#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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Yes, Seniors Are on Facebook

Though the highest majority of social media users fall in the 18-29 range, 43% of Americans over 65 (up from 26% just three years ago) now use at least one social networking site, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

From Google ...

 
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Bringing the Family to Assisted Living

After an assisted living move, there is no reason to stop communication with family or friends. Maybe there have been losses (of a spouse/partner or physical/ cognitive ability, for example) that prompted the move, but it’s important -- ...

 
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Seniors Getting Digital (and Loving It)

“Did I get him? Did I get him?” That’s what an 84-year-old grandfather keeps asking his grandson during an intense round of Halo, the wildly popular video game that steals many a young person’s non-working, non-sleeping hours. This ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 1/2/13: Innovative Programs for Caregivers & Seniors

This Wednesday, 37 dynamic participants gathered on Twitter for the first bi-monthly #ElderCareChat of 2013. The topic on the table: innovative programs for caregivers and seniors, a subject that was suggested in last November’s future topic ideas chat.

Our conversation included ...

 
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Visiting in Alzheimer’s Care? Bring Your iPad

Better yet, buy an iPad or tablet for your friend or relative, because according to this blog post from A Place for Mom, there are 9 good reasons to do so.

Visiting someone in an Alzheimer’s care community can be ...

 
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Long-Distance Caregiving 101: Choosing Care

Thanks to advances in technology, a long-distance caregiver can be more involved in making a decision about care with, or for, an aging family member.

Skype, FaceTime, iPads and tablets, smart phones and iPhones, webcams, the internet: all of these ...

 
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Technology Trend Watch: An Exclusive Interview with GE’s Bronwyn Medley

Technology seems to be one of the hottest topic across elder care blogs these days. Our very own #ElderCareChat on the subject hit the Twitter trending list a few weeks back (review the recap here), and ever since, it seems ...

 
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Caregiving 2.0: How Technology Makes Long Distance Caregiving Easier

Today's guest post is by Melody Wilding, a licensed medical social worker (LMSW) and Community Manager for eCaring.com.

It’s 11 a.m. Two meetings down: what’s next? Maybe check emails or tackle the pile of papers growing on ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 7/18/12 Recap: Technology & Caregiving

This week’s #ElderCareChat was a big one: after a short break (the July 4th holiday fell on our regularly scheduled 1st Wednesday chat), 59 participants were back in full force to talk about technology, and the volume of tweets pushed ...

 
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