Hot weather is a serious threat to seniors – protect them

Hot weather is a serious threat to seniors – protect them

As we are deep in the summer season in the Northern hemisphere, we’re facing relentlessly hot days. Older people, young children and people with pre-existing medical conditions are most at risk of suffering from heat-related illnesses. Therefore, especially during the summertime and the accompanying heat waves, we must help our seniors manage the heat and sun. Read on to learn more about the possible complications of too much heat in order to recognize them early and take the appropriate measures. …

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Share your vacation with your elderly loved ones

Share your vacation with your elderly loved ones

Summer is upon us and we’re all probably craving some well-deserved relaxation. Lying in a hammock by sandy beach, a hike in the mountains – whatever your chosen vacation, your elderly loved ones may probably not be able to join you. Include them in your experiences. Stay in touch with them during your travels by connecting online. Read on to see how you can share photos quick and easy or video call them. Update your loved ones with photos from…

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How technology is changing caregiving

How technology is changing caregiving

Can you imagine that in 2050, there might not be enough caregivers to take care of our seniors? Our society has changed remarkably in the past decades and consequently, our caregiving resources.  Dramatic population changes are happening As mentioned in our previous article Current trends in caregiving, society and family structures are undergoing dramatic changes. The population is aging while Baby Boomers have fewer children, which means there are less family caregivers for our seniors. According to a study by…

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Case studies on Oscar Senior use in care organizations

Case studies on Oscar Senior use in care organizations

20% of caregivers visits take max 15 minutes and 19% of a homecare workers time is spent travelling. We perceive this as a huge inefficiency in the caregiving space and to tackle this, we partner with care organizations. The Oscar Senior platform for care organizations evolved from the idea of an easy to use app for the elderly, with the goal of simplifying technology so they can stay in touch with their loved ones. Following the demand for an age-specific solution,…

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Video Calling solutions for tech-challenged seniors

Video Calling solutions for tech-challenged seniors

Remember just several years back how futuristic video calls seemed? It’s incredible that over such a short span of time, you can now see your friend in an online video call. What makes it even more incredible is that any one of us can access this reality. Video chat has reached the masses, it can be used by everyone, no matter their age or technical ability. Let’s take a look at a few video calling options you can try with…

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Current trends in caregiving

Current trends in caregiving

Caring for our elderly loved ones has always been an integral part of our human civilization. In most cultures, elders have been regarded as wise, important members of the family unit as well as of society as a whole. Caring for them was expected, yet nowadays, there are many versions of what caring for our elderly loved ones looks like. Society has changed dramatically in the course of the past decades. Globalization, changing family structures, and mobility have all contributed…

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Celebrate Older Americans month by Connecting with Your Senior

Celebrate Older Americans month by Connecting with Your Senior

May is Older Americans Month. It is a special time dedicated to focusing on the elderly in our lives and our communities, to improve their health and wellbeing, and integrate them better into our society. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM provides ideas to help older Americans stay independent as well as various resources to help communities support and celebrate seniors nationwide. According to the World Health Organization, social isolation has been recognized a determinant…

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How to celebrate Mother’s Day while being miles apart

How to celebrate Mother’s Day while being miles apart

Are you celebrating this Mother’s Day from a distance? Is your mom living alone, and far away from your family? Has she recently moved into a senior home? Take a moment to show her your appreciation even if you live miles apart from each other. Make Mother’s Day extra special with our ideas for celebrating this important holiday even at a distance. If you and mom can’t spend Mother’s Day together this year, there’s no need for you to worry….

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The best senior care solutions using technology

The best senior care solutions using technology

It has become evident that technology has a lot of potential with regards to helping our senior community. Senior care agencies have also realized the tremendous opportunities in technology, and therefore, have started to implement particular solutions in their caregiving. Computer technology can be a huge additional support for quality senior caregiving. Tech is an irreplaceable way to monitor seniors, connect with them in order to plan visits appropriately, have a clear overview of senior activity, and any tasks that…

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Parts, Plans and Prescriptions: Learning Your Way Through the Medicare System

Parts, Plans and Prescriptions: Learning Your Way Through the Medicare System

Medicare is a blessing for millions of older Americans, but understanding how to make the system work for you can take time. It’s important, though, because getting the coverage you need means knowing where to start and what’s best for you. Medicare is a fluid system and there are often changes, but the best approach to getting started is to take it a step at a time until you understand the terminology and where to look to ensure your healthcare…

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