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September Spotlights Fall Prevention for Seniors

September 22 marks the ninth annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a day devoted to helping seniors avoid the health-threatening consequences of slips and falls.

Thousands of seniors fall each year.

According to the CDC, falls are a serious area of concern for older adults. Here are the sobering statistics:

  • More than 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by falling, and over 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures …Read more ›

Suffering from Caregiver Burnout? Why Assisted Living May be the Best Solution

It is safe to say that almost everyone who is providing care for a loved one experiences some level of stress. However, in some cases, unaddressed caregiver stress can become caregiver burnout, a much more dangerous issue for both the caregiver and for the one receiving care.

Are you experiencing caregiver stress? Take steps before it becomes caregiver burnout!

What Caregiver Burnout Is

WebMD defines caregiver burnout as “a state of …Read more ›

Tips for Visiting Assisted Living Communities with Kids

Whether your loved ones are miles away, and you’re making a special trip, or they are in your hometown, visiting an assisted living community is always a special experience. You’re letting your loved one know that you care and that they remain in your heart. An even better idea is to take your kids along on these visits. Here are the reasons why your children should visit their aging relatives and a few tips …Read more ›

Expert Interview Series: Charles Lowe of About Technology for Caregivers of the Elderly

Charles Lowe is the Managing Director of the Digital Health & Care Alliance, where he ensures that the voice of digital health SMEs and startups is heard loud and clear in government and health care organizations. Charles sat down with us to tell us about the advantages of technology in caring for the elderly.

Do mainstream technological advancements like smartphones, mobile computing, and the Internet of …Read more ›

Factoring Longevity into Assisted Living Plans

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society finds that Americans are living longer than ever. In 2014, the average life expectancy at birth reached nearly 79 years, according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. A century earlier, it was just slightly over 54 years.

However, mere longevity does not necessarily mean that health has improved overall. In fact, a new report released by the Federal Interagency …Read more ›

Senior Care and the Sandwich Generation

If you are an adult still handling the responsibilities of raising children while also trying to provide caring for an aging parent or other family member, you land squarely in what is referred to as the Sandwich Generation. Torn between caring for the young and caring for the elderly, you may find that you have little or no time to care for yourself in the process.

Are you handling responsibilities …Read more ›

Harvard Home Care Pilot Program May Improve Care in Assisted Living

An ongoing Harvard Home Care Pilot Program is illuminating a real-time monitoring system that might prove beneficial in assisted living settings. Though the study was originally designed to focus on outcomes in a private home care setting, researchers are already thinking of ways that the data may be used in other care settings like assisted living communities and nursing homes.

Documenting changes found in patients may reduce hospitalizations.

The aim …Read more ›

Mapping the Shifts in Senior Housing News

If you are like most people who do not work in the senior housing industry, you may be unaware of the ways in which senior housing options have changed in recent years. No longer just an “old folks home”, assisted living facilities today are actually vibrant communities of seniors enjoying a higher quality of life than previous generations experienced.

Many seniors are choosing assisted living communities earlier in life.

Moving to …Read more ›

Gamer Grandmas: Exploring the Benefits of Video Games for Seniors

While the picture of a typical gamer may be a teen slumped on a couch who has not ventured out into the light for a couple of days because he is engrossed in the latest game, the reality is that gamers come in all shapes, sizes, and age groups.

The number of gamer grandparents is on the rise.

AARP Study Reveals the World of Senior Gamers

A recent AARP study of …Read more ›

Senior Care News: Service Dogs and Dementia Patient Care

You are likely aware of service dogs that have been trained to provide assistance to the blind or those who are hard of hearing. Additionally, you may have heard of therapy dogs that work with patients with various forms of mental illness such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.

However, dogs are proving to be quite useful in another setting. Now, researchers are finding that dogs can improve life for dementia patients as well.

…Read more ›

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