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Elder Care

Smart devices that assist seniors and people with disabilities

As a spokesperson for COX Homelife I have the chance to check out so many smart devices that provide accessibility and for seniors to remain in their home.

Flu Shots for the Elderly

  An estimated 36,000 people die from the flu or complications of the flu each year, most of these deaths occurring in senior citizens. Because seniors’ immune systems begin to weaken at the age of 65, they are at a much higher risk for contracting the sickness. The CDC estimates that 200,000 people a year […]

Older Drivers – When to Give Up the Car Keys (Ad)

Disclaimer – I have a material connection because I received a gift or sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. Recently I attended the Lifesavers Conference on behalf of Toyota. This was an incredible conference dedicated to all aspects of driving safety. An […]

Communicating with Seniors & Caregivers

Twitter Party! Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help…and what to do #VTechCares

Sometimes the changes are subtle – forgetting what year it is or forgetting how to get to the local grocery store.  Other times it’s a dramatic event – a fall, a stroke or a heart attack.  At some point, our aging parents will need our help and, unfortunately, we are often unprepared for what that […]

VTech Survey onTop Concerns for Seniors and Caregivers

VTech Survey Finds Communication and Isolation Top Concerns for Seniors and Caregivers The ability to remain connected and the safety concerns of being alone are the top issues on senior’s minds according to a recent surveyconducted by VTech Communications. The VTech Caregiver/Senior Communications Survey found that caregivers worried most about the time seniors were alone, […]

The Granny Pod Alternative – PALS Built Handicap Accessible Modular Home Additions

True multi-generational living rather than a Med Cottage “Granny Pod” The term Granny Pod has made its way into mainstream media this week thanks to a company called MedCottage.  The concept has even been fodder for late night comedians.  PALS Built was also mentioned in these articles but there were a few inaccuracies which need […]

The updated in-law suite is the financially smart multigenerational living alternative to assisted living

PALS Built multigenerational living handicap-accessible modular home additions allow elderly to age in place Multigenerational living may be somewhat new to our culture and generation but, in reality what’s old is new again.  What we used to think of as “the in-law suite” (also known as “The Granny Pod”)  has become a viable solution for […]

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