Smart Ride: Go Anywhere with a Phone Call

Smart Ride: Go Anywhere with a Phone Call

Have you found yourself unable to go around now that you can no longer drive? Taxis can be expensive, and public transportation is a hassle. Uber offers an alternative to taxis, with cheap fares and friendly drivers. Many seniors would like to use Uber, but either don’t have a smartphone or are unable to use the app. Smart Ride: Go Anywhere with a Phone Call Smart Ride is a new service that allows you to use Uber without a smartphone. Instead of using the Uber app, with Smart Ride you can order a ride by a phone call. Take advantage of

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Why Senior Citizens Should Own a Pet

Why Senior Citizens Should Own a Pet

Many people own pets, but no population needs one more than senior citizens. Owning a pet has many benefits that can help seniors feel better about their life and improve their health. If you’re considering a pet, read about all of the advantages of one here. The Perks Pets Provide Pets are friends. They are loyal and can gauge how you feel and what you are thinking. They know when you’re sad, happy, and will try to make you feel better. While this may sound like invented benefits from a dog lover, there’s scientific evidence behind it. The American Heart

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What to Expect Owning a Senior Care Franchise

Best Franchises are in Senior Care

So you’ve decided to purchase a senior care franchise. You’ve done research on home care’s upcoming growth boom, have chosen the franchise you want to be a part of, and you’ve committed yourself to staring a new business. What to Expect Owning a Senior Care Franchise Now what? Your first year as a senior care franchise owner promises to be a busy, exciting, and rewarding ride. At Visiting Angels, we’ve guided all of our franchise owners through the same adventure you’re about to take part in. And as the #1 ranked home care franchise in Franchise Business Review’s 2015 franchisee

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Making your Own Decision About End of Life

How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia?

Hope is Not a Plan, But Planning Will Generate Hope It’s here. Some call it the “silver tsunami” while others reference it as “the greying of America”. Nearly half of the “sandwich“ generation have a parent over age 65 and are raising young children or supporting grown children. Making your Own Decision about End of Life Alarmingly, thousands of critically important end-of-life and after death decisions are currently being made without the benefit of advanced planning. While “hope” is not a plan, planning realizes hope. Have you ever considered all the decisions that will need to be made when someone, including

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Importance of Seniors and Social Connections

Importance of Seniors and Social Connections

A social friendship builds inclusion and connection. One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building friendships. It’s a known fact, and the effects of isolation are depression and loneliness. And their harm puts an individual at a higher risk for falls (especially the elderly,) chronic diseases, and even early death. Importance of Seniors and Social Connections One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building friendships. It’s a known fact, and the effects of isolation are depression and loneliness. And their harm puts an individual at a higher risk for falls (especially

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What to Do When Your Aging Loved One Is An Unsafe Driver

I owned and operated a transportation service for seniors in Los Angeles for eight years. One of the biggest challenges the aging population faces is the reality that they may be unsafe drivers. But what do you do if you live in a city like Los Angeles where everyone drives and its tough to get around if you don’t? Or worse, what do you do if your aging parent is in denial about their unsafe driving? I have spoken to hundreds of seniors and eldercare providers on the importance of having the “driving” conversation with aging parents before its too

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Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad – Renters over 60 Grew by 43% in a Decade

The U.S. is slowly becoming an aging country, according to U.S. Census data - more than 22% of today’s population is aged 60 or over. The RENTCafé study shows that the oldest cities in the country are mostly popular retirement spots in Florida, California, or Arizona, and have a median age of over 39.6. When it comes to renting, Austin, TX has the largest share of aging renters over 60 (12%), followed by Phoenix, AZ (17%), which also experienced the highest increase of 60+ renters, of 112%. As expected, the median age among renter households is younger (42) than that

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