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Medical Alert Systems: Help!
We kept getting asked "which medical alert system is best?"; and "how do I choose the right medical alert system for me?". This independent, objective, hands-on research tries to answer those questions. If you are looking for a medical alert system, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you. .........Read more
Caring from Afar: Guide to Home Sensor Systems
Read our report on this new category of products, designed to help seniors stay at home longer, and to help their families worry about them less. There are important lessons to be learned about which ones work, and for which types of circumstance they are optimal. .........Read more
Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences
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
Caring for & Dealing with Elderly Parents: The Books
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
Best Books on Aging Parents
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
Arthritis Sufferers: Struggling with dressing / undressing?
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
A Conversation You Haven't Had with Your Doctor...But Should
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
Hoarding Behaviors Described and Discussed
Robot Helpers Now and in the Future
We had an intense discussion about the use of robots as helpers, starting with some people’s experience with single function versions of this newly emerging technology such as fetching and carrying, cleaning, putting things away for later retrieval, walking with you etc. Safety concern that such... .........Read more
Tech to help stay at home as cognition declines
How can seniors be better served by technology? Technology can help with keeping a calendar and reminders of appointments or medication times.
And what about that senior with memory issues who wanders off from time to time? How can technology help her?
There are human implantable... .........Read more
OhmniLabs Robot: SF Village Explorer Impressions
Neglected in the Corner: I Don't Want That to be Me
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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 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...
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...
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