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Making Technology Senior Friendly

Added on February 16, 2018 by Kristen_Heller

Technology is our way of "keeping up" with an increasingly hectic world. With it, we have the tools to stay as up-to-date as we can manage; without it, we're left to mainly fend for ourselves. Technology - specifically the internet - is considered the supreme tool of a younger generation, though there's no reason for it to be age-restricted. As it turns out, seniors also want to join in on the fun.

Today, four-in-ten seniors now use smartphones, which is more than double the share observed in 2013. This is a sign that seniors want to get into the tech game - they might just need someone like you to teach them.

Whether you're caring for a senior family member or loved one, or if you've recently begun offering your services as a family caregiver, teaching a senior how to use a new technology offers them a huge lifestyle improvement.

Of course, this path of education should be taken on carefully. After all, seniors come from a time long before the internet. If you're looking for some key teaching points, scroll down and we'll start you off in the right direction.

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Disaster Planning for Live-In Aides And Their Elderly Clients

Added on February 2, 2018 by Jared_Rodgers

Disaster Planning for Live-In Aides And Their Elderly Clients

In October 2017 I took an opportunity to travel to Corpus Christi, Texas to offer my assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. What I witnessed was complete devastation, as Hurricane Harvey had no mercy with its path of destruction. I witness people grieving the loss of their homes, belongings, pets and, for some, a loved one. A home is the symbol of our hard work, memories, familiarity and security. It is our safe haven. What took a lifetime to build was leveled in a matter of minutes leaving many asking, "Where do we go from here?"

Going through a disaster like Hurricane Harvey is a life changing experience. We can never predict the next disaster; yet there are ways we can prepare and respond which could save our life or the lives of those we love.

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Keeping Your Senior Warm This Winter

Added on January 19, 2018 by Lucy_Wyndham

Keeping Your Senior Warm This Winter

Winter can be inconvenient and uncomfortable for even the most healthy of us but bear in mind that what is just an annoying level of cold for you could be dangerous for the senior you care about. Elderly people lose body heat faster than when they were younger and are more likely to have health conditions which make being cold more serious. Here are some things to remember to keep the seniors in your life warm this winter.

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Tips to Prepare Your Home for Taking Care of an Alzheimer's Patient

Added on January 5, 2018 by Lydia_Chan

Tips to Prepare Your Home for Taking Care of an Alzheimer's Patient

According to Helpguide.org, there are approximately 15 million people in the U.S. caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. There are millions more around the world currently caring for a loved one with this debilitating disease. And the job is far from easy. Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's typically leaves you feeling tired and overwhelmed. Assisted living facilities are better equipped to care for an Alzheimer's patient, as these types of facilities feature round-the-clock care provided by multiple staff members. Residents participate in social activities and are kept safe throughout the day and night. In other words, the responsibility doesn't rest on one person's shoulders.

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How Pet Ownership Can Make Seniors Live Long and Healthy

Added on December 15, 2017 by Lucy_Wyndham

How Pet Ownership Can Make Seniors Live Long and Healthy

People love their pets. According to the American Pet Product Association, 68% of U.S. families own a pet, which are about 85 million households in America. As a result, pet owners spend approximately $40 billion a year in pet care and supplies alone. This might seem a bit overwhelming but when you consider the benefits, it will instantly seem like a smart investment for years to come.

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Giving Your Elderly the Best Care

Added on November 24, 2017 by Lucy_Wyndham

Giving Your Elderly the Best Care

Caring for elderly relatives ought to be rewarding, but can often be stressful as you try to find the best solution. A good Home Care Company can be a possibility but they are not easy to come by and can be costly. Simply finding them a 'helping hand'; someone to pop in and out throughout the day might also work. However, if they want to remain safe and secure in their own home with companionship they may need to find someone to 'live in'. This  kind of care not only supports the elderly with personal care but can also help to maintain the fabric of their home by making sure essential repairs are carried out and utilities are running properly.

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How to Help Elderly Loved Ones Maintain Good Oral Health

Added on November 10, 2017 by Lucy_Wyndham

How to Help Elderly Loved Ones Maintain Good Oral Health

The good news for our elderly loved ones is that seniors aged over 65 still have an average of about 18.90 remaining teeth. Only 24% have no remaining teeth at all, meaning that keeping teeth and gums healthy is a vital part of disease prevention. In this post, we discuss the biggest dental risks for mature persons, suggesting measures that carers and loved ones can take to keep seniors healthy and happy.

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Ways to Help Seniors Age Happily At Home

Added on October 27, 2017 by Lucy_Wyndham

Ways to Help Seniors Age Happily At Home

Growing old comes with many new challenges, and it is much easier to take on these trials in the comfort of one's home. When confronting changes to one's life, health, and abilities in any capacity, having the familiarity of one's same belongings and regular daily routines can make any situation more manageable. If you are a senior or you have an aging loved one, you may be wondering how to gain access to the right resources to make aging in place a possibility.

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