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teleCalm Helps Ease Caregiver Stress – Vee @ Vee, Myself and I

As you may or may not know, scammers have wreaked havoc in our home over the last few years. Their fierce persistence and back to back calling blow my mind. I’m talking almost 100 calls in one day. They have managed to swindle my mom a couple of times. Most recently,...

teleCalm Presents Its Innovative Service to Aging 2.0 in Chicago

Less than a decade ago, the field of aging was a sleepy sector of innovation. Now, with the recent rise of advances in medical technology, coupled with the surge of baby boomers, aging is ripe for innovation. An estimated 3.6 million Americans will turn 65 every year...

What is ‘Being Well’?

Partner Post We have been combing through experts and information to bring you up-to-date thinking on a what it means to be “well” and how you can make little changes for big benefits. For example, sleep is hot topic right now. Arianna Huffington even wrote a book...

Caregiving with a Technology Assist

It comes as no surprise that the ‘sandwich generation’ is growing. More people everyday are caring for both their children and their parents. These caregivers are increasing ‘digital natives’ – they have always had technology in their lives. And they are looking for the convenience and help…

Best of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Blogs

The journey with Alzheimer’s and dementia is different for every person, but fortunately there are many resources online to support and offer guidance. The blogs listed below have been designated as the best because they consistently educate, inspire, and empower their readers.

From Refusal to Acceptance

Partner Post You worry that Mom’s not eating. The house cluttered more than ever. Dad is wearing the same clothes day after day and in desperate need of a shower. Did Grandma make it through the day without falling again? You’re doing what you can to help, but with...

Caregivers Financially Affected by Elder Fraud

If you are a caregiver of a family member, you know how it can eat up so much of your resources – time, money, and patience. A study by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America found the impact to you is increased by more than half. The 2016 Safeguarding Our Seniors…

The One-Ring Caribbean Scam

You may have recently heard about the ‘One-Ring’ scam. Here’s how it works: your phone rings once and then the call ends. Curious, you use the caller ID to return the call. Unknowingly, you are calling a foreign country. While you are kept on the line as long as possible…

IRS Scams On The Rise

Elderly loved ones are at high risk of being scammed for a variety of reasons, as aging brings about physical, mental, and emotional vulnerability. These vulnerabilities are preyed upon by those greedy enough to pry and manipulate. It’s important that…

What We Learned in Chicago

Recently, teleCalm traveled to Chicago to take part in several different activities focused on aging in America. We participated in the American Society on Aging (ASA) Aging in America Conference, the Boomer Business Summit, and Aging 2.0 Chicago…

Seniors and Isolation

When asked which they would rather give up for a week, 79% of seniors said they would rather give up watching TV than talking with their friends and family.

Social interaction and connections are necessary to lead a happy, healthy life. More than 8 million…

Three Common Scams To Be Aware Of

Elderly loved ones are at high risk of being scammed for a variety of reasons, as aging brings about physical, mental, and emotional vulnerability. These vulnerabilities are preyed upon by those greedy enough to pry and manipulate. It’s important that…

Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help With Their Finances

How to Know When it’s Time to Step Up We can all remember the time where our parents taught us how to write checks, file our taxes, and figure out how to pay our bills.  But what happens when they slowly start forgetting how to do it themselves? There are some clear...

Social Media: Privacy is Possible

Social Media and Privacy Social media is a great way for families to keep in touch. Though many think it’s a “young person’s” media, experienced adults are actually getting more involved, creating profiles and accounts. Grandparents are using social media as a fun and...

The Grandparents Scam

It is unfortunately common for people to get scammed nowadays. Everyone is susceptible to it, but who is targeted most easily? The elderly. With age comes memory problems and disorientation, which heightens vulnerability to manipulation. The Scam The Grandparent Scam...

Top 10 Scams of 2016

Here is the top 10 list based on more than 30,000 reports to the BBB as filed by consumers. Tax Scams (IRS and CRA) Debt Collections Sweepstakes/Prizes/Gifts Online Purchase Employment Government Grants Tech Support Advance Fee Loan Fake Check/Money Order Phishing Do...

teleCalm featured on CBS KBTX

As you or your parents age, experts are offering advice for keeping an eye on their finances. The bottom line: you must stand firm when it comes to protecting their money, even if they protest. Tavis Schriefer, the CEO of teleCalm, joined KBTX's First News at Four to...

5 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Fraud

1. Don't take company info at face value. Take down notes and let the caller know you'll have to call back. Companies like Microsoft will never call you to tell your computer is infected with a virus. The IRS will not call you to tell you that you owe money. If you or...

Cutting Out Scams with teleCalm – CBS KTVT-11 Dallas

Northwest Texas families have lost thousands of dollars because of a scams targeting the elderly. there’s a new idea. Dallas’s CBS-11 reporter, J.D. Miles interviews one of teleCalm’s customers to learn how the teleCalm service has changed they way her mom uses the phone.

CEO Interview – Podcast with AgeInPlace.com

Podcast with Ageinplace.com founder Mark Hager. Mark interviews our CEO Tavis Schriefer about how his own caregiving experience helped spark the idea for teleCalm. Today, I’m joined by Tavis Schriefer, the co-founder of tech startup teleCalm. Tavis founded...

teleCalm selected for Tech Wildcatters accelerator program

teleCalm accepted to the Spring 2016 Tech Wildcatters accelerator program in Dallas. Following the guidelines of their program, teleCalm conducted market validation with over 50 family caregivers and over another 50 senior-related businesses and groups; including home...

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