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Analysis & Exploration: Caregiving

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to... .........Read more

 

 

In a previous article I did a little research to find the 10 "best selling" books on the topic of Aging Parents (on Amazon). I have now waded through them all, and in this article I summarize my impressions of the different books, in the hope that you can leverage my work so you need only focus... .........Read more

 

 

Over the last 18 months I have talked with literally hundreds of people who have realized they now have an extra "job" that they were not expecting: engaging one way or another in looking out for an aging parent. Many of them wanted a "guide" to Caring for Aging Parents, and asked for... .........Read more

 

 

We have been looking for  good arthritis clothing solutions. These products range from various special shoes for arthritis to a special type of arthritis bra. This article uses videos from around the web to demonstrate some of those solutions, and we... .........Read more

 

 

How caregivers can adapt so seniors can live a true expression of who they really are. .........Read more

 

 

Drug company advertisements often end with the phrase “Ask your Doctor about…” followed by the newest drug being promoted. While surely they mean to ask if the new drug is right for you to start taking, I suggest a different question to ask your Doctor:... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Caregiving

Explorer Nicolas speaks about his aging mother in law, who is starting late in life to hoard plastic bags to the degree it is becoming ‘overboard’ in terms of the accumulation. .........Read more
Explorers at Eskaton Village, Carmichael meet an Ohmni Labs robot, and have a variety of initial responses from surprise to nervous laughter. .........Read more
The group registers mixed reactions to the appearance of a mechanical visitor in the form of a mobile robot, operated from a remote location. .........Read more
A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought. .........Read more
Explorer Susan describes the changes she is seeing in the home care business, citing technology in the form of apps being used to replace the human touch. .........Read more
Explorer Bob reports on his talking alarm clock which he uses for medication reminders. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Caregiving (shared by our Explorers)

 
Kindly Care
 
Kindly Care is an online employment and communication service intended to recruit and vet caregivers who then can be selected, and rates negotiated individually. The older adult or designated family member or friend can make care assignments and receive updates via an app.
 
 
Lotsa Helping Hands
 

Lotsa Helping Hands is a care calendar website intended to organize meals and care services for someone in need.

From the website: "With the Help Calendar, you can post requests for support - things like meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, or just stopping by to...

 
 
CareMind App
 
Care|Mind is a smartphone app that is designed to monitor a remote fitbit (and paired device) belonging to a member of the family or a friend.
 
 
Care3, care coordination app
 
Care3 is an iOS app intended to securely inform and include the care team, family, and patient from a single care plan.
 
 
Telecalm, dementia care
 
TeleCalm is a service that seeks to solve the phone-based problems that tend to arise with persons who have diminished cognitive capacity. It blocks calls not from a pre-approved white list of callers.
 
 
Nursing Home Compare
 
Medicare.gov offers consumers a rating service for Nursing Homes that participate in the Medicare program.
 
 
Penrose Senior Check in Services
 
Penrose Senior Care Services offers non-medical staff who have been trained to assess several important aspects of an elder's living situation on behalf of a concerned party who can't do so due to distance or other considerations. The service can be monthly or more often, with a written report of...
 
 
Care Angel
 
Care Angel makes calls to seniors to check on their health and medication.
 
 
Rotoflex rotating bed
 
The Rotoflex bed is designed to take the heavy lifting out of transferring a person into and out of bed.
 

 

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