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It helps hold families together. Here in the U. Our family has benefitted from the many technology advances in elder care from cameras to robots to medication reminders to video calling. There is so much available to track critical metrics and improve quality of life — for the elderly and their tapped-out caregivers.
We have shared family calendars that show who needs to be where and when, but these change with some consistency. While my partner and I both have busy careers, they never fall within clearly defined work hours, and mobile technologies mean that our everyday social and business lives are weaved together rather than blocked in clear periods. It remains anchored in one position: the 20th century. Facebook makes it easier to stay in touch with them, Adult ready nsa West Virginia inform them about important events, to show pictures of our daily lives, and — in return — to be informed about things that matter to them.
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