#ElderCareChat Articles

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on April 12–keep watch here for details!

About #ElderCareChat: #ElderCareChat is held mid-month via Twitter, connects those who are passionate about sharing their experiences, challenges, suggestions, and elder care expertise.

Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter for updates; start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn group; or use the #ElderCareChat hashtag to present a question or idea to the group.

To peruse past #ElderCareChat chats, please explore below:

#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!)

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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 11/16/16: Brainstorming Topics for 2017

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#ElderCareChat celebrates its sixth yearSince this month marks the 6th year of #ElderCareChat’s existence, we took the time to get feedback from this week’s 15 participants on what topics they’ve enjoyed, what they’d like to revisit, and what new ground we should cover in 2017. Discussion questions are embedded below: (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 11/2/16: National Family Caregivers Month Panel

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takingcare FBTo kick off National Family Caregivers Month, this week’s 22 #ElderCareChat participants covered the concerns, challenges, conflicts, and comforts of being a family caregiver. We were pleased to welcome a distinctive panel of guests who have all served/are still serving in caregiver roles: Denise Brown (@Caregiving) of Caregiving.com, Chris MacLellan (@TheBowTieGuy), author of “What’s the Deal with Caregiving?”, and Connie Chow (@DailyCaring) of DailyCaring.com. Discussion questions are embedded in this …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 10/19/16: The Power of Soft Therapies

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shutterstock_431933122This week, 32 participants engaged in an inspiring conversation about the power of “soft” therapies (art, music, laughter, reminiscence, storytelling, and more). From connecting caregivers and seniors to producing joy, the benefits of such therapeutic interventions are undeniable.

We were pleased to welcome Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC, as our guest expert for this discussion. Rachelle is the founder of Soundscaping Source, where her mission is to bring meaningful music experiences to older adults …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 10/5/16: Fall Prevention for Seniors and Caregivers

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shutterstock_225478723Falls can happen year-round, but with the new fall season now in full swing, this week’s #ElderCareChat discussion focused on statistics and strategies around fall prevention; Julie Santos of Front Porch Communities lent her expert insights as our featured guest.

Santos is the Project Specialist at Front Porch’s Center for Innovation and Wellbeing. In her role, she coordinates and organizes health education workshops for affordable senior housing communities in the …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/21/2016: All About Assisted Living

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shutterstock_55168558September is National Assisted Living Month (NALM), so this week’s #ElderCareChat discussion was all about this popular level of senior care. Our 24 participants covered topics like what it’s like to visit, volunteer, and advocate in assisted living, among other things.

We were pleased to welcome Lakecia Harper, an LHNA who serves as health care administrator for Blakeford at Green Hills in Nashville (@Blakeford_Inc). Harper is responsible for maintaining resident medical records and …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/7/16: Senior and Caregiver Nutrition

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shutterstock_181913867This week, 25 participants discussed the ways nutrition goes beyond just what we eat, and the unique nutritional needs of seniors—particularly those with cancer.

We were pleased to welcome Cara Tompot from The Mesothelioma Center as our guest expert. Tompot is the Social Media Specialist for The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com and a guest contributor for The Huffington Post. Cancer has always hit close to home for Cara. As a …Read more ›

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