Care Giver Corner

Thoughts and advice for care givers

Emergency Preparation as Seniors

 It can help save your life From tornadoes and floods to sweltering heat, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is there is always the potential for extreme weather to hit. Some of the dangers can be mitigated by having a prepared emergency kit and a practiced emergency drill, something especially important for…
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Check-in Call’s for Pet Owners Living Alone

Say Hello to Tillie… One of the scariest things about getting older is thinking of those you leave behind. Especially now, as more seniors reap the benefits of pet companionship, it is vital to have a plan for what will become of the pet if something happens to the owner. Daily check-in calls for Pet…
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Halloween Activities

Halloween Activities All Can Enjoy

The Halloween Season is upon us… Which means buckets full of candy and outrageous costumes. You’re never too old to enjoy the spookiest day of the year, so for seniors ready to embrace the spirit of the holiday, here are five activities to try. If your household or community is anything like ours, then Halloween…
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6 Fun & Easy Halloween Snacks for Seniors

You can’t have Halloween without the treats! From candy corn to caramel apples the October holiday is almost synonymous with sugar. Luckily, with a little bit of creativity, even healthier snacks can help you feel festive. The older we get, the more we have to pay attention to our diet, to combat heart disease and…
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Quick and Simple Recipes for Older Adults

Sometimes quick and simple is best (for recipes) As people age, it can become harder to eat well. For some seniors, that stems from changing taste buds or appetite levels, and for others, it can be a lack of motivation, whatever the reason making the right meal choices becomes even more important as we age.…
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Eating a well balanced diet

There are ways to approach eating a well-balanced diet We tell children to eat healthy so they can grow big and strong, but often forget it is important to eat well at any stage in life. Eating a well-balanced diet is one of the best ways to prevent a variety of chronic diseases that become…
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Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Your health & well-being matter too As a caregiver, it is easy to get caught up in everything that needs to get done for who you are caring for, from doctor’s appointments and medication refills to grocery shopping and cooking nutritious meals. In the midst of it all, it is easy to forget to take…
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Home Modifications – Aging in Place

Stay comfortable in your own house There is no greater comfort than being able to remain in your own home as you enter your golden years called aging-in-place, more and more seniors are deciding to forgo retirement communities and senior living homes in favor of staying put. However, with age comes challenges and houses may…
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Tips For Making Friends as We Age

Tips For Making Friends as We Age When we were young, we didn’t give a second thought to making new friends. In school, forming bonds on the playground was as easy as asking someone to play with you. As parents or office employees, we developed relationships with others over shared interests and tasks. In retirement,…
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Heart Attack Symptoms in Men vs. Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men vs. Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in  Men vs. Women The number one symptom associated with a heart attack is pain or tightness in the chest, and while that is one of the most common signs, it is not the only one. A heart attack can be a lot less dramatic than a sharp pain in the chest.…
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5 Dog Breeds For Older Adults

5 Dog Breeds For Older Adults There is no denying the enrichment that dogs bring to our lives. From keeping us active to boosting our mood, dog ownership can be beneficial to people of all ages. However, these benefits may be even more apparent among seniors. So for those over the age of 65 looking…
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Aging in place options

The world is in a state of change. Fertility rates are dropping as life expectancy rises, meaning soon the number of elderly will outpace children for the first time in history, according to the World Health Organization. Projections show that by 2050 the number of people over the age of 65 around the world will…
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Testimonial from a user – saving a life

Testimonial from a user – helping keep seniors safe April 2019 Falling as a senior living alone can be a scary thing, but thanks to Iamfine when Miss G. fell in her home earlier this month she was able to quickly get the help she needed. At 89 years old Miss G is fiercely independent,…
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6 simple yet powerful exercises for seniors

Exercising is one of the best ways to stay healthy at any age Exercising is especially important for seniors. Staying active can help reduce risk of falling, help combat chronic diseases, maintain muscle mass, increase bone density and decrease the frequency of doctor visits. Ideally, adults should get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per…
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Rewards for caring for an aging loved one

Rewards for caring for an aging loved one Taking on the roles and responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one can be stressful, especially when it happens unexpectedly, but being a caregiver can also have many rewards. From building stronger relationships with a loved one to personal reflection, taking on the role of a…
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Benefits of Pet Ownership

 There is nothing quite like waking up to a kiss from a four-legged friend or watching their tail wag as you come back in from checking the mail. Pets love us unconditionally. Having an animal around may reduce stress, lower blood pressure and combat feelings of isolation especially for seniors. People with pets may…
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Live healthier and happier by Jason Lewis

3 Habits That Can Help Seniors Live Healthier and Happier The keys to health and happiness for seniors may be simpler than you think. Living your best life during your golden years doesn’t require a secret potion or complicated practices. All it really takes is a better understanding of your health and how to improve…
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Combating Social Isolation in Seniors

There are many benefits to seniors remaining in their homes as they age, a sense of familiarity, independence and a lower cost of living. However, at times, ageing in place can lead to a sense of isolation, especially when the senior is living alone. There are several things you can do to make sure your…
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Prevent many chronic diseases by following a healthy diet

We tell children to eat healthy so they can grow big and strong, but often forget it is important to eat well at any stage in life. Eating a well-balanced diet is one of the best ways to prevent a variety of chronic diseases that become more common as we age.   According to the…
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Exercise Safely – A guide for seniors

Exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle. We are active as children and young adults. In those times of our lives, we often take the ease of mobility for granted. As we age it can be harder to do simple physical motions which can cause us to not be as active and can lead to…
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Long distance caregiving

Thoughts on caregiving from a distance Long distance caregiving is defined as when you live at least an hour or more away from your loved one. It can be stressful and a huge responsibility to take on as a son, daughter, or family member. However, living far away from a loved doesn’t have to make…
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A story from an Iamfine user who lives alone with his pet

Living alone with your pet – what happens to them if you are incapacitated? It’s always interesting to hear from our users on how they find value in Iamfine I recently spoke with Marcus from Atlanta, Georgia. Marcus lives alone with his pet German shepherd, “Tessa”. His house is a few hundred yards from the…
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What is a senior citizen?

Technology and daily terms have changed significantly during our lifetime Let’s look at the world through the eyes of a senior citizen…..   One who was here before: the pill, television, frozen food, cell phones, Bluetooth, GPS, plastic surgery, contact lenses, and credit cards and even before the jet engine airplane. For us, timesharing meant togetherness,…
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Safeguarding a home to prevent falls

Falling down as a child was normal. Some dirt would be on our knees, and maybe a bump or scrape to cry about before getting back up and playing. Falling is one of the leading causes of death in those over 65 years old. As a senior citizen, the thought of falling down can be…
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