Technology can have enormous benefits in improving the daily lives of seniors. In an age where seniors make up a greater portion of the U.S. population, entrepreneurs and tech companies are creating more and more innovative products and services that increase safety, social engagement, and overall quality of life for the elderly. We’ve highlighted some recently introduced technology that is helping seniors in their daily lives: [Read more…]
Traditionally, many seniors and their families have seen assisted living as a way to downsize and have a peaceful place to live, more recently others have taken retirement as an opportunity to live a higher end, luxury lifestyle with upgraded services and amenities.
Why the change? One reason is a reflection upon the nation’s demographics. As baby boomers begin to retire, 4 million for the next 20 years to be exact, trends show that luxury living is a top priority. [Read more…]
I am going home to Dallas, Texas to visit my dad in a few weeks. He lives alone since my mother passed away last year. When I was in town to see him over the holidays I noticed a big decline in his health. I really think he is lonely and maybe even depressed.
Dad seems to have dropped out of a lot of the social clubs he and my mother belonged to for years, and has even let his personal appearance slide a bit. I talk with him almost every day and he always tells me he is doing “fine” and doesn’t need anything. But I really think the time has come to talk with him about moving to a retirement community. I think he needs to be around people his own age and not home alone so much.
I have to admit, however, that I am really struggling to figure out how to begin this conversation. I don’t want my dad to think I am trying to take away his independence.
Do you have any ideas you can share that might help me tackle this topic with my dad?
Tom [Read more…]
If you are a north Texas senior or the adult child of one, you have very likely heard the term “aging in place.” But few people understand what it really means. In general, the term is used to describe a plan created to allow an older adult to age in whatever setting they call home. Traditionally, that meant in their private residence.
Families often believe it is less expensive for a senior loved one to remain in their own home once the mortgage is paid off. But mortgage-free doesn’t mean there won’t be expenses. In addition to taxes, home repairs, maintenance, housekeeping and lawn care, older adults will typically require home care services and technology solutions to keep them safe. [Read more…]
The average family doesn’t want to think of a friend or an immediate family member getting older. However, I want to let you know that there are a lot of Retirement Homes in Dallas Texas from which to choose. [Read more…]