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Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence.

But having mom or dad live alone can be a source of worry for their adult children. The, "What if?" scenarios can often overwhelm the mind. "What if she falls down?" "What if he forgets something on the stove?" "What if she doesn't tell me it's getting harder for her to get around?"

If you feel like this, you're not alone. In 2007 the AARP surveyed boomer women and found that two-thirds are concerned about their parents' ability to live independently.


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Senior Driving an Individual Issue

The issue of seniors and driving is a controversial one. No single senior is the same when it comes to how long he or she can safely continue to drive. State laws vary on the topic and each senior must be evaluated on an individual basis. Home Instead Senior Care can help with transportation needs of those older adults who must give up their driver's licenses.

Senior woman getting in car

Honest Assessment Key to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe

Driving is one of the most sensitive of senior issues. But there's good news and support for older adults who want to extend their days behind the wheel.

Solution offers secure syncing between web and iPhone

Caregiver's Touch puts a safe and simple solution in the hands of caregivers to provide organization of, access to, and secure sharing of a loved one's information - whenever and wherever it's needed. It's the world's first caregiving tool to sync a web-based service with the mobility of the iPhone.

Prevent medication errors with helpful reminders

RxmindMe is the solution to help medication takers remember to take their prescriptions. If you need something to track and organize you or your loved ones' medications, pills, prescriptions, or vitamins and alert you when it's time to take them, this app is for you.

Effectively manage health care information and share with other healthcare providers

Me & My Caregivers is a personalized, customized caregiver's toolkit to record and organize important information. It provides a secure one-stop location easily accessed and managed by those involved in your elderly loved one's care including family, friends and health care providers. By using a central communications hub, caregivers can eliminate time-wasting administrative tasks and spend more time providing quality care.

Information at caregiver's fingertips help respond to medical emergencies

If you are helping take care of an elderly relative, you will undoubtedly face new challenges as your loved one ages. The Elder 411 app will arm you with expert information to best manage your loved one's care. In the event of a medical emergency, you'll want the Elder 911 app immediately at your fingertips to know what to anticipate, what to do and how to react.

Connect and organize to manage complex health conditions

iBiomed is a health social network and organizer for anyone or any caregiver managing a multi-symptom health condition. The mobile or web-based application arms users with easy, efficient, portable and reliable record keeping tools to simplify health management and facilitate communication with health care providers or other people like you.

Geo tracking technology keeps dementia sufferers safe and independent

Tell My Geo provides a perfect solution for family caregivers to keep track of their aging parents with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, while still allowing those loved ones to maintain their independence. The app creates a tether between two phones so adult children can monitor the location of their parents, and so their parents can easily call for help or find their way home if they've become confused or lost.

Automated reminders reduce missed medications

Whether you or someone you care keep for forget to take your medication, you're struggling to order your medication refills on time, or you need to monitor medicines for multiple family members, the Personal Caregiver app can help keep track of all those things, as well as manage medication reminders, so you never have to miss a dose or refill again.

Chart family medical history to assess potential health risks

Talking with your health care worker about your family health history can help you stay healthy! Use My Family Health Portrait to record pertinent health information about each of your relatives and generate a chart of health records or a family tree diagram. Organizing your information will help you or your doctor better visualize and assess potential health risks based on genetics and family history.

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