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Top Trips to Take in Your Retirement

Once you have retired, you can ideally start planning to do some fun things that you didn’t have time for previously, and one of those things is travel.  You often hear an individual say, “You shouldn’t bother traveling overseas unless you can spend at least 2 or more weeks there.”  If a trip like that […]

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The Value of Having a Medical Alert System

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three adults age 65 and over suffer from falls each year, and 25% of those incidents result in moderate to severe injuries.  To put those numbers in perspective, 2.3 million seniors were treated for fall-related injuries in emergency rooms in 2010 alone. 

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Avoid Senior Scams

Increasingly, scam artists are targeting senior citizens as victims.  This is due to the perception that seniors assume honesty in the marketplace and are less likely to take action when defrauded, due to embarrassment.  In particular, scammers will seek out seniors who have recently lost a spouse and may be unfamiliar with handling their finances, […]

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Dealing with loss of spouse

Support Tips for Losing a Spouse

Losing the person closest to you can be devastating. You may experience many stages of grief and will most certainly have to adjust to a new living situation. Everyone handles such a loss in different ways; so do not be ashamed for feeling hopeless or alone. Medical Alert Advice has some tips to help you […]

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Broken Hip Recovery Tips

Recovery Tips for Senior Falls

The risk and frequency of falling increases with age. In fact, one out of three adults who are 65 and over will suffer from a fall. If the outcome of the fall is a broken hip, one’s health can take a downward spiral. Breaking a hip can trigger other problems and affect the elderly immune […]

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Avoid Medical Alert System Scams

In recent times, Medical Alert scams have gained in popularity as thieves think of new ways to target seniors citizens. The scheme goes like this: your elderly parent may receive an innocent telemarketing call from an automated recording promising a free medical alert device. The recording may even say that a family member, friend or […]

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Empty Nest Syndrome Signs and Helpful Tips

Empty Nest Syndrome is defined as the feeling of extreme loneliness that parents often feel when their children leave their home to live on their own for the first time. When your children leave home, it’s only natural to have these symptoms considering all the love and focus that goes into raising a child from […]

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The Pros and Cons of LifeStation

Shopping around for a medical alert response system can be stressful, especially since there are so many great options to choose from. Surely you want the best medical alert device on the market at the most reasonable price. We here at Medical Alert Advice have taken the guess work out of the process for you […]

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The Cost of In-Home Care

The Cost of Aging With In-Home Care

 The cost of living at a nursing home ranges from $40,000 to $85,000 and more. Some of the cost variables include the number of services required, where the nursing home is located, and what the actual accommodations are such as a private or shared room or a two-room apartment.

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Senior at Home Safety Tips

Home Safety Tips for Aging Parents

As your parents get older and have more problems getting around their house, it’s time to talk to them about where they want to spend their elder years. If their home or your home is the answer, you will need to plan what renovations need to be considered to make their living environment as safe […]

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See How You Can Live Independently With LifeStation

You Must Maintain Your Home When You Live Alone

  Living alone isn’t something you typically plan for – it just happens.  You may have been married for many years and had a house full of kids.  Slowly the children went away to college, got married, and began a life on their own.  You and your spouse were then officially “empty nesters.”  Quite a […]

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Why Not Just Add a Wireless Medical Pendant To Your Security System?

So you were talking with your neighbor, and she mentioned that she had her security company simply add a wireless medical pendant to her security system  If she needs medical attention, all she has to do is press the button, and they will contact the emergency medical service (EMS) for her.  Doesn’t sound like a […]

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