Safety, Health, Finances (p2):

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

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety, Health, Finances

Fall proofing ME: What Can I Do?

The media is awash with stories about older adults falling and hurting themselves, and these reports usually mention that one in three of those over 65 will fall each year. This article is about what you can do to make falls less likely.

 

 

Am I at Risk for Falls?

How do I determine my personal degree of "risk for falls"? Should I worry about falls at all? Do I need to use a cane or a walker? How would I know? We all face these questions as we age.

 

 

Lighted Magnifier: Read menus in dim light

Reading under poor lighting conditions is a common problem, not only for reading menus, but also for reading in bed, or seeing small type in a poorly lit space. What is needed is some type of lighted magnifier. There are four categories of solutions for this common problem. The pro’s and con’s of each solution are detailed below, as well as in the individual product listings we link to.

 

 

Inventor Road Trip

Earlier this month we invited the inventor of a new type of walker to come along to one of the Longevity Collective circle meetings and show the older adults members of our circle the prototype of her invention and get their feedback. It was pretty interesting. This article is about the experience.

 

 

My Plan to Avoid the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss

My mother has severe short term memory loss. As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits me in the future.

While I cannot prevent short term memory loss, I do believe that I can mitigate the confusion and anxiety that comes with not being able to mentally track my daily activities. My solution is a simple technological memory prosthesis – a “wearable” calendar. This article describes my idea and how I am implementing it.

 

 

Fall proofing your house: a checklist

For the older adult worried about falls, one of the most important tasks is to "fall-proof" your house. There are numerous services you can retain to help with this. But how do you know they have done the right things? And, if you are the friend or family of an older adult, how can you do a "check" to make sure the house of the person you care for is relatively well "fall-proofed"? Here is a useful checklist developed by the Executive Director of Marin Villages.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety, Health, Finances

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

 

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

K4Connect

 
K4Community Plus
 

K4Connect has created a technology platform (called the K4Community) designed to be a "smart OS for senior living". It includes a variety of smarthome devices and the use of Alexa as a Voice Interface, all connected to an enterprise system that helps a senior living facility "manage" its...

 

Koolertron Video Magnifier

 
 

A video magnifier designed specifically to be used to enlarge things for people with impaired vision.

From the website: "Suitable for : cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, optic atrophy, retinopathy, high myopia, congenital cataract, nystagmus, albinism, elder man...

 

Trelawear: Medical Alert Meets Jewelry

 
Trelawear medical alert
 

Trelawear is launching a new line of jewelry that functions as a medical alert. The idea is to create a medical alert pendant that looks attractive, and not like a medical alert at all.

 

The US Advance Care Plan Registry

 
US Living Will Registry
 

The US Living Will Registry/Advance Care Plan Registry is a service accessed by a mobile app or online which is designed to store or to otherwise locate advance health directives for use by the user or by health care providers anywhere.

 

ActiveCare Bed

 
 

The ActiveCare Bed by Med-Mizer is designed to allow a limited mobility person to safely get into and out of bed, and to protect the caregiver from injury as well.

 

Pria: Home Care Companion

 
Pillo Robot
 

Pria is a voice activated robot intended to manage medications as well as provide health and wellness information via the Internet and an app.
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Sereonic TV Soundbox

 
 

Speaker that can play the sound from a TV, and be positioned right by a person who needs it to be louder, with independent volume control.

 

Five Wishes

 
Five Wishes
 

Five wishes is an online service that enables you to create an advance directive. 

 

CallToU Caregiver Call Button

 
 

CallToU is a wireless call system intended for indoor use to alert the intended helper that assistance is needed by the user.

 

 

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