While the Electronic Health Records (HER) System was initially created to aid in organizing a patient’s records digitally, the Indiana University School of Medicine is now broadening its use to eldercare. First launched by both the AMA and the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute, the Regenstrief-EHR Clinical Learning Platform provides the caretaker with extensive data from over…

The world is changing quickly, especially in the realm of technological advances designed particularly to make life easier and more enjoyable. Most people have embraced the new technologies hook, line and sinker, but there is one group for whom change can be challenging and therefore resisted. Seniors are in general slower to change their habits…

There are many ways we can honor the elderly. The problem today though is that this needs to be learned. In the past, it was a natural part of growing up because of a few reasons: a) how we lived more integrated with our grandparents b) there weren’t so many things distracting us as there…

There are many laws and regulations on the local, state and federal level enacted to protect senior citizens. These rules cover many or most of the important aspects of life, such as housing, income and health care. The sheer number of rules and entitlements, plus the complexity of obtaining access can become a confusing burden…

Since it is so cheap for seniors to enjoy America’s national parks, it is quite surprising more do not take advantage of it. Now would be the time to do so since a warning has been given that the price is going to increase, significantly. According to the AARP, the National Park Service has not…

Summer is a time for vacations, time outside, and all kinds of great activities that would otherwise be impossible when the weather is cold and stormy. However, don’t let the pleasant days distract you from the very real risks the warmer, dryer weather present, especially to the elderly. The hottest days of summer cause thousands…

At least when it comes to emojis they are. According to a recent survey undertaken by Great Senior Living of 500 55 and over-year olds, the majority of the elderly know – and make use of – the popular emojis prevalent in our society. Indeed, 86 percent of those surveyed said they had used them…

There is a rumor being spread that seniors do not like, or do not even want, to interface with, high-tech toys like smartphones, laptops or tablets. This general statement is a one-dimensional stereotype of seniors, and should be put to rest for the falsehood that it is. Any senior worth his weight in wisdom will…

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