Senior Living & Technology

Senior Living & Technology

New Tech Devices for Seniors

As the population in the United States continues to gray, the technology industry is waking up to the needs of seniors. If you aren’t familiar with some emerging technologies to help them age at home, here’s an overview of some that are garnering the most attention.

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Tech Products to Help Manage Medications

Staying on track with your medication schedule can be tough to do, especially if you are an older adult who takes several different medicines. Are you or a senior loved one struggling to manage medications? Here are a few suggestions to help you stay safely on track.

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Raised Bed and Container Garden Tips for Seniors

While gardening can become a little more challenging with age, there are lots of ways to safely enjoy this favorite pastime. From growing vegetables in raised beds to planting a container herb garden, here are a few ideas to try this summer.

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Independent Verses Assisted Living

If you or an older family member are considering moving to a senior living community, you may be wondering what type of care is best. People often find it confusing to understand how independent living differs from assisted living. It’s an important distinction that we define for you here.

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Stay Safe on Social Media

Seniors are often the victims of Facebook hacks, for reasons ranging from choosing weak passwords to accepting friend requests from scammers. What are older adults doing that’s putting them at increased risk? We cite a few of the common causes and offer advice on how to stay safe online.

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How to Stay Safe on Wi-Fi Hotspots

So, you’re waiting for a friend at your local coffee shop and there is some time to kill. That “Free Wi-Fi” sign near the half-and-half looks tempting, but you hesitate before logging in. Is it safe? Are hackers skulking around waiting for unsuspecting coffee drinkers like you to open the floodgates to your personal information?

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Prevent Identity Theft During Tax Season

Tax season is a time when identity theft typically peaks, and older adults are at higher risk than younger ones. In 2016, 13% of seniors were victims of identity theft. For 29% of them, their personal identity was used to commit tax fraud. We offer tips to protect yourself year-round.

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Transportation Options for Seniors

Driving represents freedom and independence, not only for teenagers but for older adults as well. So when it’s determined that an elderly loved one is no longer a safe driver, having a list of transportation options available can make it easier to hang up the car keys for good.

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Digitize and Archive Your Photos

Most older adults have shoeboxes, frames, and dusty photo albums bursting with a lifetime or more of precious memories. Like memories, each of those photos fade with age. By digitizing them, those historical photos can be saved and shared with family and friends for years to come.

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8 Tips for Cutting Home Energy Costs

Many of us don’t realize just how much energy we waste at home. But the expenses can quickly add up and can take a big bite out of your retirement budget. With National Cut Your Energy Costs Day coming up on January 10th, we offer eight tips to help lower your energy costs this year.

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Online Safety for Holiday Shopping

The benefits of online shopping provide consumers with the opportunity to shop in their pajamas, avoiding traffic and saving time (and frustration) battling the crowds. But with convenience comes an increase in the risk for fraud. We offer tips to keep you safe and secure this holiday.

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November Is Caregiver Appreciation Month

Caregivers are the unsung heroes of today and support our loved ones — but even the most loving and patient caregivers will become tired and suffer burnout because of stress and overwork. November’s Caregiver Appreciation Month aims to raise awareness and ease caregiver’s burdens.

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