Safety, Health, Finances (p1):

Staying safe, financially secure, and healthy, relating to better quality life as grow older.

Overcome Today's Challenges. Avoid Tomorrow's.

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety, Health, Finances

"Good" medication management is widely believed to be desirable, by older adults as well as by clinicians. This article is about what factors make medication management systems useful for a given person, and outlines a series of circumstances for which specific features of these products can be... .........Read more

 

 

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

 

 

This article describes the top modifiable Alzheimer's risk factors, and explains what you can do to reduce them. Currently there are no truly effective disease-altering treatments for Alzheimer's, and by 2050 13 million Americans are predicted to have Alzheimer's. The good news is that a number... .........Read more

 

 

Concerned about Falls? This article is designed to help you decide which (if any) is the best Fall Prevention Program for you. And to help you choose between the Fall Prevention programs available in your town, state and country. .........Read more

 

 

We look at different options for the fall prevention exercises component of a fall prevention program, and how to decide which "exercises for seniors" program would work best to reduce your fall risk, in this second part of our work on choosing the right fall... .........Read more

 

 

At a conference organized by San Francisco's Institute on Aging, I ran an interactive "exploration", in which we asked attendees to vote on "Senior Apps they Like", or to submit ideas they have for "There should be an App for that... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety, Health, Finances

The explorers at SF Village talk about fall prevention products they use. There is a long list. Then the discussion shiftss to what, if anything, is wrong with these products. .........Read more
Explorer Geri shares the idea that people who have some type of emergency alert should have a lock box with a house entry door key, so first responders can gain entry in an emergency without kicking in the door. .........Read more

SF Village explorers take on the task of listing challenging topics facing elders in later life. .........Read more

Explorer Jan tells the group that her Book Group at SRC is promoting the idea of residents having their complete medical records on a USB 'flash' drive formatted for that purpose. .........Read more
Explorer Rosalie brings a sample of an item that she highly recommends as an aid for getting into or out of an automobile. .........Read more
Explorer Steve speaks about computer scams, including one brought to his attention by his neighbor who complained that a message would periodically appear on her computer screen telling her that her computer was infected, and to call the number in the message to get help in clearing her computer. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Safety, Health, Finances (shared by our Explorers)

 
Big Keyboard iPad app
 
The BigKeys keyboard app is intended to enlarge the font size to enable users with visual disability or poor vision tend to use a physical keyboard with an iPad, since they may tend not to see (or feel) what they tapped on.
 
 
 Hasbro Joy for All companion pets
 
Hasbro Joy for All companion pets are designed to provide company to persons who may be at risk for loneliness or isolation.
 
 
Closed caption phone displays
 
CapTel offers services and equipment for use by persons with hearing loss.
 
 
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.
 
 
Skylink Door Opener
 
The Skylink DM-100 Swing Door Opener is intended to facilitate opening and closing entry doors as well as interior doors for persons with physical limitations that make doors difficult to open or close.
 
 
Worst Pills, Best Pills
 
Worst Pills, Best Pills is a reference website with commentary on drug interactions or potentially harmful drugs which may be pending removal from the market.
 
 
Conversation Starter Kit
 
The Conversation Project is a website intended to evoke discussion among family or friends to facilitate talking about values and wishes that often go unsaid.
 
 
American Red Cross mobile apps
 
American RedCross mobile apps are available for emergency preparedness, first aid training, and disaster reporting and recovery as well as other important areas of service organized by the Red Cross.
 
 
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...

 

 

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