millenial caregivers

“Blaze a Trail” for Millenials and their Predecessors

For the last 53 years, May has been recognized as Older Americans Month. With 10,000 people turning over 65 every day, we all have someone in our lives that we should celebrate during this time. That doesn’t mean the rest of the year you’re off-the-hook, but it’s a good way to remember to check in …

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Aging in America 2016 Conference Blog #2

The Boomer Business Summit was a day long conference held within the AiA16 event in Washington DC in March. From a prominent panel, we learned several fascinating and thought-provoking points about who we are and what is important to us in the different age cohorts. Here are a few of the points which, as we …

Look With My Eyes – 4 Ways to Help an Elderly Family Member

As we have a chance to visit family and friends throughout the holiday season, I would ask each of you to look with my eyes; look for the opportunities to create a safer home environment. Look for tripping hazards Light bulbs that need replacing, a dark walkway that could use some solar lights A smoke …

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Nurse creates Smart Care apartment to help seniors

“Aging in place” has been on Carolyn Cason’s mind for at least 15 years. Before retiring this year, Cason, MSN, PhD, RN, was a professor and associate dean for research in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at University of Texas Arlington. Now she and associate professor Kathryn Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, AGSF, …

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Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team and technology

Finding ways to help older adults “age in place” has been a focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Now, a new study shows their work at TigerPlace, an independent living community that uses sensor technology and onsite care coordination to maintain residents’ health, is successful. Researchers found TigerPlace …

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

5 Home Preparation Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and here in San Diego county, the statistics are as staggering as are the national statistics. There are 60,000 people living with Alzheimer’s with care-giving support of 150,000 people locally. The number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to go to 100,000 by 2030. So we can expect the care-giving …

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Caregivers of Veterans Benefit from Purple Heart Homes Aging In Place Program

November is National Caregivers month and Purple Heart Homes adaptations made to Veterans’ homes helps make life easier for caregivers by creating safer barrier free environments both inside and out. According to a March, 2014 Rand study entitled ‘Hidden Heroes:  America’s Military Caregivers’, there are 5.5 million caregivers across the US.  Of that, 1.1 million …

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What to do: Remodel or Move?

Neil Shapiro considers himself “within shouting distance” of retirement. He and his wife could have sold their home near Chicago and bought a condo in the Sun Belt, long a lure for American retirees. Instead, the couple bought another single-family home — in Boise, Idaho. “We wanted to come to a place where we want …