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Analysis & Exploration: Caregiving

Care Managers: What, Why, For Whom?

We have found that Care Managers can be exceptionally helpful when a sudden need to become an expert on helping aging parents is thrust upon family members. Yet many of the older adults and their families with whom we talk are unaware that this profession even exists. As part of our series on "getting expert help", we asked Kira Reginato to write this article about what Care Managers do, why you might want one, and how to find a good one.

 

 

Don't Fence Me In: See the Real Me

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

 

 

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: “Of all the drugs prescribed for me, which one is most important for me to take correctly?”

 

 

So You Want to Build a Pill Dispenser? Focus on Filling!

Do you have an idea for a pill dispensing product? Good for you. You’ve seen the problem and complexity of multiple medication and you have an idea to make it better. I commend you.

At NightingaleRx we’ve learned a few things from evaluating other pill dispensers and studying the medication management landscape. Here are a few things to keep in mind that may assist in your endeavors:

 

 

First Freedom Wear Meetup held in New York City

We held our first Freedom Wear Meetup in New York City on June 25th. We had a lively discussion sharing our backgrounds, experiences and visions, and touched on a number of opportunity areas that might warrant further discussion and exploration.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Caregiving

Idea / Challenge

Hi there! I want to start off by saying that if it wasn't for this community and the instructions on how to use the Amazon Echo and set up the device for a person without a smartphone, my family and I wouldn't have been able to interact with my father this past year while he was in skilled care... ....... Read more

Dementia and Cognition: Tech Solutions

The Saratoga group is asked to tell about cognition challenges of aging they have observed that need fixing and to suggest some possible solutions. .........Read more

Hero At Explorer Circle SF

San Francisco Explorers learn about an automatic pill dispenser which was recently included in a Tech-enhanced Life feature article on the topic. .........Read more

Staying in Touch: Parents in Lockdown

It's a pretty common scenario at present. Your elderly parent, who lives at home — or in a nice senior living facility — is under "lockdown" for the foreseeable future. You can't visit. They are not super tech-savvy and don't regularly use Facetime, or Skype, or Zoom. And you are wondering what... ....... Read more

How to Maintain or Renew Purpose in Life

The Explorers at SRC take turns discussing the topic of how or why to maintain or renew one's sense of purpose in life when aging. .........Read more

 

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

CareRinger

CareRinger

CareRinger is an automated service designed to enable seniors living independently to maintain communications with their family and friends.

Papa: Family on Demand

Papa: Family on Demand

Papa is an on-demand assistance service and app designed to help people and their family members stay independent while living at home.

Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

Tochie is an in-home reminder device, made by Tochtech.

A Dignified Life

A Dignified Life is a book intended to offer a successful approach to caring for persons with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

iGPS Phoenix Watch

iGPS Phoenix Watch

The iGPS Phoenix Watch is intended to be worn by older adults or children and - when paired with the app - to keep track of their movements, signal departure from a designated location, and provide cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections where available.

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WellBe Medical Alert Plus

WellBe Medical Alert Plus

WellBe Medical Alert PLUS combines a medical alert smart watch, and (optionally) a virtual healthcare assistant, which comes in a smart speaker.

BoundaryCare

BoundaryCare

BoundaryCare is an iOS app intended to keep track of an Apple watch wearer's whereabouts and to display movement and location information on one or more iPhones using the app.

HomeEXCEPT

HomeEXCEPT

HomeExcept is a Canadian company producing non-intrusive monitoring solutions intended to measure mobility, medication, assists, and toileting without the use of cameras or microphones.

Dementia Tracker GPS Watch by TechSilver

Dementia Tracker GPS Watch by TechSilver

The TechSilver Dementia Tracker GPS watch is intended to provide cell phone features indoors and outdoors and an adjustable GPS 'safe zone' wander alert. .

 

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