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How Seniors Can Use Technology to Age Gracefully

Aging Gracefully with Technology Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 65.  By 2030, when all members of the Baby Boom generation have finally reached that age, fully 18% of the nation’s population will be at least that age, according to Pew Research Center.  But this new generation of ‘seniors’ is redefining what it means to grow older, and many are adopting technologies to help them not only

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Tips for helping you select the right rehabilitation facility after a stroke

When a loved one suffers from a stroke, the family and caregivers are often thrown into a whirlwind of decisions that need to be made in a relatively short time-frame.  The care provided to stroke survivors is often critical to their recovery process.  But, it can also be stressful and cause a significant disruption to the everyday life of the caregiver or family.  So, in this checklist, we’ll help you evaluate what you need to consider when choosing stroke rehabilitation and recovery programs. Does the facility provide the specific services your doctor has identified the stroke survivor needs? What system does the facility use to monitor progress and outcomes? Does the facility have full-time professionals experienced in stroke and rehabilitation practices? How do professionals stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and practices for stroke rehab? Is emergency medical care available at the facility, if it’s needed? Does the facility work with home health care professionals for the transition back to daily life? How are stroke victims transitioned back to daily living? What are the expected treatment program, duration, and outcomes? Is the rehab facility conveniently located nearby? Stroke therapy sessions are often scheduled several times a week, so you’ll want

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