The risk and frequency of falling increases with age. In fact, one out of three adults who are 65 and over will suffer from a fall. If the outcome of the fall is a broken hip, one’s health can take a downward spiral. Breaking a hip can trigger other problems and affect the elderly immune […]
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?”
In recent times, Medical Alert scams have gained in popularity as thieves think of new ways to target seniors. The scheme goes like this: your elderly parent may receive an innocent call from an automated recording promising a free medical alert device. The recording may even say that a family member, friend or doctor has […]
Empty Nest Syndrome is defined as the feeling of extreme loneliness that parents often feel when their children leave their home to live on their own for the first time. It’s only natural to have these symptoms considering all the love and focus that goes into raising a child from birth to adulthood. Medical Alert […]
Shopping around for a medical alert response system can be stressful, especially since there are so many great options to choose from. Surely you want the best medical alert device on the market at the most reasonable price. We here at Medical Alert Advice have taken the guess work out of the process for you. […]
The cost of living at a nursing home ranges from $40,000 to $85,000 and more. Some of the cost variables include the number of services required, where the nursing home is located, and what the actual accommodations are such as a private or shared room or a two-room apartment.
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:
Your father died four years ago. Since then your mother has been living alone in their home in a gated community. She has always had an active social life, is mentally competent, and knows how to get help. She loves her home and has told you she wants to stay there forever.
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, […]
Caring for elderly parents over a long distance is a challenge even in the best of times – when your parents are reasonably healthy and you and your siblings are still talking to each other. Even so, a major concern is the struggle to figure out when you need to be with your aging parents […]
As your parents get older and have more problems getting around their house, it’s time to talk to them about where they want to spend their elder years. If their home or your home is the answer, you will need to plan what renovations need to be considered to make their living environment as safe […]
When elderly people can no longer care for themselves in their own homes, in-home care can allow them to stay at home. Whether home is a private home or a retirement setting,