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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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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