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#ElderCareChat 8/5/15 Recap: Social Isolation Among Seniors and Caregivers

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are you legally responsible for your parents' careDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 tweeps discussed the causes and dangers of social isolation among seniors and caregivers, along with prevention and intervention strategies.  (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 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 10/2/13 Recap: The Emotional Aspects of Aging and Caregiving

Get highlights from this week's top trending discussion about the emotional aspects of aging and caregiving.This week, a record-shattering 134 chat participants saturated the Twitter feed with thought-provoking and intense comments, questions and ideas about emotional health, particularly among caregivers and seniors. And, based on this phenomenal amount of participants and activity (714 tweets total through the hour), we …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/18/13 Recap: Innovative Lifelong Learning Programs

Review highlights of this week's conversation about lifelong learning programs.This week, 34 chat participants filled the Twitter feed with fresh ideas, savvy solutions, keen suggestions and thoughtful perspectives on lifelong learning programs for older adults.

The live forum kicked off with a mention of our July 2012 post, What the Sandwich Generation Wants in Senior Housing, which revealed that retired boomers desire “to …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/4/13 Recap: Managing Resistance to Care & Help

Get discussion highlights from this week's live Twitter forum about managing resistance to care and help.This week, 33 chat participants shared their own personal and professional experiences with managing resistance to care and help, both from the caregiver’s point of view to that of the person needing care or help. From fear and shame, to stubbornness and pride, to generational attitudes and cultural differences, …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 8/21/13 Recap: All About Home Care

Get highlights from Wednesday's conversation about home care in this recap post.On Wednesday, 39 participants engaged in a dynamic conversation about home care, an elder option that is constantly evolving, flexible, diverse, and like assisted living, often misunderstood.

We were pleased to welcome several new attendees to our live #ElderCareChat forum this week, along with our regulars, many of whom have been active members since …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 8/7/13 Recap: Words of Wisdom About Growing Older & Caregiving

Review a summary and highlights from this week's discussion about the lessons learned from caregiving and the wisdom of older adults.On Wednesday, 43 participants filled the #ElderCareChat tweet stream with wisdom and advice about life and caregiving, 140 characters at a time. Our live Twitter forum covered both the lessons we’ve learned through caregiving and the wise words we’ve heard from grandparents, parents, and …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 7/17/13 Recap: All About Assisted Living

Get the highlights of this week's dynamic #ElderCareChat discussion on assisted living in this recap post. This Wednesday, a record 106 participants joined our live Twitter forum to discuss assisted living, a care category that is still fairly new to the industry and as a result is often surrounded by confusion, both among professionals and the general public. Part …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 7/3/13 Recap: New Research About Caregivers

The Pew Research Center recently released new data on caregivers. In this week's #ElderCareChat conversation, we discussed several findings. Read on for more.This Wednesday, 37 participants at our live Twitter forum discussed recently released findings about caregivers from the Pew Research Center. Much of the data was focused on the use of technology to aid in the caregiving experience, or how caregivers are “wired” …Read more ›

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