#ElderCareChat 7/2/14 Recap: What You Need to Know About Health IT

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 participants discussed the amazing benefits of existing and emerging health tech tools, and learned more about health IT from our top-notch guest experts, Nadine Robin (@HITNadine) and Jamie Martin (@LHCQF1) of the Louisiana Health Care ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 6/18/14 Recap: The Changing Needs of the Sandwich Generation

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 59 new and returning participants shared insights about the challenges and rewards of being a sandwich generation caregiver, along with solutions for the current care crisis. Our conversation hit #trending status due to the overwhelming number ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 6/4/14 Recap: Ensuring the Physical Health of Those with Dementia

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 36 new and returning participants shared tips and insights about staying healthy through the difficult changes and stages of dementia.

We were pleased to have a guest tweeter join us to offer his expertise on the ...

 
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#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 5/7/14 Recap: International Perspectives on Elder Care

During Wednesday’s live discussion (which trended on Twitter!), 45 new and returning participants dialogued about international perspectives on elder care. We were pleased to have attendees from the UK and Canada to share some local and regional insights on unique ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 4/16/14 Recap: Substance Abuse Among Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 38 new and returning participants dialogued about substance abuse issues among seniors and caregivers. Joining the conversation to add her expert insights was featured guest Dr. Goldina Erowele (@carenovatemag). Goldie is a clinical pharmacist with geriatrics ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 3/5/14 Recap: Pet Therapy for Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 49 new and returning participants enjoyed an #ElderCareChat conversation on the benefits of pet therapy for seniors and caregivers. After recently tackling such difficult though necessary subjects as end of life care and the challenges facing ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 2/19/14 Recap: Supporting Family Caregivers and Carees at End of Life

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 participants — again, we were happy to welcome several new tweeps to the conversation — took an unflinching look at an issue many would prefer to sweep under the rug, talk about privately, or discuss only when ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 2/5/14 Recap: Children as Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 participants — many of them new — engaged in a vibrant conversation on a topic of growing importance: youth caregivers. An estimated 1.4 million children and teens in the US are currently providing care for a family member, and as the number of those needing care continues to rise, the numbers of child caregivers will too.

Caregiving isn’t an easy role at any age, but there are ...

 
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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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