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Staff Use Technology to Keep Residents Connected with Loved Ones

“We knew moving into precautions from COVID that we were going to have to maintain connections with the outside world, with family,” said Lacey Burhle, activities director for Salina Presbyterian Manor. “We learned by doing.”Staff members have employed a variety of video applications, including FaceTime, Zoom and Google Duo.In addition to Lacey and her four activities assistants, social services staff have also played a key role in using technology to keep residents conne...
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June 7, 2020

8 Ways to Preserve Your Family Memories

How to save precious images so future generations can enjoy them [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Claire Zulkey for Next AvenueDoes that box of unsorted family photos in your closet give you a gnawing feeling? Always wonder what you’re supposed to do with your old slides? Make it a winter project to organize and annotate your family images and records, not just for your current family but for future generations.
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March 19, 2018

Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?

The prospect of aging can conjure up a multitude of horrors — a mind stolen by dementia, a body debilitated by illness, a soul crushed by social isolation. For most, fear of falling would be well down the list.But falls are, in fact, one of the more common and consequential risks faced by older adults. The statistics, compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, are both eye-opening and alarming.One out of four Americans 65 or older falls at least once every year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult in the U.S. is treated in an emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, one dies from a fall. By 2020, the financial cost related to falls by older adults in the U.S. is expected to top $67 billion per year.
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November 26, 2017

The Amazing Technology That Could Change How We Age

“Future tech will increase older people’s independence and help relieve the health services,” says Naomi Climer. [Photo credit: Getty Images][/caption]Pop quiz: When you think about how technology will personally impact your life over the next 10 to 20 years, which of these things do you envision as being part of that evolution?
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August 8, 2017