zoom meetings for seniors

Zoom vs Lumin Video Calls For Seniors

Michaelé COVID-19, Technology Leave a Comment

You may have seen some of the funny memes and videos going around about what it is like trying to Zoom, Skype or FaceTime video call with an elderly relative. We’ve all been living it… “No Dad, you need to click on the link I emailed” or “I can’t hear you, your microphone is on mute” together with plenty of …

chsp personal monitoring funding

CHSP $1000 Personal Monitoring Funding Before June 30

Michaelé COVID-19, Technology Leave a Comment

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home. In response to the COVID-19 situation, CHSP service providers are now able to use unspent 2019-20 funding to buy up to $1000 worth of personal monitoring technology for vulnerable clients. COVID has seen a more pronounced need for personal monitoring …

age tech 2020

5 Age Tech Innovations to Watch in 2020

Michaelé Alzheimer's & Dementia, Technology

With more and more older adults wanting to age-in-place, a new consumer class is emerging. And age tech products and services that support independent living and increased quality of life, are just some of the sectors projected to benefit. Here are 5 innovative start ups worth keeping an eye on as they prepare to scale throughout 2020.

How to help parents living alone

If there is one thing you do to help your parents living alone, this is it

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Caring for aging parents is an important responsibility facing many of us. Without a proper plan, this can lead to multiple challenges, including a work-life conflict that reduces productivity and increases stress at the workplace. The problem can be even more compound when you have to care for kids too. There are multiple obstacles involved, and you might find yourself …

How technology supports disabled teenagers

Technology supports independence for disabled teenagers

Lumin team Technology

While the path to independence can be extremely stressful for any parent, it is doubly so for the parents of a child with a disability. While they may celebrate the fact that their charge is taking his or her first steps towards freedom and autonomy, they are at the same time filled with fear about the ?what ifs?. Possibly their …

Elderly safety concerns

?Safety concerns for the elderly take an emotional toll

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Australia?s aging population is multiplying at an unprecedented rate. According to Government demographic figures, the proportion of the population over 65 years grew from eight percent in 1970 to 13 percent 15 years ago and is forecast to double to around 25 percent by 2040, as better diet and healthcare prolongs lifespan. As the Baby Boomer surge pushes through society, …

Keeping mum safe with dementia

Keeping Mum Safe

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If you are like me, your love and concern for your parents are one of the most powerful forces in your life. Your parents have always been there for you; through sleepless nights, scraped knees, ?and broken hearts. When my mum was diagnosed with early Alzheimer?s Disease, I knew it was my time to be there for her. One of …