Senior Living March 14, 2023

Technology and Seniors

Technology can be an important tool for seniors to stay connected with family and friends, access information, and maintain their independence. Here are a few tips for seniors and technology:

  1. Start simple: Seniors should start with simple technologies, such as a basic smartphone or tablet, and work their way up to more advanced devices as they become comfortable with them.
  2. Learn from others: Seniors can learn from family members, friends, or seniors’ groups to get started with technology and develop the skills they need.
  3. Take a class: Seniors can take a class or workshop on technology, which can help them develop the skills they need to use technology effectively.
  4. Use online resources: There are many online resources available to help seniors learn about technology, including tutorials, videos, and forums.
  5. Get help: If seniors are having trouble with technology, they should seek help from a family member, friend, or professional.
  6. Use technology to stay connected: Technology can help seniors stay connected with family and friends, especially if they live far away. They can use video chat, email, and social media to stay in touch.
  7. Use technology to manage health: Technology can also be used to manage health, including tracking medications, monitoring vital signs, and communicating with healthcare providers.
  8. Be cautious of scams: Seniors should be cautious of scams and fraud when using technology, especially when providing personal information or making purchases online.

Overall, technology can be a valuable tool for seniors to stay connected, informed, and engaged. By starting simple and seeking help when needed, seniors can develop the skills they need to use technology effectively and safely.

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Senior Living April 27, 2022

Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Stress 

This blog post is for all the people going through life stresses associated with caregiving.

As a CABR Seniors Real Estate designee, I am trained to help my clients prepare for housing transitions for their senior loved ones. My background as a Masters Level Individual, Couples and Family Therapist coupled with my SRES designation lends itself to this specialty in the world of real estate.

I find that the clients that seek me out for this type of work are dealing with many types of stress. They are often faced with very busy schedules, care of children young and old, and the stress of caring for loved ones that are beginning to make decisions about their future living situations. Clients often reach out because they need help developing a plan to address these issues. My expertise is helping them navigate their particular situations, beginning the work of starting conversations with their loved ones, preparing their loved ones current homes for the marketplace-downsizing-organizing-donating, looking through the many housing options available in their communities and providing valuable resources to help with the process.

You can find many articles related to Seniors in my blog, A Real Estate Guide, that address each of these steps.


Caregiver stress is real

This quote from the Caregiver Assistance Network is a window into the stress of caregiving.

“Nearly one out of every three people in the United States are caring for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend. Many of them need resources to learn how to take care of their family members, as well as themselves, in order to avoid isolation, burnout or illness.”

Please see the following resources available for caregivers

Do you frequently help an older loved-one with housekeeping, grocery shopping, errands, meal preparation, transportation, paperwork, or personal care (bathing, getting dressed)? If so, you are one of more than 65 million Americans who provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend.

Many caregivers do not identify themselves as such. They tend to see themselves as just doing what they are supposed to do as a spouse or child. However, they are more inclined to seek help and become more skilled if they identify themselves as a caregiver.

Council on Aging’s Caregiver Support Program can help. The program provides one-on-one support for family or volunteer caregivers.

The program works to:

  • Reduce caregiver stress, burden and injuries
  • Increase caregiver confidence and knowledge
  • Improve the quality of care
  • Help caregivers balance their lives and caregiving responsibilities
  • Provide respite care (time off/away for the caregiver) in an appropriate, safe environment (not available in Clermont County)

Program qualifications

To qualify, the caregiver or care recipient must be at least 60 years old and the caregiver must live in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties. There is no age requirement for family caregivers who provide care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.

For more information, review the Caregiver Support fact sheet or

Call Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025 or (800) 252-0155, Option 2.


AARP provides helpful information in the link below

*For information on Caregiver Burnout and Ways to Cope with Stress- See link below provided by AARP.


Cleveland Clinic Resources are also available on their website


As I discussed above, caring for our loved ones can be challenging but there are resources out there to help. 

If you are feeling the effects of caregiver stress and want to seek help, you can also seek out a counselor or join a caregiver support group. You don’t need to feel alone. There are so many people that would love to connect. 

  • CAREline (513) 869-4483 – a helpline providing resource information, referrals and support.

Please feel free to reach out to me any time.



Senior Living November 23, 2021

Senior Services in Greater Cincinnati

Start with yourself and your location and how you notice that many people need the resources to get support when they are aging.


List of services and links to websites.

Clermont Senior Services

2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Dr,
Batavia, OH 45103,
United States

Main Number         513-724-1255

Intake Line-             513-536-4033

Transportation-      513-536-4115

Call to set up a case manager evaluation

 Clermont Senior Services provide:

  • Transportation to Doctor appointments
  • Personal Care 1-3 times per week for 1 hour (includes help with bathing) You can ask for skilled services.
  • Homemaking services 2 hours every other week
  • Home delivered meals- 5 frozen 1 time a week that you can heat in oven or microwave
  • Adult day services 1-3 times per week for 6 hours
  • Respite for errands or breaks 4 hours per week


  • Sliding scale based on monthly income
  • Suggested amounts-
  • $4 per round trip of transportation
  • $7.50 an hour for personal care

Clermont Senior Services Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care Services are housed at the Lois Brown Dale Welcome Center, located next to the agency’s administrative offices.

 The center provides a safe, comfortable, and

nurturing environment for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments.

The majority of the adults who attend the center each day have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders.

Others have physical limitations from the effects of a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or other chronic disabilities. LBD Welcome Center staff provides activities for the participants that are mentally and physically engaging and fun.

The LBD Welcome Center supports the responsibility of family caregivers, offering relief from the stress of providing care around the clock seven days per week. Without the LBD Welcome Center, many caregivers would be overwhelmed and faced with the difficult choice of placing their loved ones in a nursing home.

 Transportation to the center, as well as caregiver support, are also available.

Click here for more information

I have not verified any of the information contained in those documents that were prepared by other people.