#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 10/1/14 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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#ElderCareChat 6/18/14 Recap: The Changing Needs of the Sandwich Generation

Review highlights from this week's #ElderCareChat conversation about sandwich generation caregivers and the unique challenges they face.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 59 new and returning participants shared insights about the challenges and rewards of being a sandwich generation caregiver, along with solutions for the current care crisis. Our conversation hit #trending status due to the overwhelming number of tweets generated during our hour-long forum. Clearly, …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 6/4/14 Recap: Ensuring the Physical Health of Those with Dementia

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 36 new and returning participants shared tips and insights about staying healthy through the difficult changes and stages of dementia.

We were pleased to have a guest tweeter join us to offer his expertise on the subject: John W. Daly, MD, of Silverado Care, a progressive memory care provider with locations in Arizona, Texas, California, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Illinois …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 5/21/14 Recap: Solutions for the Eldercare Shortage

Review highlights from this week's conversation on solutions for the eldercare shortage.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 50 new and returning participants shared solutions for the eldercare workforce shortage.

As the number of those needing care continues to rise, so also does the need for trained, caring professionals and committed family members to provide services. Several discussion threads explored ideas for attracting more workers to …Read more ›

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