#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 to Celebrate a Milestone

Four years ago, the SeniorsForLiving.com team joined forces with Caregiving.com to create #ElderCareChat. After researching Twitter chats that focused on eldercare issues and finding none, the SeniorsForLiving.com team joined forces with Caregiving.com to create #ElderCareChat.

That was four years ago — an impressive track record for a Twitter chat in a constantly changing social media space. …Read more ›

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Pre-Register Now for the 11/19/14 #ElderCareChat

Join @Seniors4Living, @Caregiving, and a special guest from Silverado Senior Living for another dynamic #ElderCareChat conversation on Wednesday, June 4th at 1pm ET.

Michelle Seitzer (@Seniors4Living) will lead a discussion, guided by Medical Director at the Silverado Encinitas Memory Care Community Dr. John W. Daly (@SilveradoCare), about ensuring the physical health of seniors with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.

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#ElderCareChat 10/15/14 Recap: Overcoming Common Caregiving Challenges

Review highlights from this week's conversation on how to overcome several common caregiving challenges.

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 44 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for overcoming common caregiving challenges, be it incontinence, wandering (related to dementia), the need for respite, lack of support from family members, finding the best care, and more.

Check out these highlights (with discussion questions included):

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#ElderCareChat 10/1/14 Recap: Helping Ourselves During Tough Times

Review highlights from this week's discussion about taking care of ourselves and others during tough times.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for successful self-care, and the care of others, during tough times in our lives. As caregivers and as caring people, we all face difficult life phases, transitional periods of growth and change, pivotal points in our …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/17/14 Recap: Preserving Your Loved One’s Legacy

Review highlights from this week's #ElderCareChat conversation about the importance of preserving, and leaving behind, a valuable legacy for your loved ones.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 58 new and returning participants shared some very powerful, personal, heart-warming and thought-provoking insights about the importance of preserving a loved one’s legacy, and what kind of legacy we wish to leave the world and our loved ones.

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#ElderCareChat 9/3/14 Recap: Managing Aging Declines

Review highlights from this week's conversation about the challenges (and opportunities) inherent in aging declines.

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 57 new and returning participants talked about the grief, challenges and even opportunities associated with the declines of aging — both for the caregiver and the career.You can review this week’s questions in this Storify segment, featuring highlights from our chat participants:

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#ElderCareChat 8/20/14 Recap: Hobbies for Seniors of All Abilities

Review highlights (and find out what "pickleball" is) in this recap of our #ElderCareChat discussion on hobbies.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants talked about hobbies and meaningful activities for seniors of all ages and abilities. After covering some tough topics in our forum over the last few months, this chat topic was a bit on the lighter side, but nonetheless a …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 8/6/14 Recap: Paying for Long Term Care

Review highlights from this week's discussion about paying for long term care, featuring tweets from our guest expert Tony Fischer.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 new and returning participants discussed a complicated and always changing issue: paying for long-term care. We were tremendously grateful for the expertise of our guest, Tony Fischer (@PrivateDutyNet), and the knowledge of several veteran/new participants well-versed in these areas, as …Read more ›

#ElderCareChat 7/16/14 Recap: Aging in Place and Universal Design

Review highlights from this week's conversation about what's emerging and what's existing in regards to aging in place and universal design.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants discussed aging in place and universal design. In regards to where and how we want to age — and provide care for those who are aging — participants discussed existing and emerging programs, products, services …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 7/2/14 Recap: What You Need to Know About Health IT

Get highlights from this week's dynamic discussion on health IT, featuring insights from industry experts. During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 participants discussed the amazing benefits of existing and emerging health tech tools, and learned more about health IT from our top-notch guest experts, Nadine Robin (@HITNadine) and Jamie Martin (@LHCQF1) of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum — a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated …Read more ›

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