How an Innovative Service Combines Technology For Seniors and Companion Services to Enhance Life for Older Adults!

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Age Better Resources with Kelly Peterschmidt, Founder and Executive Director, Porchlight Friends. Technology for Seniors can provide tremendous benefits, but there is often resistance to using it. Porchlight Friends helps overcome this obstacle by combining in-person companion services with a simple to use technology platform. This innovative offering ensures older adults stay connected to … Read more

6 Smart Home Upgrades to Support Aging in Place

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In a world where 77 percent of adults 50 and older are committed to aging in place, smart home upgrades are becoming an increasingly valuable tool. It is important to consider a senior’s privacy, but many technology solutions can help a senior, or senior couple, remain safe without sacrificing their independence. Some Smart Home Upgrades … Read more

Staying in Touch With Aging Parents-5 Key Tips and Tools to Make it Easier

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Staying in touch with aging parents is essential to their health and well-being. The pandemic magnified the importance of reducing social isolation and loneliness for older adults, especially those living alone or unable to get out into the community. Regular communication between elderly parents and their family members and friends is essential to enhance their … Read more

5 Fantastic Reasons to Wear an Apple Watch for Fall Detection


Many seniors felt traditional fall alert systems were stigmatizing, but now that you can use an Apple Watch for fall detection, that’s hardly a concern. If anything, people will think you’re keeping up with the younger generation! Devices have grown more stylish, but that isn’t the only improvement. Technology advancements have led to notable developments … Read more

The Risks and Costs of Falls for Older Adults

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“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” The words of Ms. Fletcher in LifeCall’s medical alert commercials, which spotlighted the risks and costs of falls for older adults in the late 1980s, still resonate today. Falls are on the rise, and it’s no laughing matter. Fortunately, while the risks are as high as ever, protective … Read more

5 Ways to Compensate for Declines in Activities of Daily Living

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Once you have noticed that declines in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are becoming an issue, it is important to take steps to manage the situation. It can be difficult for seniors to acknowledge their decline, but offering strategies to compensate can provide optimism in a tough situation. This article will discuss four steps you … Read more

Why Are the Top 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) so Important?

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are self-care activities a person must be able to do to live independently. Activities of Daily Living include basic tasks we learn as children, such as bathing and dressing. We often take these tasks for granted until they become challenging, so if you want to Age in Place in your … Read more