technology to help you age in place

America’s beloved space family “The Jetsons” lived in a home many thought would be the future of human existence – flying cars, robot maids, conveyor belts moving from room-to-room, and machines that take care of your morning routine with just the push of a button.

Today’s world may not be quite as advanced as the 1963 TV cartoon predicted, but technology is undoubtedly making its way into the average American home and changing the way we live. Most notably, it’s innovating home health, wellness and accessibility.

Advancement in “smart” technology is r…

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Genealogy has surged in popularity over the past few years. Ancestry websites are now the second most visited category of websites on the internet, and Time Magazine reports it’s the “second most popular hobby in the U.S., after gardening.” Among everyone jumping on board this genealogy trend, people from the Boomer generation seem to be particularly intrigued.

So why the sudden uptick in older adults digging around for a more in-depth family backstory? A recent poll suggests it’s because older generations weren’t as inclined to share their personal story with ki…

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This blog is part of a series called ‘Preparing Your Home for Aging in Place.’ According to AARP, 87% of adults age 65+ want to continuing living in their current home as they age. To help ensure your home is ready to age with you, Friends Life Care presents ‘Preparing Your Home for Aging in Place’ – a blog series that explores how to make your home safer, smarter and better, one room at a time. Click here to read Part 1: The Entrance, and click here to read Part 2: Stairways & Halls.
Living independently in your own home for as long as you can is important to many agi…

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National Drug Take Back Day

By Friends Life Care Contributors

Collection sites nation-wide will be accepting unwanted medications on Saturday, April 28
Clean out your cupboards — it’s time for another National Drug Take Back Day!
Does the back of your medicine cabinet look like a Rx graveyard? From expired allergy pills to unused post-op pain medicine, nearly every house is bound to have one or two unneeded medications laying around. However, stockpiling these expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions can be very dangerous.

To prevent medication-related injuries or incidents, the National Drug Enforcement Administration …

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Creating a budget before you retire, constantly reevaluating your budget after you retire and sticking to your budget are critical to making sure your nest egg lasts throughout your golden years.

If you haven’t created a budget or overall financial plan for retirement yet, here’s a road map you can use.

But once you have a budget set, it pays to continually work on developing discipline and financial savvy to stick to it.

To help you avoid common financial pitfalls in retirement and adhere to your budget, here are seven tips all pre-retirees and retirees should con…

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