Senior Issues Archive

Seniors: Living Longer and Healthier

Only about a century ago, living past 50 years old was unusual. Today, seniors regularly live into their 60s, 70s, 80s and, though less often, 90s or more. This is largely due to the

Remote Monitoring for Senior Health

Joe lives alone. He’s 72 years old and a widow. Retired, he spends as much time in the garden as possible. He also enjoys cooking, visiting with neighbors, and seeing his grandchildren when they

Protecting Senior Health

When it comes to the health and safety of our seniors, it’s a good idea to be proactive rather than reactive. There are actions that can be taken to provide a safety net for

Senior Living: A New Era of Freedom

Just because Jack, a 72-year-old retired teacher, can’t jog 10 miles anymore, he still enjoys walking 3 miles several times a week around his neighborhood and is the picture of health. He and his

Technology to Support Modern Caregiving

It goes without saying that most elderly people would prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. In the past, independent living was more difficult for many seniors, who often

Caring for your Elderly Relative

Either suddenly or gradually, you may now be finding yourself taking on a new role, that of caregiver for an elderly relative. Elderly needs cover a wide range, from simply checking in on mom

Enjoying the Golden Years in Safety

When Frank retired from his company ten years ago at age 63, he was looking forward to traveling and working on motorcycles in his garage to his heart’s content. And he did. But now,

Medication Monitoring for Senior Safety

Anna’s daughter Mary began noticing that her 84-year-old mother was occasionally exhibiting odd behavior, such as getting angry over little things, feeling more anxious, and having trouble sleeping. She checked with Anna’s doctor, and

A Safe, Happy Retirement

Now that you are retired, you may be looking forward to doing many activities you didn’t have time for when you were working. More gardening perhaps; that woodworking hobby you’ve always wanted to set

Seniors Go Tech Savvy

It used to be that as people entered their golden years, it was expected they would retire, slow down, and settle for a much more sedentary life. This scene has changed dramatically in recent