Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

How Seniors Use Virtual Assistant Devices

If you are like most Americans, you have some type of virtual assistant device or app in your home, in your purse, or even on your person. Virtual assistant devices, like Google Home or Amazon Alexa, are fun to have around the home, but they are also quite useful. Many older adults are jumping on […]

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Finding the Best Medical Alerts for Seniors with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

The announcement that Bruce Willis is stepping down from acting due to a diagnosis of aphasia has brought cognitive health back into the national spotlight. Any type of cognitive decline, dementia or not, can cause safety concerns for the person. There are many ways to ensure safety and fast emergency response, including medical alert devices, […]

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Financial Costs of Family Caregiving

As your loved one gets older, you might find that you are taking on additional responsibilities. You might be coordinating their physician appointments to meet your work schedule, dropping off their prescriptions at the pharmacy, or stopping by to check on them daily on your way home from work. Family caregivers quickly take on the […]

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13 Must Have Gadgets for Seniors

Technology has made daily life a little bit more convenient for most of us. Whether you use a grocery delivery app, track your steps on your watch, or use an Alexa Home device to play a specific song, you are likely using technology in at least a few ways each day. Fortunately, technology has come […]

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The Best Video Call Devices & Apps for Seniors

Seniors today are more connected to loved ones than ever before. Thanks in part to the popularity of video calls, older adults can check in with their great-grandchild while they are at college or see how much their grandchild is showing while she is pregnant. Video calls are quite helpful for connecting seniors and decreasing […]

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Juggling Work and Caregiving

If you are a member of the “sandwich generation”, adults who are simultaneously raising kids as well as caring for their aging parents, you can feel like you are the only one who is dealing with the challenges that come with a new caregiving role. However, you aren’t the only one learning to juggle work […]

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Getting Paid as a Family Caregiver

If you have found yourself in a family caregiver role, you might feel like you are the only one who understands what it is like to juggle responsibilities for both your older loved one, your children, your job, and your spouse. It’s a lot, and it can quickly add up before you know how to […]

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What Is a Medical Assistant (CMA)?

If you are searching for a career with stability and the opportunity to make a real difference in your community, healthcare jobs are the answer. Working in healthcare can give you the chance to form your own career path, ensuring you can take charge of your future and what comes next. Fortunately, starting a career […]

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How to Find a Gym for Seniors

Purposefully and intentionally moving your body is one of the best ways you can stay healthy, no matter your age. However, it can become more intimidating to walk into a gym or group fitness class if you are an older adult, even if you have had experience with physical exercise in the past. Fortunately, there […]

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Family Caregiver FAQ: How Do I Handle Angry Parents?

When you are an adult child of aging parents, you can find yourself in situations you haven’t had to face before. For many family caregivers, handling angry parents who lash out about care or during care can be challenging and frustrating. If you are wondering how to appropriately respond when your aging parent is angry, […]

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Self-Care Activities for Seniors

When you think of health and wellness as you age, what habits or activities come to mind? While most people think of staying physically fit with plenty of exercise and healthy eating, there is a lot more to holistic wellness than regular walks around the block and salads for dinner. In fact, more and more […]

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How to Get Up After a Fall: A Guide for Seniors

If you have ever fallen before, you already know it is a scary and vulnerable situation to be in. For many older adults, falling can cause serious health consequences, both physically and emotionally. However, feeling prepared with what to do immediately after a fall can help older adults feel empowered and confident should they find […]

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