Once you have retired, you can ideally start planning to do some fun things that you didn’t have time for previously, and one of those things is travel. You often hear an individual say, “You shouldn’t bother traveling overseas unless you can spend at least 2 or more weeks there.” If a trip like that […]
If you have an aging relative who is living independently, chances are the time will arrive when they find they just can’t handle all of their responsibilities on their own anymore. However, this does not necessarily mean your loved one needs to either move in with you or into an assisted living facility. Sometimes the […]
Contrary to the advertising you so often see on television, medical alert systems were not designed for use solely by the elderly. They can actually be used by individuals of all ages for a variety of reasons, both short and long term. For example, medical alert systems can be extremely useful for anyone in the […]
According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, your risk of death from fire increases significantly as you get older. In fact, the organization states that 1,100 Americans ages 65 and older die each year as the result of a home fire. Additionally, when compared to the […]
A June 2013 research study, conducted by the Mayo Clinic, revealed that 7 out of 10 Americans take at least one prescription medication. In fact, more than 50 percent of Americans take two prescription drugs, and 20 percent take at least five different medicines. The Center for Disease Control reports that the number of medications […]
Do you have an elderly parent that spends a great deal of time home alone? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for senior citizens to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. As people age, they face a number of unpleasant issues, such as vision and hearing loss, a loss of the ability to drive, and physical aches […]
While we often think of medical alert systems as items for the elderly, this is not necessarily the case. There are actually individuals of all ages who could greatly benefit from having a medical alert system.
Unfortunately, criminals tend to view senior citizens as excellent targets for crime. The assumption is often made that someone older will be living alone, be more gullible, or otherwise is just easier to dupe with lies and schemes. Seniors are often the victims of home repair fraud, car theft, robbery, purse snatching, pickpocketing, and monetary […]
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three adults age 65 and over suffer from falls each year, and 25% of those incidents result in moderate to severe injuries. To put those numbers in perspective, 2.3 million seniors were treated for fall-related injuries in emergency rooms in 2010 alone.
Advancements in medicine have contributed to us living longer-healthier lives, and now more than ever, many people are healthy enough to live independently well into their twilight years. However, as we age, changes to our bodies necessitate that we take some safety precautions around the house that were not necessary before.
Selecting a medical alert system for a loved one is a very important responsibility. If this is your first time selecting such a system, you may be wondering how to narrow your options. If so, you should know the main information you need to make a decision falls into five major categories.
Increasingly, scam artists are targeting senior citizens as victims. This is due to the perception that seniors assume honesty in the marketplace and are less likely to take action when defrauded, due to embarrassment. In particular, scammers will seek out seniors who have recently lost a spouse and may be unfamiliar with handling their finances, […]