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Beginning Tech Fluency in Seniors

Freedom Home Care believes that technology is the primary mode of communication for our generation today. And more and more, seniors are taking advantage of the different ways gadgets and devices allow them the convenience of staying connected to the loved ones in their lives. From 2009 to 2011, the number of seniors using the internet age 65 and older grew 150 percent – the biggest increase among demographic groups, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. When the seniors that were studied used the Internet, 71 percent went online every day, while 34 percent used social
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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

It’s important to get regular eye exams to protect your vision. And because January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, there’s no time like the present to have your eyes checked. Many people are unaware how prevalent Glaucoma is in the U.S. From babies to seniors, whether or not you receive in-home care services or personalized elder care – everyone is at risk for the disease. Its most common form, open-angle glaucoma, shows virtually no symptoms before causing blindness. Today, over three million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease and experts say that by 2030, that number will increase by 58
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