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Affordable Assistive Technology Is Alive and Well in Massachusetts: How to Get What You Need

Smart phones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers—these digital devices have become so much a part of our home and work environments that any form of communication other than electronic texts, emails, videos, social media sharing (phone calls? hand-written notes? snail mail … Continue reading

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It’s Midnight: Is Your Parent Safe at Home Alone?

One of the major thresholds of parenting is knowing when you can leave your kids at home on their own. Are they responsible enough to make appropriate choices while you’re out? Could they leave the house safely in case of … Continue reading

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The Loneliness Factor

No one is a stranger to loneliness. The “pain of being alone,” as philosopher Paul Tillich described it, is part of being human. But prolonged loneliness, the inability to find or maintain social connections, is a struggle for a significant … Continue reading

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When Elders Keep Guns at Home: Assessing Safety Risks

Gun ownership is not only one of the most politically sensitive topics this election season. It’s also a question that is frequently asked when Aging Life Care Managers™ conduct an assessment of a new client. Unsecured firearms, sometimes combined with … Continue reading

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No More Missed Pills: How to Help Your Loved One Manage Medications

The signs can be subtle. Your loved one seems short of breath walking up stairs, even though her congestive heart disease has been well managed for years. Or you notice that her legs are more swollen than usual. You worry … Continue reading

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