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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How to spot the warning signs of dementia in your elderly loved ones

How to spot the warning signs of dementia in your elderly loved ones

We all know it. We are all getting old and our parents are no exception. It seems to me that for them, it just feels harder to admit. They still act like they are young, and they’d like to maintain their lifestyle and do what they love. However, their memory and general cognitive abilities start to deteriorate. Our seniors may forget names or miss taking their medication. If you are worried whether what your elderly loved one is experiencing is…

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Introducing Group Chat and Group Calls

Introducing Group Chat and Group Calls

As I mentioned in my previous post, I do believe that this year will be extraordinary for Oscar Senior. I also mentioned that we decided to focus more and more on B2B partnerships, but it does not mean we will stop making our core product awesome. We’re thrilled to launch the most requested feature — the ability to message and video chat in groups. We believe that like that we’re making chat and calls even more fun for you and…

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How to Help Your Elderly Patients Adapt to Healthcare Technology

How to Help Your Elderly Patients Adapt to Healthcare Technology

Technology has taken over many professional and social fields. Its benefits are evident for all to see. For example, new technology can make surgery less invasive and computer systems can change the way in which healthcare professionals monitor their patients. Sadly, it sometimes seems seniors are being left out. This is not to say that old people are not interested in technology. They have just not been told how technology will be useful to them. The stereotype is that seniors…

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How the new Google Play policy is affecting our Oscar Senior Android users

How the new Google Play policy is affecting our Oscar Senior Android users

This article is a reaction to Google´s recently announced update on Google Play Developer policy, essentially changing how permissions related to SMS and Call Logs are handled. Since the very beginning of the Oscar Senior project, our mission was to make smart devices easier to use for seniors and therefore, help them stay in touch with their loved ones easily. We started building an app that first only contained a contact list and certain apps. As our users grew in…

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One Senior’s Journey to Finding their Passion for Technology

One Senior’s Journey to Finding their Passion for Technology

Does grandma find it hard to navigate the Internet? The tech revolution has finally started appealing to the elderly generation. Seniors may be known for being reluctant to use technology. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right resources, even elderly users can find it easy to use the Internet. A new way of communicating Read the story of Stuart, one of our Oscar Senior customers, who was never a big fan of computers. Yet on a…

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5 Key Ways to Caring for Yourself as a caregiver

5 Key Ways to Caring for Yourself as a caregiver

Anyone who has chosen the noble profession of caregiving can attest to the long hours, tiring days but the feeling of deep satisfaction that goes along with caring for others. It’s no easy job. Being available to serve other people requires many special qualities. Caregivers typically take care of the day to day needs of the elderly, ill, or disabled, ranging from minimal help to full-time hygiene and health management. A caregiver can be either a health professional or even…

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