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Health and Safety

Fitness is important to your overall health

Joining a Fitness Center as an Older Adult

If you are an aging adult considering joining a gym, you may be wondering if you’ll stick-out like a sore thumb.  Be assured that this won’t be the case.  According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sports club Association, more than 11 million Americans ages 55 and over have gym memberships.

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healthy food choices as we age

Healthy Food Choices for Aging Adults

You may notice as you age that you can no longer eat the same amounts and types of food you used to enjoy without experiencing unwanted digestive issues or weight gain.  This is because your metabolism slows down as you age.  Since you need to take in less food as you get older, it becomes […]

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Feel safe in your own home

Protect Yourself from Crimes Against the Elderly

Unfortunately, the elderly are often victims of criminal acts.  For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that because criminals assume senior citizens have a monetary nest egg, they are often targeted in fraud schemes that result in their bank accounts being drained.  Additionally, due to the perception that older people are less able […]

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Tips for Older Drivers

When a senior citizen is involved in a car accident, it seems people are quick to jump to the conclusion that the age of the driver was a factor.  This is a fallacy, as getting older does not automatically worsen your driving skills.  However, you should be aware that ongoing changes to your body may […]

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Be Alert – Use Medications Safely

Thanks to modern medicine, Americans are living longer than ever before.  The average life expectancy for men is now 75.6 years, and it is 80.7 years for women.  Chances are that as you age, your doctor will prescribe medications for you to manage your medical conditions and help you live a longer and healthier life.  […]

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Medical Alert Gift

Give the Gift of Medial Alert Protection

The holiday season is upon us and while you are visiting loved ones this year, we encourage you to think about their protection as they are getting older. Are they protected in case of an emergency? Has their home been proofed for fall hazards? Considering that one in three elderly individuals will suffer from a […]

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Pros and Cons of Medical Guardian

Medical Alert Advice’s goal is to provide honest and real reviews of the top medical alert systems on the market.  Medical Guardian is one of the up-and-coming medical alert companies in the industry and we often get asked “How does Medical Guardian system compare?”

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Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Falls can be devastating for the elderly because they often result in serious injury and recovery is usually very expensive. Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors fall more frequently than younger people. They include:

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Preventing Broken Hips

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Each year, one in every three adults, age 65 and over, has an accidental fall.  These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injuries.  Even so, less than half of those injured discuss the incident with their doctors, putting themselves at an even higher risk of dying.  In 2010, […]

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Prevent Falls in Your Home

How to Prevent Falls In Your Home

We all know that aging successfully depends a great deal on good and healthy lifetime habits.  Your genes are also an important factor for aging successfully but more importantly is a favorable environment for your physical and emotional abilities and needs. This means that where you live – your own  home – plays a major […]

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Hip Fractures Cause Severe Health Problems & Lead To Premature Death

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90% of all hip fractures are caused from falls in seniors aged 65 and older. 

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3 Simple Life Saving Tips To Protect Your Loved One

There are some very simple things you can do to bring peace of mind to you and your elderly loved one.  Some of these should be done in your own home.  We’ll look at 3 simple, yet effective tips that you can put in place in no time.

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