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Kendal at Home Blog

Kendal at Home Partner Independa Wins 2015 CES Innovation Award

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on January 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM

communication_technology_independaOver the past few years, Kendal at Home has been working with Independa, a provider of integrated remote care and engagement technology, in order to integrate the powerful communication portal into the homes of its members.

The advanced remote monitoring and engagement capabilities allow Kendal members to maintain and enjoy their independence within their homes. The system provides simple yet flexible remote care solutions.  This includes appointment reminders, vital medical statistics monitoring, and exception-based alerting, video chat, and social media access.

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Topics: independent living, social media, independa

Celebrating the Holidays with Kendal at Home

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on January 7, 2015 at 8:30 AM

KAH_Holiday_Pary_2014_7Each holiday season, we are reminded about how much we enjoy spending time with family and friends. That sentiment is no different for the Kendal at Home crowd! Each year, Kendal at Home throws a holiday open house where members and staff can mingle, try some delicious Hors d'oeuvres, and genuinely enjoy the holiday spirit.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the 2014 Kendal at Home holiday party:

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Topics: Kendal at Home, independent living

5 Ways Joining Social Media Can Benefit Older Adults

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on October 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

social_media_older_adultsA few years ago, social media seemed as if it’d be little more than a fad. But today, social media is a major part of many people’s lives. Contrary to what many believe, this includes older adults such as yourself. According to PewResearch, of the 59 percent of adults over 65 who use the Internet, nearly half (46 percent) use social media.

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Topics: independent living, social media, social isolation

Independent Living: 6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on September 18, 2013 at 8:20 AM

prepare home for fallIt’'s difficult to imagine, but another summer is already coming to a close. The start of fall brings anticipation of fun outdoor activities, but for older adults living independently, Fall’'s beginning also signifies it’'s time to prepare the home for colder, damper weather.

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Topics: Kendal at Home, independent living, care coordinator

Independent Living: More Tips for Reducing Clutter Before Downsizing

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on February 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

moving clutterWhen we’'re young and raising families, it makes sense to save all kinds of things. We hang onto our children’'s favorite toys and start amassing boxes of school papers and treasured art work. We collect jars of odd-sized screws and nails that may some day come in handy. We save old magazines, reams of construction paper, and tubs of broken crayons just in case they’'re needed for a future school project. 

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Topics: living independently, independent living, downsizing

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