Recently, I was struck with an idea so simple, efficient, and powerful, I was compelled to call my closest friends to share the idea with them. To the person, they responded – “How can I help?”
The next wave of advances in aging in place technology is focused more on incorporating software programs and monitoring device into the home.
I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
Aging in community presents a viable and appealing third option to institutional long-term care or “aging-in-place” that fosters and draws on social capital.
With the election behind him, Barack Obama’s first item of business will be dealing with the fiscal cliff–that toxic combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts that are due to kick in on Jan 2, unless Congress acts to delay or replace them with a long-term deficit reduction plan. Going over the cliff would mean deep cuts in a […]
Search smarter not harder. From the article Family Caregivers Now Have a Better and Easier Way to Search On-line for In-home Care Services
Last week, I wrote about an important new survey of family caregivers that shows nearly half are performing work that is often done by nurses, such as managing medications, caring for wounds, and operating medical equipment. The report, by AARP and United Hospital Fund, sheds important light on the often unrecognized role of these family caregivers. And […]
Most of us oldsters would prefer to stay at home until we’re carted off. The ideal scenario: do this surrounded by loving, caring family and friends. But all too often, this set-up isn’t possible. (I’ve found a way that I think may work, which I’l…