Tech Talk for Seniors, Family Caregivers & Others Not “Born Digital”

Sometimes even the English language can seem like someone is speaking in a foreign tongue. Older adults, who lived much of their lives without today’s technology, can feel that tech speak is unintelligible and the whole world is trying to tell them something they don’t understand. It can be like talking about a new medical … Read moreTech Talk for Seniors, Family Caregivers & Others Not “Born Digital”

Survey Closer Look — Insights on Tech from Seniors Who Are Caregivers

As we often hear and read, the senior (65+) population is growing rapidly, more so than any other age group. What you may not realize is that the number of senior family caregivers is also rising rapidly. One in five adult caregivers, or more than 8 million in all, are seniors, according to the 2015 … Read moreSurvey Closer Look — Insights on Tech from Seniors Who Are Caregivers

Survey Results — Family Caregivers Provide Technology Insights

The results of our technology survey are complete. That 474 of you who took the time to let us know what you think is truly appreciated! We are going to spend some time digging into your responses in order to figure out just what we can learn and apply to the future of technology reporting … Read moreSurvey Results — Family Caregivers Provide Technology Insights

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

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

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

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

Innovations in Aging in Place Tech for Seniors & Their Family Caregivers

As the number of older Americans increases in what has been called the “silver tsunami” and the number of people who are caring for them decreases, the role of technology to help fill the void is anticipated to grow. By 2020, baby boomers will all be seniors, as part of the estimated 20% of the US … Read moreInnovations in Aging in Place Tech for Seniors & Their Family Caregivers