The signs are hard to miss, even though they are showing up even earlier this year: stores of all kinds displaying holiday decorations, holiday sales ads on TV, and Santa taking children’s wishes in many malls. Yes, it’s time again to wrack our brains on that annual question: “what do we give our grandparents and … Read moreGive Grandma the Gift of (Safe) Social Media This Christmas

Giving Holiday Magic to Seniors in Need, Now & Throughout the Year

The holiday season often leads to thoughts of what we can do to assist others in need, especially when we have what we need for our own senior loved ones. The data from the last census tells us that one in six seniors lives below the federal poverty level. At 16%, the proportion of seniors living … Read moreGiving Holiday Magic to Seniors in Need, Now & Throughout the Year

Wireless Printing for Seniors’ Homes — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Our digital devices are great for looking at pictures, reading emails, reviewing documents, and so much more. There are times, though, when we really want to put things on paper. As we have experienced and been told, that is the case for many older adults, who grew up viewing photos on paper and receiving documents … Read moreWireless Printing for Seniors’ Homes — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family … Read moreWhat’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

5G is Coming — Why It’s Important to Seniors & Family Caregivers

There has been a lot of talk lately about 5G mobile networks, touting faster speeds and higher capacities, and it was one of the hottest topics at CES® 2018. 5G technology will be important to seniors, especially those living independently. That means it will be important to family caregivers of those seniors. What’s that, you … Read more5G is Coming — Why It’s Important to Seniors & Family Caregivers

Blockchain: Why it Will be Important to Seniors & Family Caregivers

Rushing to the hospital with your grandmother, who has fallen ill while visiting you far from her home, you realize you don’t have her medical records — she has three doctors back home — and don’t know what to tell the ER staff about her chronic conditions. Your father suffers a fatal stroke, leaving behind … Read moreBlockchain: Why it Will be Important to Seniors & Family Caregivers

Adaptive Clothing to Make Seniors’ — and Family Caregivers’ — Lives Easier

Family caregivers have many responsibilities caring for their senior loved ones that can quickly drain their time (and energy) each day. They are chauffeurs, schedulers, cooks, house cleaners, dog walkers, comedians, history keepers, pill managers, and grocery shoppers, just to name a few of the hats they wear every day. Keeping senior loved ones fed, … Read moreAdaptive Clothing to Make Seniors’ — and Family Caregivers’ — Lives Easier