Helping The Elderly APR 2021

Helping The Elderly APRIL 2021 Ava Weinstein, 16, and her sister, Lily, 15, wanted to help their grandparents schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. The Rosalyn, New York, sisters said their grandparents, Allen Resnick, 82, and Sheila Resnick, 79, “kept getting sent in circles” when trying to make an appointment. So, Ava and Lily took a … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly APR 2021”

Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech

Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech It’s a well-known fact that the world has gone digital. Unfortunately, some older adults who do not have laptops or smartphones—or have them but do not know how to use them—are finding themselves left out of the digital revolution. This was most evident when routine … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech”

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers Older adults and people with underlying health conditions have been severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, researchers are now drawing attention to children with disabilities and their struggling families who have also been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Family caregivers were … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers”

Helping The Elderly MAR 2021

Helping The Elderly MAR 2021 What began as a request for holiday donations to nursing home residents turned into North Carolina elementary school students raising community awareness of the impact loneliness has on older adults. Elizabeth Foxworth, a teacher with Carteret County’s academically and intellectually gifted program, read a Facebook post from a nursing home … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly MAR 2021”

How to Help The Elderly DEC 2020

How to Help The Elderly DEC 2020 Many seniors prefer to age in place in the comfort of their home instead of in assisted living or a long-term care facility. Living independently may come with challenges; but with support, older adults can overcome their issues to live securely on their own terms. To do this, … Continue reading “How to Help The Elderly DEC 2020”

Helping the Elderly | NOV 2020

Helping the Elderly Florida Couple Helps 94-Year-Old Neighbor With Dementia Joel and Esther Johnson were relaxing in their Sunrise, Fla., home when they heard a knock on their door around 10:30 p.m. They were hesitant to answer the door since they were not expecting company. Joel said he heard someone say, “hello.” Joel and Esther … Continue reading “Helping the Elderly | NOV 2020”

Elderly Scams / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scams / Fraud Alert The telephone rings in the home of an older adult and on the other end is a frantic voice crying, “Grandma, Grandma, I have the coronavirus and I’m in the hospital! Can you wire me money to pay my bill?” The caller is not likely the person’s grandchild but a … Continue reading “Elderly Scams / Fraud Alert”

Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents

Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents Julia Torres was 26 years old and pregnant with her second child when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease nine years ago. At the time, Torres, her husband, and daughter were living with her 55-year-old mother in Carlsbad, Calif. Torres took care of her … Continue reading “Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents”