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#ElderCareChat 4/12/17 Recap: How to Prepare for Aging

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We were honored to welcome Amy Cameron O’Rourke, current president of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), as our expert panelist for this month’s #ElderCareChat. O’Rourke led 40 participants in a lively Twitter conversation about how families can prepare for aging versus reacting to a crisis. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 3/22/17 Recap: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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#ElderCareChat analytics 3/22/17We were delighted to have Landis Homes and their Director of Residency Planning Sarah Short join the March 22, 2017 #ElderCareChat on Twitter. Sarah addressed one of the most challenging problems that family caregivers face: how to overcome a loved one’s objections to moving into senior living.

The one-hour #ElderCareChat showcased Landis Homes’ philosophy on inclusion and quality of life and was inspired by a recent …Read more ›

Don’t Miss #ElderCareChat on March 22, 2017: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

Sarah Short, Director of Residency Planning at Landis Homes retirement communityThe next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Sarah …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 2/22/17: A Hopeful Discussion About Alzheimer’s Research and Care

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ElderCareChat 2/22/17THE NEXT #ELDERCARECHAT WILL BE HELD ON 3/22/17–SAVE THE DATE!

After a brief hiatus, #ElderCareChat returned on February 22, 2017 with an important—and hopeful—focus on Alzheimer’s research and care. Founders OurParents.com, along with sister sites SeniorAdvisor.com and VeteranAid.org, were proud to host guest panelist Dr. Nina Silverberg, the National Institute on Aging’s Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program. (Click to Tweet!)

The work …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat Returns February 22 to Discuss Alzheimer’s Research with NIH’s ADEAR Center

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#ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare, is back!
Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to join the conversation.

And what better organization to relaunch this popular chat with founder @OurParents than the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center (@Alzheimers_NIH)? Our guest panelist, Dr. Nina Silverberg, the National Institute on Aging’s Director of the …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 12/18/13 Recap: Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Eldercare Trends

Get highlights from this week's #ElderCareChat discussion about eldercare trends past, present and future.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 54 attendees took on the trends — eldercare trends, that is. Not surprisingly, given we were talking about the future, technology was a major theme of the chat. With many new and returning participants from Canada, the UK, and all over the US, the forum was certainly …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 12/4/13 Recap: How Do We Train to Care?

Get highlights from this week's conversation about essential eldercare training programs.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 46 participants discussed strategies and ideas for training the current and next generation of caregivers, both paid and unpaid. While training isn’t the only answer to better care, it is certainly beneficial even to the most experienced caregiver. This week’s attendees shared their honest opinions, thoughtful perspectives and creative solutions …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 11/20/13 Recap: Managing Holiday Stress

Get highlights from this week's conversation about the stressful side of the holidays, and how to overcome these challenges so we can enjoy the season.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 42 attendees talked about holiday stresses that particularly affect older adults and their caregivers, along with strategies for successful stress management and a happier holiday season. We also shared our own personal stressors and favorite holiday …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 11/6/13 Recap: Tech Tools for Seniors and Caregivers

Get highlights from this week's conversation about tech tools for seniors and caregivers. During our live discussion on Wednesday (we were trending again!), 54 attendees talked about the latest and up-and-coming tech tools that are most valuable to seniors and caregivers.

Per a post from our friends at @eCaring, the top technology benefits reported by caregivers are saving time (77%), having caregiving logistically …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 10/16/13 Recap: You Won the Lottery: What Eldercare Services Will You Start?

Get the highlights from this week's conversation about what eldercare services we would start if the money was freely flowing and readily available.This week, 42 chat participants dreamed with us: we won the lottery, and it was time to “spend the dough” on vital eldercare services. During our live discussion, attendees talked about the programs, services, housing options, training courses, support systems, technology, and other …Read more ›

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