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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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Ways to increase long-term care satisfaction through technology

Ways to increase long-term care satisfaction through technology

Creating the best support system for seniors is not an easy task. In order to provide a healthy, meaningful life for our elderly citizens, we need to consider the many factors that go into giving suitable assistance. Considering their age, health, interests, social status, and more, we can personalize the ways in which they receive help. Above all, our primary aim should be establishing quality measures in long-term care, or otherwise known as LTC. According to the Population Reference Bureau,…

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Oscar Senior in 2018

Oscar Senior in 2018

So here it is again. A new year, new challenges, and a lot of exciting endeavors ahead of us. I’m really looking forward to 2019 and I believe it will be a breaking year for Oscar Senior. I’d like to take this moment to tell you more about the great accomplishments we have reached in the past year. Exhibiting at CES 2018 We started 2018 big – by exhibiting at the largest consumer electronics show. For the second year in…

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Caregiving from afar: How to help a senior loved one

Caregiving from afar: How to help a senior loved one

Caring for a loved one when there is distance between the two of you can be extremely difficult, both mentally and physically. There may be days where you feel guilty for not being closer, or you might have to travel to ensure they have everything they need. It can be challenging to figure out the best ways to ensure your loved one’s safety and continued happiness, especially if they have health or mobility issues that prevent them from doing all…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Here’s to a new year full of new opportunities and a chance to start afresh! For many of us, the start of a new year is when we make new resolutions. Seniors too, can find that making resolutions for the upcoming year are the best way to setting goals and working towards them. No matter your age, personal development is necessary to living a meaningful life. What’s a better time to start working on yourself than the start of a…

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6 Fun Christmas Activities for Your Senior

6 Fun Christmas Activities for Your Senior

As Christmas Day is approaching, we are all in a hurry buying and wrapping gifts, decorating the house, and planning our holiday meal. Let’s pause for a second and devote a little time to our elderly friends and relatives. Advancing age doesn’t allow them to celebrate Christmas like they have done before. Especially for lonely or ill seniors, Christmas may bring feelings of sadness and solitude. What’s more, it’s also a period of reduced sunshine and cold weather, forcing us…

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How to Help Seniors Avoid Loneliness this Holiday Season

How to Help Seniors Avoid Loneliness this Holiday Season

The holidays should be a joyful time for all of us. However, it is also a time where the elderly, or anyone who is living alone or suffering from an illness, may feel even more lonely than usual. Seniors who live alone may feel isolated from all the festivities and the warmth of a home full of loving family members. Those in a retirement community may miss their own homes. Memories of cheerful Christmases may come up, making the elderly…

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What we’ve learned while creating easy to use apps for seniors

What we’ve learned while creating easy to use apps for seniors

We’ve been in the senior tech market for quite some time now. Now, I’d like to share what we’ve learned and how we’ve modified the app as a result. There is no doubt that the world’s population is aging rapidly. Lack of support may cause elderly people to feel lonely and disconnected, especially when living far away from their loved ones. Our users have confirmed this over and over again. Therefore, our mission to make technology more accessible to seniors…

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Spending Thanksgiving with Your Senior Virtually

Spending Thanksgiving with Your Senior Virtually

Ready for some turkey roast and sweet potatoes? A traditional Thanksgiving get-together means an elaborate dinner table surrounded by a multi-generational family. In 2016, an estimated 20% of Americans lived with multiple generations under one roof according to the Pew Research Center. However, this is starting to become a rarity. Families live far apart. The holidays are spent alone. Especially seniors are affected by this societal change. Those who are aging, or are chronically ill, don’t always have the means…

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Recognizing the Important Role of Caregivers this November

Recognizing the Important Role of Caregivers this November

November is a month dedicated to caregivers. We all know someone who dedicates time and energy to taking care of a loved one, whether they are a friend caring for our grandparent, or even us. Caring for someone is a very special duty that requires patience, love and responsibility. A caregiver is usually very hard to replace because there is a special bond that grows between a senior and their companion. More than 65 million people in the United States…

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