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Age is a privilege, but it comes with many challenges. For instance, children and loved ones often live far away from aging parents, making it difficult to check-in and support their needs. Seniors may also experience failing health and cognitive challenges. While technology can’t replace the value of in-person connection, it can solve many problems seniors face and give them the confidence to live at home as they age. Here are three ways digital technologies can aid in senior care.
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Older Americans are one of the fastest-growing populations in the nation, and it's expected that there will be 80.8 million adults ages 65 or older by 2040, according to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Many adults need extra support or assistance as they age, whether it means entering a senior living community, hiring a residential caregiver or enabling family members to check in during the day.
Practicing self-care is so important to professional care providers but also to family members in this position as caregiver. Burnout is a very real risk facing persistent stress and exhaustion. While it can be tough to make time for yourself, practicing self-care is vital to preserving your mental and physical health. Oscar Senior shares some ways to stay on top of your well-being.