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Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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Gun Ownership for Seniors

The Pew Research Center reports that just over 40% of adults report there is a gun in their household. While the majority of gun owners are white men, the typical demographics of gun owners are changing. For example, when it comes to gun ownership for seniors, owning a firearm is becoming even more common than […]

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How Does the Apple Watch Series 6 With Fall Detection Technology Compare?

Apple users always anticipate the next product release, and it is no wonder why. For the past decade, Apple has been at the forefront of innovation, making technology more accessible and helpful to everyone. In September 2020, users were delighted to see the Apple Watch Series 6 was available and even more advanced than most […]

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The Challenge of Keeping Tabs on Senior Loved Ones

The good news? The Baby Boomer generation hasn’t lost any of their spunk with age. The bad news? It can be even more difficult for their children to keep those aging Boomers safe and living independently at home. Fortunately, there are ways you can have peace of mind while your senior loved ones live at […]

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How to Use Technology to Monitor Elderly Parents

No matter if you are caring for aging parents in your own home or from afar, you might wonder if you are doing enough to keep your loved ones safe. The Family Caregiver Alliance reports that you are not alone in your care-giving role…or in your state of stress. More than 32 million Americans report […]

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Choosing a Walk In Shower

When it comes to falling, your bathroom is one of the most dangerous spots in your home. Multiple studies reviewing older adults falls in the home have demonstrated that the majority of slips and falls happen somewhere in the bathroom. Even more startling, falls in the bathroom were more than twice as likely to lead […]

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Best Shoes for Seniors

Excellent fitting shoes can make all the difference to more than just your outfit choice. In fact, older adults can benefit immensely from taking the time to find the best type of shoes for their own personal challenges or needs. Finding the best shoes for seniors can be overwhelming, especially when most options are not […]

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The Future of Medical Alert Systems

It is always astounding to look back on certain products to see how far they have come in the past 10-50 years. Cell phones, for example, look and function completely differently than they did just a few decades ago. Medical alert systems have also changed drastically over the past 30 years thanks to technology advancements […]

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2020 Medical Alert System Choices

Technology makes many parts of our lives easier. In some cases, technology can even make us safer or more healthy. For today’s older adults, medical alert system advancements have harnessed technology to offer peace of mind and instant emergency response. These days, older adults have many options for medical alert system choices. While having multiple […]

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The New Mini Guardian From Medical Guardian

  Seniors and their families have multiple solutions at their fingertips that offer safety and peace of mind. Technology companies are always researching senior trends and designing the best gadgets to support the health of older adults. The Medical Guardian family of products has always been at the forefront of technology developed for older adults […]

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Over 27% of Seniors Reported Falling Over One Year Period

Falls pose a significant health risk to seniors, and can sometimes result in injury or even death. Falling is more common among older adults than many people realize. A study reported by the CDC and conducted in 2018 concluded that 27.5 percent of seniors over the age of 65 reported falling over the prior year. […]

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Fall Detection – Moving Beyond the Pendant

Falls are a leading cause of injuries in people over 65, and if you fall into this category, it’s important to take steps to keep yourself safe. In the past, traditional safety pendants have been the most prevalent form of fall detection for older adults. However, the pendant with only a button isn’t a perfect […]

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Best Walking Canes & Accessories Available

  Current estimates show nearly 8.5 million seniors use some type of mobility device like a walking cane. If you or your aging loved one are in the market for a mobility device, it is easy to become quickly overwhelmed with the sheer number of choices. While everyone needs a mobility aid for different reasons, […]

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