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Reducing Loneliness

Seniors Reducing Loneliness with Technology

  • October 16, 2019

The holidays are nearing and unfortunately many seniors feel even more isolated during this time. Thankfully, technology has provided some interactive gadgets to help lessen feelings of isolation. One of those gadgets, called the GrandPad, is discussed below. The internet…

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Nursing Home

VA Nursing Home Rating System Under Review

  • October 9, 2019

Ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), along with Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren (both Democrats from Massachusetts) are requesting a formal review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of the rating…

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End Of Life Planning

How to Ensure Quality in End of Life Planning

  • September 23, 2019

We lawyers prepare powers-of-attorney documents so that when our clients can no longer act for themselves, the documents will convey on other trusted people the authority to act on our clients’ behalf. But when it comes to actually using those…

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Medicare

Medicare Leveraging the Latest Technologies

  • September 12, 2019

Many seniors who are financially stable and choosing to age in place already have a “smart” home employing the sorts of technology that can prolong their independent living circumstances. Family caregivers are freer to move about their daily lives knowing…

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Suicide

Suicide Among the Elderly Going Up

  • August 27, 2019

An increasing number of older Americans are turning to suicide particularly when they live in long term care facilities, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities. Experts agree that this late-life suicide trend is generally under-recognized, under-documented, and poised to…

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Technology

Startups Designing Senior-Friendly Tech

  • August 21, 2019

It is projected by the US Census Bureau that in the year 2050 there will be 458 million Americans of which 92.1 million will be 65 or older. Senior Americans will constitute slightly over 20 percent of the population as…

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Smart Personal Assistant

Smart Personal Assistant Revolution Moving Forward

  • August 8, 2019

The smart personal assistant revolution is moving forward at a breakneck pace. It took approximately 30 years for the cellular telephone to begin outnumbering people on the planet, but smart personal assistants are projected to outnumber humans in half of…

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