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Older Adults More Digitally Connected Than Ever

Posted by Anne Hein on August 3, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Every Saturday morning we have our routine. After feeding my two-year-old her second breakfast of the day, I patiently wait for the clock to strike 9 a.m. It’s now time to Facetime, aka video chat.

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Topics: Technology, Aging

What to Do if You Are a First-Time Family Caregiver

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on August 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

While some family caregivers gradually grow into their roles or are born into it, others can pinpoint the event that started their journey: Their father was hospitalized after a fall and needed more help at home, or their wife was diagnosed with an unexpected chronic illness.

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Topics: Caregiving, Home Care Planning, Aging, Finances, Fall Prevention, Safety, Technology

There’s an App for That Part 5

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on October 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM

In part 5 of our popular series, we are gathering apps from around the internet that can be beneficial and fun for those with dementia. The following apps may not be appropriate for all the stages of dementia, so test out which apps will be best for your loved one. 

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Topics: Technology, Alzheimer's and Dementia

There’s An App for That Part 4

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on July 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Some apps in the online stores can waste time, money and memory space on your gadget. This series scours the internet and finds the handiest apps that are not a passing fad. The following group of apps has been tested here in our home office.

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Topics: Technology, Aging

There's an App for That Part 3

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on May 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Some apps in the online stores can waste time, money and memory space on your gadget. This series scours the internet and finds the handiest apps that are not a passing fad. The following group of apps has been tested here in our home office.

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Topics: Caregiving, Technology, Aging

There’s an App for That Part 2

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on April 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our blog post, “There’s an App for That,” we decided to turn that post into a series on apps that older adults find useful and beneficial. These are not apps you will download and forget about but ones you will actually engage with on a daily basis. The following group of apps has been tested here in our home office.

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Topics: Caregiving, Technology, Aging

There's an App for That

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on January 21, 2016 at 10:05 AM

Do you remember when “app” meant application? As in, “Did you fill out an app for that job?”

Well now, it means you can have just about whatever you want at your fingertips through your smart phone or tablet. There are thousands to choose from, but here are four of our favorites for the 50 plus crowd.

Silver SurfThis web browser enlarges the navigation buttons (Go, Back, Forward, Stop, Reload) and makes it easier for users with less dexterity in their fingers or low vision. It can also zoom into text up to 200 percent.

Some benefits of the app include:

  • It is compatible with iPads.
  • It is free.
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Topics: Technology

Social Media Use Increasing With Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on May 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Here’s a fun fact that many people don’t know: the 74 and up is the fastest growing age demographic among social network users. Yes, you read that right -- the senior citizen generation has officially jumped on the social networking bandwagon.

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Topics: Aging, Activities and Lifestyle, Technology

Significant Increase in Number of Seniors Using the Internet

Posted by ComForCare on April 25, 2014 at 1:12 PM

American seniors have traditionally been slower to acclimate to new advances in technology in comparison to the younger generations, such as Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, and Millenials. However, a new study shows that while the movement by seniors into the digital world may be slow, it is surely progressing.   

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Topics: Aging, Technology, Activities and Lifestyle

4 Tips to Prevent Online Fraud Against Older Americans

Posted by ComForCare on April 18, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Older Americans are increasingly using the Internet, which makes them even more susceptible to fraud. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, 56 percent of Americans aged 65 and older are online.

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Topics: Safety, Technology, Aging, Finances

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