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How Emerging Technologies Can Help Caregiving Families

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech and eldercare may seem contradictory concepts, but new developments in health monitoring, tracking/alert systems, medication management and scheduling/organizing care have proven to be useful tools for families providing care at home for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, heart failure and other debilitating health conditions.

To help families and caregivers learn about these emerging technologies, Family Caregiver Alliance announces two free webinars:

· January 14, 2015: New Ways to Care: How Family Caregivers Can Use New Technologies at Home. This is a practical overview of how technology can help you care for a frail or ill loved one at home. The focus today is on making your home safer and more efficient. We'll look at current products as well as some exciting innovations in the pipeline for development. Click HERE to register. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7640470380559877634

· January 21, 2015: Guide to Tech Services & Products: Making the Best Match for Your Family's Needs. If you're not a tech wiz, how do you find and evaluate the new digital products that are available right now? In this second of two webinars, we'll offer useful tips and checklists to guide your decision-making. Click HERE to register. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2055973857425490690

Both webinars run from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (ET) online.

Underwriting for the consumer education webinars and materials is provided by Julia Ko. These online programs join FCA's comprehensive library of consumer educational materials including fact sheets, videos, research reports, webinars and more, available free on the FCA website.

Family Caregiver Alliance, founded in 1977, was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the U.S. created to address the needs of caregivers. FCA and its National Center on Caregiving are nationally and internationally recognized for pioneering programs—information, education, research and advocacy—that support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. Visit www.caregiver.org or call (800) 445-8106 for more information.

CONTACT: Kathleen Kelly kkelly@caregiver.org (415) 434-3388

Source:Family Caregiver Alliance