Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

Can Amazon Alexa Help Detect a Heart Attack?

Most people are aware of certain heart attack symptoms, like sweating, chest tightness, and pain in the left arm. However, one symptom most people are not aware of is agonal breathing. Agonal breathing is a distinct type of gasping, guttural, abnormal breath that is made by about half of people who experience a heart attack, […]

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What Does Aging in Place Really Mean?

  Most people would like to continue living at home as they age, or with family if necessary. Nearly everyone wants as much independence as possible as they get older. The concept of aging independently is central to the idea of “aging in place.” Aging in place looks like different things to different people, and […]

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Technology That Makes Aging At Home a Viable Alternative To a Nursing Home

  One of the most difficult conversations a family ever has to have is how best to take care of their elderly relative after they have had an incident. This is especially true following one that causes their family to fear for their safety while they are alone in their home. Most people want to […]

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Why Getting A Medical Alert System Is A Good Idea

Why Getting a Medical Alert System is a Good Idea

  Medical alert systems (or emergency response systems as they are also known) are devices that give seniors constant access to help if there is an emergency. These are especially useful in case a senior falls and is unable to regain their footing. Traditionally, they are small devices that can be worn around the neck […]

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Tips on Making a Home Safe and Accessible for Seniors

Tips on Making a Home Safe and Accessible for Seniors

  The vast majority of seniors wish to stay in their own homes as they age. This can put a strain on both the senior and their family since it can become increasingly unsafe for an older adult to remain at home if they start losing their mental and physical capabilities. However, often times, modifications […]

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Support for Physician Alert Devices Rises to 79% Globally

Support for Physician Alert Devices Rises to 79% Globally

  Despite the growing concerns over privacy and the idea that technology is invading our personal lives, there is still ever-increasing support for medical alert devices that immediately update health providers with your medical stats. Recent polling has shown that about 79% of people favor health monitoring medical devices that immediately alert your physician to […]

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How Medical Alert Devices Can be a Lifeline for Aftercare

How Medical Alert Devices Can be a Lifeline for Aftercare

  Independent living has long been among the most critical factors in the overall happiness and health for those living their golden years. For a long time, many seniors were forced to give up their independent living due to health issues that require constant monitoring or checking-up on. Heart attacks and strokes are two of […]

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How to Become Tech Savvy Senior

How to Become Tech a Savvy Senior

  Technology can improve your life, even if you are in your golden years. New devices can give today’s seniors a whole new level of interconnectivity, social interaction, and personal safety. The problem is that there are so many new technological devices out there that it can be easy to be overwhelmed and frustrated. With […]

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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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