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Defining Sibling Roles in Caregiving for Elderly Parents

Taking care of elderly parents who live in another state requires family members to work cooperatively. In fact, the more your brothers and sisters (or siblings) participate in the caregiving of your aging mother and father, the less alone any one sibling caregiver feels in their role, especially if they live closest to your parents.


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Comparing Medical Alert Companies is Like Going To a New Restaurant

Comparing medical alert companies can be difficult because you are actually comparing service companies.  Our goal is to use our industry knowledge and experience to act as a personal shopper and researcher for you while you are comparing medical alert systems.


Activity Monitoring Explored

Activity Monitoring (also known as  inactivity monitoring) is a premium service offered by many medical alert monitoring companies.  The point of this service is to be sure that your loved one is moving around freely throughout the day.  Just because they have their  medical alert button or pendant with them does not guarantee that they […]


Why is a TMA (CSAA) Five Diamond Certified Monitoring Center Important For Medical Alert Monitoring?

Who is TMA (formally CSAA)? Central station, monitoring center, central monitoring facility, and dispatch center are all terms used to describe the place where your medical alert monitoring is performed. There are many different standards that can be used to rate these facilities.  You may have heard the terms UL-Listed or FM Approved used to […]


Medical Alert Systems With Telehealth & Telemedicine Monitoring

Medical alert monitoring systems come in many forms. Typically, these personal emergency response systems (PERS) include emergency wireless medical buttons in the form of a pendant, wrist-watch, or belt-clip.  They also feature two-way voice communication with the medical alert monitoring company, inactivity monitoring, and pill reminders.


Medical Alert Systems Are An Option To Rising Senior Care Housing Costs

As the plummeting real estate market continues to hit families hard, costs for senior housing are still expected to rise. This is according to to a September 23, 2009 article in National Real Estate Investor, a professional trade publication for commercial real estate investment.  The article states that rents are still on the rise even […]


Two Medical Alert Monitoring Systems For The Price of One?

Well almost : – )  Some medical alert monitoring companies, like our top-rated LifeStation, have a feature that you may not be aware of. It allows you to purchase one system and have service for two people!  That’s the perfect solution for mom and dad living independently together at home.


What About Non-Monitored Medical Alert Systems?

Medical alert monitoring systems come in three basic forms. The first, and most popular, are the two-way voice systems.  They are the emergency alert systems that typically come to mind when considering a medical alert system – think of Life Alert systems and their catchy tagline “Help I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up.” The second […]


Can You Move Your Medical Alert System To Another Home?

  If your loved one is moving in with you, is a snowbird, or may just be spending time on an extended vacation, can they take their medical alert system with them?  That’s a good question.  Since you’ve seen how simple it is to install a system (if not, see our Basic Installation & Set-Up […]


What Are The Most Important Features of a Medical Alert System?

Mainstream medical alert systems have come a long way over the years. Not so much in new features, but in performance and reliability.  Things like pendant button range and battery life have evolved as the wireless and battery technologies have been able to give us smaller buttons with more range, using less power.


Buying A Medical Alert System Can Be An Emotional Experience

Buying a medical alert monitoring system can be difficult on an emotional level. Whether your buying for yourself, a spouse, or your loved one, you are forced to face a life changing reality.  You’re loved one is aging.  We all age, and do it everyday.  That’s just part of life.  But when your in the […]


In a Medical Emergency, Save Your Loved One and Their Door!

Have you thought about how to access your loved one’s home in the case of an emergency? I’m sure you have a key, but is there a neighbor nearby with one as well?  It’s a good idea to have something as simple as “who has a key to my parent’s house” sorted-out, in advance.