The feeling of loneliness and isolation people are facing is not simply due to aging—it’s due to our society’s lack of value for older adults. There is a cultural shift that we need to start working toward.
Battling discomfort and mistrust of the “internet machine” is important in helping elders stave off the isolation that can accompany aging.
My recent blog post Call For Thought Leaders: Who is Changing Aging? generated an amazing response and introduced me to an innovative new company called Lively.
Each year I attend CES I look for the latest ways this paradise of technology and innovation is meandering its way into senior living, and aging in general.
Are you tired of receiving calls from Rachel at credit card services? Older seniors, your parents perhaps, feel helpless when they receive these manipulative, and illegal telephone calls. During the last few years of her life, my husband’s mother sometimes became quite distressed when she answered the phone and heard Rachel
Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Mass., is a prime example of the revolutionary potential of The Green House model and was recently honored by McKnight’s technology award, “Boston’s Chelsea Jewish Foundation won the top prize in the High Tech/High Touch category of McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards — Connect Our World.”
Today I have the pleasure of introducing Lorie Eber, an elder care speaker, educator, and blogger. Her website “Aging Beats the Alternative” and and her blog of the same name can be found here http://www.agingbeatsthealternative.com/ and here http://www.agingbeatsthealternative.com/my-dad/ . Her guest … Continue reading →
What if you could be admitted to the hospital—in your own bedroom? That’s the idea of a health care model called Hospital at Home, which is aimed at elderly patients with diseases such as congestive heart failure, emphysema, urinary tract infections, or pneumonia. According to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, people […]