Celebrating Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around their community. Usually this contribution involves the encouragement and even logistics of a family caregiver. Many older Americans who are family caregivers are themselves contributing to their community simply by caring for their own senior loved ones. In addition, they … Read moreCelebrating Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Healthy Hearing Can Help Keep Your Brain Fit

It is Better Hearing and Speech month, so we invited Annette Mazevski, Au.D., Ph.D., to author an article for Senior Care Corner®.  Annette is the Manager of Technology Assessment at Oticon, a hearing aid manufacturer. She has more than 15 years of experience as an audiologist and researcher, during which she has guided hearing aid wearers … Read moreHealthy Hearing Can Help Keep Your Brain Fit

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”

Gardening That’s Accessible, Convenient and Fun for Seniors (and Everyone)

The arrival of Spring means we get to see daffodils popping to meet the sunshine and crocuses sticking their little heads up to say hello! Many seniors have shared their joy of gardening with their children and grandchildren over the years. Having learned from our elders the joy of gardening and nurturing the earth, we … Read moreGardening That’s Accessible, Convenient and Fun for Seniors (and Everyone)

Medicare’s Coverage of Respite Care in 2019

Danielle Kunkle Roberts authored this article as a guest of Senior Care Corner®. She is the co-owner of Boomer Benefits and a Forbes.com Contributor. Her licensed insurance agency specializes in Medicare-insurance related products, helping tens of thousands of clients across 47 states. The number of unpaid caregivers in the United States has reached over 40 million, according … Read moreMedicare’s Coverage of Respite Care in 2019

Choosing Snacks Seniors Will Eat and That Meet Their Nutrition Needs

Family caregivers visiting their senior loved ones enjoy bringing them something to eat, not only to show their love but also to encourage them to eat. Many seniors begin to have diminished appetites — whether from boredom, lack of activity, or changes in their sensation of taste — making all foods taste unfamiliar. When they … Read moreChoosing Snacks Seniors Will Eat and That Meet Their Nutrition Needs

Seniors with Hearing Loss are Now a Tech Industry Focus

Did you see that comedy sketch / movie scene / television episode making fun of the senior with hearing loss? It’s really no laughing matter! According to the National Institutes of Health, one in three older adults between 65 and 74 years old have hearing loss and nearly half of those who are 75 or … Read moreSeniors with Hearing Loss are Now a Tech Industry Focus

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

CES 2019 to Showcase Tech Impacts Throughout Everyday Life

It’s two days before CES® 2019 officially opens so things are quiet, right? Not so fast! Media events started today, meaning lines, crowded rooms – – and the beginning of the information flow from the greatest show in tech. More than that, really, as CES 2019 looks more than ever to give us insight into … Read moreCES 2019 to Showcase Tech Impacts Throughout Everyday Life