Long distance caregiving of your elderly parents requires planning for a crisis. You can actually start that planning before your next visit by searching online for the many local resources that are available for your parent. Taking that list of resources with you during your next visit, you can add to the list by personally […]
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 […]
Taking care of elderly parents who live in another state requires family members to work cooperatively. In fact, the more you and your siblings participate in the caregiving of your aging mother and father, the less alone any one sibling caregiver feels in their role, especially if they live closest to your parents.
In-home care providers offer a practical option when seniors are no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes. But how do you know if a potential in-home caregiver has the skills to provide the compassionate and competent care you want for your loved one?
Comparing medical alert companies can be difficult because you are actually comparing service companies. Our goal is to use our industry knowledge and experience to act as a personal shopper and researcher for you.
Living alone isn’t something you typically plan for – it just happens. You may have been married for many years and had a house full of kids. Slowly the children went away to college, got married, and began a life on their own. You and your spouse were then officially “empty nesters.” Quite a […]
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.
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.
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of deaths relating to injuries. In fact, more than one third of adults aged 65 and older fall every year in the U.S.
Activity Monitoring (also known as inactivity monitoring) is a premium service offered by many medical alert monitoring companies. The point of this service is to be sure that your loved one is moving around freely throughout the day. Just because they have their medical alert button or pendant with them does not guarantee that they […]
Central station, monitoring center, central monitoring facility, and dispatch center are all terms used to describe the place where your medical alert monitoring is performed. There are many different standards that can be used to rate these facilities. You may have heard the terms UL-Listed or FM Approved used to describe these operations. Since there […]
Medical alert monitoring systems come in many forms. Typically, these personal emergency response systems (PERS) include emergency wireless medical buttons in the form of a pendant, wrist-watch, or belt-clip. They also feature two-way voice communication with the medical alert monitoring company, inactivity monitoring, and pill reminders.