Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

Woman, 83, Uses Medical Alert Device to Call for Help After Break-In

83 Year Old Women Uses Medical Alert to Call for Help After Break-In

  83-year-old Willena Payne was sleeping peacefully in her home in Oxford, Nova Scotia,on December 9th when she was awakened by a loud noise at 1:30AM. The bang was followed by men’s voices that traveled down into Payne’s basement before returning up the stairs and heading for her bedroom door. She then saw a man […]

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Here's What You Should Know Before Buying a Medical Alert Device

Here’s What You Should Know Before Buying a Medical Alert Device

  For many seniors, access to a medical alert device can be what makes the difference between life and death. According to the CDC, heart conditions – especially heart attacks and strokes – are the primary cause of death among seniors. However, if these individuals receive emergency help quickly enough, most of these deaths could […]

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Technology Devices that Make Life Easier for You and Your Loved One

  The field of senior caregiving, like many other fields, is becoming increasingly high-tech. In 2015, startup companies that deal with the health of individuals over the age of 50 received $1.3 billion in funding, and at that point the year was only half over. During a discussion at the 2014 National Alliance for Caregiving, […]

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Caregiver Burnout: Causes and Prevention

Caregiver Burnout: Causes and Prevention

  Being a caregiver is a full-time job that has its own unique ups and downs. You have pressure on you from so many different angles — another person is depending on you for their subsistence. But what happens when you simply don’t feel like doing it anymore? When that feeling known as “burnout” happens, […]

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Apple Watch & Fitbit Bring New Era of Health Monitoring Devices

Today’s modern technology is making it easier to take charge of your health and be alerted to any abnormal changes our bodies may be experiencing. The Apple Watch is a device that connects to your iPhone and is worn on your wrist. Besides giving you the time and working as an actual watch, it notifies […]

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Medical Alert Systems Keep Older People Safe

Medical Alert Systems Keep Older People Safe

  “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”. We have all heard the phrase and seen the commercials but unless you are in a situation where this can happen to yourself or someone you love then you don’t truly grasp the catch phrase. Ultimately, the goal of these commercials is to let consumers know that […]

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Lenovo Smart Display

Lenovo Smart Display

  Technology devices in our homes are no longer just a computer, smart phone or even a personal assistant. Growing trends in the world of tech change almost daily and these geniuses are creating devices that we never dreamt about needing to take care of tasks at home. The recent CES convention had all these […]

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Apple Watch Series 4

Is The Apple Watch Series 4 With Fall Detection Right For You?

As technology advances, seniors have access to more and more options when it comes to monitoring their health, safety and wellbeing. The latest tech news comes from Apple with the Apple Watch Series 4. But, to first understand how this watch can help seniors, you have to understand the latest technology they have built into […]

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How to Identify Scams That Affect Seniors & Others

How to Outsmart the Latest Senior Scams

These days, scams have become smarter and more sophisticated and we as consumers need to do our best to be aware of the latest and greatest scams out there targeting senior citizens. Medical Alert Advice’s friends at LifeLock (a Symantec company) have put together a very handy guide to identify scams, along with a useful guide […]

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Elder-proof your home

Elder-Proof Your Home To Let Loved Ones Age In Place

As we get older, daily tasks that were once done without any thought can become troublesome and even dangerous.  The risk of tripping or taking a fall increases with age and decline related to health issues.  As mobility decreases, dangers in the home environment seem to rise and fall prevention tips become necessary.

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Who Would Benefit From a Medical Alert System? Not Just Seniors!

Have you noticed how most TV commercials or magazine ads portray those that use home medical alert devices as seniors? It’s a natural assumption that these systems are indeed only for the elderly because we’ve been trained to think so.  However, the truth is that a medical alert system is truly ideal for nearly anyone […]

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Tips for Helping Seniors Budget on a Fixed Income

Today, many retirees don’t have 401(k)s or any other pension plan. As a result, many senior citizens will have to get by using just their Social Security earnings and possibly revenue from low income jobs. For those who had been accustomed to living well beyond that income bracket, making the necessary adjustments can be a […]

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