Find Senior Care on Limited Budget

Recently, a reader asked, "If you can't afford to live in a senior care facility, or have family to take care of you what other options does a person have when they can't take care of yourself?" For many seniors, they survive on Social Security from month to month. The retirement years is challenging and enjoying the golden years and living comfortably is only a dream. And once they retire, they struggle. They are in survival mode. Others, like the 10,000 Americans who turn 65 every day, are just now facing the reality. When seeking care on the limited income

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Top Reasons Why Seniors Need A Medical Alert System

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Medical alert systems allow seniors to summon help, literally at the press of a button.  This means that they are even easier to use than phones and also easier to carry.  There are many reasons why seniors benefit from them.  Most of these reasons hinge on three key points. The elderly are at higher risk of medical emergencies As the body ages, it slows down.  Even the fittest seniors do not have the same reflexes as younger people.  It becomes more fragile.  In particular, bones become easily damaged.  The immune system becomes less robust so even minor ailments like colds

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Basics of Computer Literacy for Seniors

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We are in the age of computers or information that is brought about by the Digital Revolution. The introduction of computers has made life easier for many people, although they have also rendered many people jobless. These days, if you know how to use a computer, you don’t have to worry when looking for the direction to a restaurant or important information on the internet. You can ask Google everything you want and the giant won’t charge you anything for availing the information for you. A study by Microsoft suggests that the average employee uses a computer at least 7

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5 Mobile Apps for Seniors to Make Life Easier

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There is no denying that we cannot live without technology. And even though the seniors aren’t so easy to change with times, a study by the Pew Research Center has shown that 67% of older people above 65 years are already using the internet. The same study suggests that 42% of seniors own smartphones. To make life easier for seniors, developers are working around the clock to create mobile apps that help this older generation undertake their daily activities effortlessly. So currently, there are tens of thousands of mobile apps for seniors out there.  This makes it more difficult to

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How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone    

How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone

The concept of growing older without household support can be a shocking wake up call. That’s what happened to me after providing home care help for my older parents. The needs they had were extremely challenging for my sister and I, and when they died, it forced me to question, who will do all that for me?  You see, I’m single, and have no children.  How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone  The care I provided for mom and dad included daily living tasks like house cleaning, cooking, shopping, transportation to medical appointments and treatments, and even

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Making Friends Later in Life

Having friends makes life a lot more fun, enjoyable, and easier to deal with challenges. But as one grows older, research shows it's harder to hang on to established connections and companions because we retire and leave the workforce. And a big part of our relationships develops with people on the job. Making Friends Later in Life When retired, seniors enjoy their free time and travel more, taking time away from developing new relationships. Some seniors move to another city, perhaps be closer to their children and grandchildren. When doing so, the move puts an end to establish long-term friendships and

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Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

With increasing age, it’s important to stay aware and engage in safe driving tips for seniors. This is true if you are approaching in your senior years or if you are caring for an older adult. Many people are reluctant to give up driving, which makes sense since driving can be a signifier of independence. If that is true for you or someone you love, know that you can identify strategies to help you or your loved. Then, it is possible to stay on the road, safely, for longer. Plan Ahead Just as with other changes in life, a little

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