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Assistive Technology for Seniors

Assistive technology can improve a senior’s ability to adapt to new challenges and environments. There are assistive technologies that are designed for a variety of people at different life stages and unique circumstances and can increase their quality of life. Assistive technology is a diverse category that includes items and systems that support health, safety and fulfillment for diverse situations. Within this category, there are options available to suit each person’s specific needs in a way that fosters independence, autonomy and accessibility. Assistive Technology for Homes of Seniors  Video options...

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Good Places for Seniors to Meet and Make New Friends

As people grow older, sometimes they lose friends. Whether their friends and them grow apart, of their friends grow old and pass away, some seniors find themselves becoming very lonely. Loneliness is not healthy for anyone, but it can be especially harmful for seniors. If your elderly loved one does not seem to have many friends and does not know what to do about it, then you can help them by suggesting a few of the places below. All of these places are great places that seniors can go in...

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Seniors

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Whether you wish to celebrate your love with your spouse, your children, or your elderly loved ones, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for this. Love is a beautiful human emotion that allows people to make connections with one another and draw support from each other. By giving your loved ones Valentine’s Day presents, you can show them how much you care about them and how much you love them. But, you may be at a loss for what to buy your...

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Types of Mechanical Lifts for Homes

Unfortunately, one of the many consequences of growing older is the fact that many seniors lose their mobility. While they may not end up completely in a wheelchair, or bed-bound, many seniors do struggle with walking and getting up and down stairs properly. To combat these mobility issues, mechanical lifts can be installed in homes in order to make uninhabitable areas of their homes more habitable and cozy. With mechanical lifts, seniors can regain fulsome of their mobility and improve their quality of life. If your loved one is having...

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How to Protect an Elderly Loved One from Identity Theft

Anyone can become the victim of an identity theft crisis, but many seniors are at a higher risk of identity theft than the general population. Many seniors are vulnerable to identity theft or scams due to their trusting nature and their confusion about modern day technology. When seniors do get their identities stolen, they may find it difficult to recover from the crisis and need help from their families to understand the entire crisis. Identity theft occurs when a thief steals a senior’s social security number, bank account numbers and...

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How to Help an Elderly Loved One Downsize

Downsizing is never fun, and helping your elderly loved one downsize may even become more stressful than downsizing yourself. If your elderly loved one is looking to downsize in order to save money, save energy, or simply to declutter then they will probably need your help. Talking about downsizing and actually downsizing are two totally different situations. If your loved one has spoken about downsizing for years but has not done much to back up their words, then here are a few tips to help them declutter their homes and...

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Common Health Scams Targeting Seniors

It seems like everywhere you look there is a new scam that could target seniors. Most of the scams that affect seniors in today’s society deal with health problems. Magazines, television ads, and newspaper ads all tout miracle drugs that claim to do everything from cure arthritis to cancer. “Smart Drugs” are advertised across every media outlet that claim to cure painful ailments and keep people healthy. These drugs are unregulated, and could actually cause more harm than good. Health scams and the marketing of unproven cures have been around...

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Choosing the Right Hearing Aids

One of the pitfalls of aging is losing part of your hearing. While losing all or part of your hearing may be a difficult adjustment, it is not the end of the world. In today’s technologically advanced society, you have a lot of options. Today’s scientific advances have produced hearing aids that are discrete and that allow you to regain your hearing to an almost perfect level. If you or one of your loved ones has suffered from partial hearing loss, then keep reading to learn about the types of...

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Medical Alert Systems for the Elderly

Medical identification jewelry and tags are essential for elderly people who live alone. In today’s high tech, connected world, it is vital that elderly people who live alone will also have a connection to the outside world. Medical alert and identification systems allow seniors to be instantly connected with emergency services if something bad occurs. Medical identification jewelry and tags are designed to be worn all of the time just in case an emergency happens and the senior cannot reach the phone. When they were first brought onto the market,...

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Mobility Aids for Seniors (Part 2)

Elevated toilet seats Many elders cannot lower themselves carefully onto a toilet seat. Elevated toilet seats can allow seniors or disabled people to sit comfortably and safely. They can either be a plastic attachment that is shaped like an exceptionally thick version of a standard toilet seat, or a framework that has a seat that encloses the toilet and provides handles, as well. They are elevated about three inches more than regular toilet seats. Handles for automobiles Seniors sometimes have trouble getting in and out of cars because of limited...

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