Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been reading about advanced directives in the news. So what are they, and do you need them? An advanced directive is a document that will tell medical staff and family members your wishes for what YOU want in the event you have a medical emergency.
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6 Lighting Tips to Improve Safety at Home
Adequate and consistent lighting is important to keep aging adults safe. The sharpness of vision can deteriorate as we get older. Therefore, it is essential to invest in high-quality and intentional lighting. Taking these lighting safety measures will reduce fall risks and enhance in-home experiences for loved ones in the home.
What Is Telehealth? Is It Right for You?
What is Telehealth
Telehealth, the delivery of healthcare services virtually, is an increasingly popular practice that many people are looking at to replace typical in-person delivery. Telehealth can include video conference medical appointments, health apps, and remote patient monitoring. Throughout the last year, people have been forced to schedule telehealth medical appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As many have experienced, this can be a viable option for many, especially seniors, looking forward.
People often confuse telehealth and telemedicine, but they are two different things. While telehealth is a virtual communication mode between doctors and patients, telemedicine uses technology to deliver care to patients virtually. Therefore, telemedicine is less broad than telehealth because it only refers to remote clinical services.
Safe and Convenient: 4 Great Meal Delivery Options
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be challenging to find ways to buy food while staying safe and healthy. Today, many food and meal delivery services can provide contactless delivery, ranging in variety and price. Read on to learn more about several different types of services and the advantages of each!
Modern Technologies to Help Keep Your Loved Ones Safe
As people age and health declines, safety is a substantial concern for family members and loved ones. Increasing the use of technology can be a great solution to ensure the safety and independence of older adults. Today, there are many safety and security products available. Check out our list below to learn about ten options that may improve the lives of your family!
Aging in Place: How to Ensure Your Home Is a Safe Space
Aging in place at home remains the most popular option for senior living. According to AARP, over 75% of age 50+ respondents to a 2018 survey said they would prefer to stay in their own homes. However, as we age, the risks of living at home increase, with the most common being the risk of falling. CDC data shows that 36 million older adults fall annually, resulting in 3 million emergency department visits and over 32,000 deaths.
To reduce falls and other accidents, a home needs to be modified to accommodate older adults' needs. These modifications range from low-cost and straightforward to expensive and complicated. However, any change that makes a home safer may enable the older resident to remain independent longer.
Senior Health Care: How to Maintain Wellness With Technology
As we age, our health concerns often grow. It becomes increasingly important to stay on top of any physical or mental health concerns. And though no one can stave off illness and disease altogether, it can be easier to maintain wellness with preventive care and the assistance of technology. Read on for some ways technology can be an ally in your pursuit of good health.
Tech Tips to Maintain Health and Wellness
Making the Most of Video Calling: 10 Games to Play Over Zoom
In our recent blog, 5 Ideas to Safely Celebrate the Holidays During COVID-19, we mentioned that playing games on a Zoom call is a fun way to safely stay in contact and have fun with family and friends. While there are endless games that can be played over Zoom, here is a list of ten games and instructions on how to play each game:
6 Music Streaming Services to Listen to Your (New) Favorite Songs
There's nothing better than sitting back and listening to your favorite music. Even the most mundane tasks become fun with the right playlist playing through your headphones or speakers. Nowadays, there are many ways to enjoy your favorite songs (and find new ones). The best listening option, in many ways, is streaming music. With music streaming services, you can search for songs, create playlists, and find new music based on your musical tastes. With premium accounts, you can stream music anywhere, any time, even when you're not connected to the internet. There may be many streaming options out there, but not all of them are worth the effort of making an account.
Best Dating Websites for Singles Over 50
If you're over the age of 50, single, and ready to mingle, get ready to meet your soulmate! The old ways of finding love are out the window. While the traditional way to meet singles was to go out to social events, speed dating, or mixers, modern dating has transitioned to the internet. Especially during pandemics like COVID-19, it can be challenging to safely go out and meet new people. Nowadays, singles find love by browsing the millions of people using dating websites available worldwide.
However, this presents a challenge to seniors. Many dating online dating services can be gimmicky and designed to appeal to students and much younger individuals. Fortunately, several dating websites have realized this issue and provided a solution - excellent dating websites that connect singles over 50:
We understand that spending your hard-earned money on a dating website can be quite daunting. Some people just don't feel comfortable with it! That's completely fine because we've got you covered. Find your true love without spending a dime. Below we've listed the best free dating sites that are geared towards seniors.