#ElderCareChat 8/5/15 Recap: Social Isolation Among Seniors and Caregivers

are you legally responsible for your parents' careDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 tweeps discussed the causes and dangers of social isolation among seniors and caregivers, along with prevention and intervention strategies. Our featured guest was Connie Chow, one of the founders of DailyCaring, a website and daily email newsletter for families caring for older adults. Along with a 15+ year technology career, Chow has been a hands-on caregiver for her grandmother for nearly 20 years. She knows firsthand how tough the job is and how important support is — especially in the form of practical solutions, useful resources, and positive attitude.

Discussion questions are embedded in the Storify excerpt below, featuring only the tweets of our guest expert, @DailyCaring (please refer to the full transcript to see all the informative and insightful tweets shared by this week’s attendees):

Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared here, via the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for connecting us to this invaluable service). Analytics are available too; click here to see who attended.

We now offer a “landing page” on our blog with information about the upcoming chat, including a tentative list of questions. Refer to this page on our blog for the latest.

Our next chat will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd at 1pm ET. @OurParents will moderate a discussion on a topic yet to be announced (though we are hopeful that our hoarding expert who had to reschedule for this month will be able to join us then). Stay tuned!

Please note: We will be resuming our twice-monthly schedule in September, meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.

Connect with us: If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.

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