#ElderCareChat 12/4/13 Recap: How Do We Train to Care?

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 46 participants discussed strategies and ideas for training the current and next generation of caregivers, both paid and unpaid. While training isn't the only answer to better care, it is certainly beneficial even to the most ...

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#ElderCareChat 11/20/13 Recap: Managing Holiday Stress

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 42 attendees talked about holiday stresses that particularly affect older adults and their caregivers, along with strategies for successful stress management and a happier holiday season. We also shared our own personal stressors and favorite holiday ...

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#ElderCareChat 11/6/13 Recap: 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 ...

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#ElderCareChat 10/16/13 Recap: You Won the Lottery: What Eldercare Services Will You Start?

This week, 42 chat participants dreamed with us: we won the lottery, and it was time to "spend the dough" on vital eldercare services. During our live discussion, attendees talked about the programs, services, housing options, training courses, support systems, technology, ...

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#ElderCareChat 10/2/13 Recap: 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 ...

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#ElderCareChat 9/18/13 Recap: Innovative 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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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