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The Best Gadgets For Independent Living

If you constantly worry about your mom or dad who lives alone, it's normal. Many senior caregivers and adult children have concerns about their parents living on their own after a certain age. Whether your live locally or far away, these thoughts can be stressful. Luckily, there are a lot of high-tech gadgets that can do the job for you. Think about trying out one - or all - of these gadgets in your parent's home.

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Don’t Forget About The Fun Stuff In Senior Living!

As a Senior Resource Counselor for Sunrise Senior Living, I help individuals understand what Sunrise has to offer. To better assist them, I ask them to tell me about their loved one. Often they share with me what their physical care needs are. Indeed, Sunrise Senior Living does provide the physical assistance needed by our residents, but that is only half of the picture.

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Tips for Transitioning to Senior Living

Many find the process of moving to be a daunting task. Even more so, the transition to senior living can bring additional emotion and stress. Although your loved one may have moved many times in their life, this move is an entirely different experience. The thought of moving a lifetime of memories from a large home to a small apartment style suite can be overwhelming. But a move to senior living involves much more than coordinating the logistics of the move, it can be an emotionally trying time for your family. To cope with the stress involved in the move, remind yourself that eventually this journey you’re embarking on will lead to an improved quality of life for your loved one. The benefits your family and loved one will experience will reassure you that you are making the right decision.

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Maintaining Your Health As A Caregiver

As the number of adults aged 65 or older continues to grow in the U.S., so do the number of caregivers. The most recent statistics from the National Alliance for Caregiving explained that in 2012 over 65.7 million adults provided support for someone who is aging, ill or disabled. With numbers this high, it's important that the large population of caregivers is taking steps to ensure that they remain healthy.

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5 Beneficial Gadgets For Caregivers

As a senior caregiver, you constantly have a lot to do and may feel overwhelmed sometimes. Between balancing the needs of your own family with those of a senior loved one, things can get difficult at times. Luckily, there are lot of high-tech gadgets designed specifically for caregivers to make their role a little easier and less stressful. If you're a senior caregiver, look into these devices to see which ones are right for you.

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Give Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s A Chance To Thrive

I live in a high rise building downtown and when I feel motivated, I make my way to the 9th floor. On the ninth floor lies a beautiful outdoor pool, sauna, grill…and yes, the gym. There’s always some kind of excitement happening on the ninth floor, but one day, a few months ago, it was eerily quiet.

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Suggestions For Caregivers Supporting Someone With Alzheimer's

As a significant number of adults in the U.S. enter into old age, the need for caregivers at assisted living facilities and at home has grown significantly. According to the report "Caregiving in America" from the Caregivers Library, approximately 1.4 million seniors over the age of 65 live at nursing homes and even more live at home, many of whom rely on caregivers for support. Alzheimer's disease affects millions of these seniors, making it crucial that caregivers are familiar with how to support someone experiencing the condition. 

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White House Aging Conference Gives Seniors Hope

On July 13, The White House held the White House Conference on Aging, an event that is hosted just once each decade. The results and initiatives of each conference often determine senior care for the next 10 years. While every event involves lots of discussion on current health care issues and a few resolutions for these problems, this year's conference truly highlighted questions that have been troubling seniors and their families for years, the Senior Housing Forum noted.

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