Posts in Aging in Place
Assistive Technology: A Tool for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

For the Alzheimer’s caregiver, assistive technology can create a stronger safety net for their loved one, allowing the caregiver to receive alerts when additional support is needed. These alerts can be sent to multiple family members, enabling families to distribute caregiving responsibilities and take better care of themselves and their loved ones.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Remaining in Your Home While Aging

Universal design is a concept quickly becoming embraced among homeowners of varying ages. The idea is to start making simple modifications now to your home, enabling you to remain in your home when your daily lifestyle needs and routines change.

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5 Senior Living Community Trends for 2017

Trend #1: Technology will be key to sustaining independent lifestyles among senior living residents. SimplyHome technology encourages and empowers an independent lifestyle through wireless systems by utilizing sensors. As a family member, you and care staff can receive call, text or email alerts from anywhere when a problem is detected. Family visits and phone calls can focus on what matters most -- quality time.

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Home for the Holidays: Top 8 Signs An Older Loved One Needs More Support

The holidays are a great time to simply observe the aging process of your loved ones and to anticipate the process of planning for the future. Depending on what you observe, you can lay the foundations for future conversations about life changes, whether that means making plans to age in place, move closer to loved ones, or find a more supported living setting.

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FAQ: SimplyHome Personal Emergency Response System

The SimplyHome Personal Emergency Response System uses a phone line or cellular connection to activate a notification to our trained responder call center, should you have a need. When assistance is needed, the panic button or base unit button can be pushed to request help. The two-way speaker on the base unit allows for communication with care staff.

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Guest Columnist: New Year’s Resolution - Goals for Aging

It is the time of year to start diets, dust off your sneakers and think about your goals for aging. That is a new one, right? Why not use this season of new beginnings to be proactive about planning for your future? We all age and thankfully we do have the option to make this a smooth process. It is only with thoughtfulness, however, that we can achieve our aging goals.

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Will baby boomers save the world?

The question is, after being the 50- and 60-year beneficiaries of the opportunities and options we inherited, what will we give back to the world? And what will we do with the 20 or 30 extra years that no previous generation has had?

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Alzheimer's Warning Signs

Causing problems with thinking, memory and behavior, Alzheimer's typically develops slowly and worsens over time. As the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer's is not a normal sign of aging. If you suspect a family member or friend is developing Alzheimer's, take a look at these 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease, put together by the Alzheimer's Association.

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Unconditional Love: Walk to End Alzheimer's

Unconditional love is not easy, but it is infinitely more challenging when dealing with someone with Alzheimer's or another form of Dementia. It's frustrating to not be able to communicate with someone you love so much. It's tiresome to do everything for them without a thank you ever mentioned by the person, especially when they refuse the necessary bath, meal, or whatever it is they are fighting you over today. It's heartbreaking when they don't recognize who you are.

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10 Ways Technology Could Change Aging

Technology is changing everything, including how we will age and the quality of our senior years. Mobile devices, wearable gadgets, and Internet-based technologies will help older adults age in place while monitoring their health and safety. The Huffington Post is celebrating its tenth anniversary by taking a look at the 10 things we expect to see in our technological futures.

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