#ElderCareChat 5/21/14 Recap: 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 ...

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#ElderCareChat 4/2/14: Legal Issues in Eldercare

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 55 new and returning participants dialogued about legal issues in eldercare. Joining the conversation to add his expert insights was featured guest Howard Krooks of Elder Law Associates PA, Esq., CELA, CAP, and the President of ...

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#ElderCareChat 1/8/14 Recap: Brainstorming Ideas for Future Discussions

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 52 attendees — many of them first-time participants — shared their topic ideas for the 2014 chat lineup, along with recommendations for keeping our forum as a valuable resource for the eldercare community in the US and abroad (again, ...

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#ElderCareChat 12/18/13 Recap: Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Eldercare Trends

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, ...

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New Assisted Living Categories Proposed in Florida

The state of Florida is tackling a very difficult issue in response to the rising number of incidents over the years of physical abuse and neglect occurring in assisted living communities. In a recent article, Alfa.org reports the Florida ...

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#ElderCareChat 9/21/11 Recap: Best Caregiving Tips

This Wednesday, 62 diverse and dynamic eldercare tweeps shared their best and favorite caregiving tips.

Moderated by Denise Brown (@caregiving), the chat produced a total of 667 tweets, with each participant contributing about 11 tweets (thanks to analytics from The Fox Group).

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#ElderCareChat 101: A Resource for Caregivers & Senior Care Professionals

Twitter invites people to “join the conversation” – and at Seniors for Living (@Seniors4Living), we’ve taken that invitation a step further.

This past November, our team joined forces with Denise Brown (@Caregiving) of Caregiving.com to start a new ...

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Top 100 Senior & Boomer Blogs & Websites

Google returns 1,330,000 results when you type in “blogs about seniors” and 3,890,000 for “websites about seniors.” Of course, not all of these results are legitimate, useful, or applicable destinations for those seeking issues of interest about seniors, but even if half ...

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Transitioning Into the Caregiving Role May Lead to Grief

Joe LaGuardia is chaplain for several retirement homes in Atlanta, Georgia, and author of the blog Caregiver Spirituality.

Becoming a caregiver is one of the most difficult transitions in a person's life. Often, caregiving occurs when a spouse, child, or parent requires assistance on a daily basis, be it due to illness or special needs. Many people are not prepared to take on the caregiving role, especially since the role ...

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