Technology

Kidneys are our body’s tireless waste removers. Healthy human kidneys purify the body by removing waste, toxins and excess fluid from the blood. They aid in controlling the blood pressure, strengthening the bones, maintaining the electrolysis balance, producing red blood cells in the body and keeping body chemicals in balance. A properly functioning kidney helps […]

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As people grow older, they become more susceptible to various disability issues viz. a vision or a hearing loss, immobility due to arthritis, osteoporosis or paralysis. Several assistive devices like the wheelchairs, canes, crutches or walkers can help them defy their health problems to a large extent. It is estimated that by the year 2020 […]

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iHealth Lab Inc. announced the launch of the iHealth Align, the world’s smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood glucose monitor. The meter plugs directly into a smart phone and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app. By displaying readings directly on the phone screen, iHealth was able to shrink the device size to just slightly […]

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Home is the place where one is always comfortable and the desire to stay at home for as long as possible becomes a question mark as we grow older and as such as we tend to relish our own homes and our familiar surroundings more than any other place. A recent AARP Survey says that […]

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Representatives of state medical licensing boards approved recently updated guidelines to help ensure the safety and quality of medicine when it is practiced using telemedicine technology – which can connect a patient in one location with a care provider in another location. The guidelines state that “…the same standards of care that have historically protected […]

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The elderly and infirm have long been targets for fraudsters and other criminals, and the fear of being taken advantage of might make some of these people reluctant to use home healthcare services. In order to protect the seniors and home health workers from such frauds, a Texas based company, HID is launching a trusted […]

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If you are looking for a senior living community and think that you have a hard time in finding information senior care communities such as Assisted Living Facilities, Memory Care Communities and Residential Care Homes in California, you are not alone. This is not a problem in CA only, but a major issue across the […]

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Seniors on Facebook

September 24, 2013

Seniors are becoming the fastest growing demographic to use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype, according to Forbes magazine. With over 39 million people aged 65 or older using these social media platforms, this age group has the most potential for growth in social media usage. According to an All Assisted Living Homes […]

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By 2030 it’s projected that nearly 20% of the United States will be over the age of 65. As this demographic shift occurs, mobile technology will advance alongside those growing older. The market-created call for seniors to embrace mobile technology for health and safety is undoubtedly there though there is question about whether the call […]

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Frankly, there is no age-limit for learning any new technology.  In today’s world, when a four-year-old can operate an iPad, there is no reason why his/her grandmother or grandfather cannot do it. After all, most seniors have had the opportunity to reluctantly or willingly work on a typewriter and baby boomers have consistently used computers for much […]

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Telemedicine has made another large stride with the FDA approval of an eye-retina image capturing iPhone app, accompanied by an iPhone adapter, for eye exams to be done. The adapter connects to an opthalmoscope, an instrument that eye doctors use to examine the eye. The opthalmoscope is one of the most common instruments currently used […]

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