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Staying Safe At Home or In Assisted Living

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many feel it’s just not safe to go anywhere anymore...which makes today’s 1pm ET Twitter forum a timely one. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many are wrestling with the feeling that it’s just not safe to go anywhere anymore…which makes today’s Twitter forum a timely one. At 1pm ET, …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 3/20/13 Recap: Stigmas, Stereotypes and Language

Read this post for a summary of the #ElderCareChat conversation on stigmas, stereotypes and language around older adults and aging.During this Wednesday’s live Twitter forum, 57 participants were buzzing about the right and wrong ways to reference older adults and aging.

One of my top peeves is when speakers, journalists and others refer to an Alzheimer’s patient instead of a person with Alzheimer’s, or individual …Read more ›

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How to… Know When It’s Time to Start Seeking Home Care

Check out our timing tips and where-to-start resources for making a decision about home care. You’re concerned for a senior loved one who lives at home alone or with a spouse/partner (for whom you may also be concerned). Maybe you’re providing care for a few hours a day or a few hours a week. Maybe you’re checking in …Read more ›

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Advocating for a Senior Loved One’s Care

Advocating for quality care often falls to the primary caregiver. But what does that really mean? And how does one advocate effectively? Find out here. When an aging parent or other senior loved one is in the hospital, at the doctor’s office, in assisted living, or receiving services at home, the responsibility of advocating for quality care often falls on the primary caregiver. But …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 10/17/12 Recap: Emergency Preparedness

It doesn’t matter if we live in the midwest’s tornado alley, or along the California fault line, or in the eye of Florida’s tropical storms and hurricanes.

The earthquake in New York City a few months ago proved the point: we all need to be prepared for emergencies, natural disasters, and unexpected events beyond our control. We also need to be prepared for the end …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat Recap 3/21/12: Travel tips for caregivers

Spring and summer are generally the heaviest travel months, but being a caregiver can certainly put a strain on the usual plans. As the conversation often circled back to the importance of planning ahead, there is no time like the present to start preparing for a summer getaway. (And plan a getaway you should, even if you’re a caregiver. It’s good for everyone to …Read more ›

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SENIOR POPULATION SET TO TRIPLE BY 2050

via AP

The effect of the baby boomers will soon see its full impact on the world’s population dynamics. As the oldest baby boomers are passing 65 these next few years, we see more and more seniors every day. In 20 years, 1 in 5 Americans will be senior citizens. Other countries have already hit the 20% mark: Germany, Italy, Japan, and Monaco have a huge population of seniors.

According to the US Census Bureau, the …Read more ›

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