#ElderCareChat Articles

#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 10/5/11 Recap: Downsizing, Dealing with Seniors’ Stuff

Downsizing and dealing with stuff is a big part of caring for a parent, friend or relative who needs to move out of their home (say, into assisted living) – or to make their home a safer place to be. In keeping with many aspects of caregiving, it’s a difficult process, especially when other family members get involved. The transition is fraught with emotion, …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/21/11 Recap: Best Caregiving Tips

This Wednesday, 62 diverse and dynamic eldercare tweeps shared their best and favorite caregiving tips.

Kicking off the discussion was a query for best tips on staying organized, as caregivers are juggling countless responsibilities, paperwork, appointments, schedules, and more. Among the recommendations:

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#ElderCareChat 9/7/11 Recap: When It’s Time for Senior Care

Every other Wednesday, a fluid but dynamic group of individuals passionate about elder care convene online, via Twitter, in the #ElderCareChat we co-moderate with Denise Brown from Caregiving.com.

This week, knowing when it’s time for the first – or next – step in senior care was the topic on the table.

Just about everyone who participated had a story to share, about a grandparent, friend, parent, …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 8/24/11 Recap: Caregiving’s Difficult Decisions

Caregiving isn’t for wimps. The experience is rife with difficult decisions, which is what we talked about in the latest installment of #ElderCareChat.

Kicking off the discussion was a dialogue about what makes decisions of any kind (caregiving-related or not) difficult. Prime culprits were conflicting emotions like guilt, anger, grief, and resentment; fear of the unknown, and unknowable outcomes; and since few of us make …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 8/12/11 Recap: Why We Love Elders

Since our inaugural forum in November 2010, the #ElderCareChat following has gained tremendous momentum.  We’re thrilled to announce that our most recent discussion – held on Wednesday, August 10th – had 84 participants! Thank you to all who attended, and especially to those who have faithfully supported our efforts since that first fall chat.

Partnering with Denise Brown of Caregiving.com (@Caregiving), the @Seniors4Living team is …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 101: A Resource for Caregivers & Senior Care Professionals

Twitter invites people to “join the conversation” – and at Seniors for Living (@Seniors4Living), we’ve taken that invitation a step further.

This past November, our team joined forces with Denise Brown (@Caregiving) of Caregiving.com to start a new conversation on Twitter about a subject near and dear to both of us: all things elder care.

Our first #ElderCareChat (@ElderCareChat) was on Wednesday, November 17th …Read more ›

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SeniorsforLiving.com & Caregiving.com Launch New #EldercareChat on Twitter

I am still grinning after the success of our first #EldercareChat, which SeniorsforLiving.com is co-sponsoring on Twitter with Caregiving.com’s Denise Brown.

On Wednesday, November 17th at 1pm EST, followers of @Seniors4Living and @caregiving on Twitter probably noticed a spike in tweets, all of which ended with the group’s hashtag: #eldercarechat. The lively forum included people from the East Coast, West Coast, and other places/spaces in between. We were also pleased to welcome a …Read more ›

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