Medical Alert Advice Blog

Health and Safety

Getting Out and About After Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Older adults over the age of 65 were one of the first groups to become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have gotten your vaccine, or if you are finishing up your series, you might be wondering when it is safe to get back to a “normal”, pre-pandemic routine. The past year has […]

READ MORE


10 Best Emergency Alert Apps

When you see dark clouds approaching, or hear on the radio that your area is at risk for a tornado, where can you turn for more reliable information? While local and national news sources are excellent first stops to learn more about current and potential emergency situations, it is wise to also have other resources […]

READ MORE


Alert and Warning Systems

When there is an emergency, whether local or national, do you know how to get the information you need to stay safe? For most of us, weather emergencies and other types of emergency situations are rare occurrences. Having fewer emergency situations is a blessing, certainly, but it also can mean most of us are out […]

READ MORE


walkers for seniors

Walkers for Seniors: Benefits and How to Choose Your Best Option

Approximately 12% of older adults use walkers during everyday activities around the home and while out and about. However, seniors can seriously struggle with finding the right walker for their specific needs and lifestyle. Without the right walker, older adults can increase their risk of falling as well as decrease the activities they enjoyed in […]

READ MORE


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, […]

READ MORE


senior standing in a grocery stall

Why are Seniors Grocery Shopping Twice a Week?

With COVID-19 currently sweeping across the globe. Many are left wondering: why are seniors grocery shopping twice a week when they’re in the highest risk bracket? There are several reasons seniors are choosing to leave their homes during the pandemic. One is that many of them do not have smartphones, meaning they can’t utilize at-home […]

READ MORE


7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Pay For

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Pay For

  At a certain point in your life, you may begin to think about yourself differently. You may suddenly discover that you are no longer the “kid” at work. Wrinkles become permanent instead of only appearing on occasion. And then a little one begins to call you “Nana” or “Papa,” and you know that you […]

READ MORE


Common Tech Scams that Target Seniors & How to Avoid Them

If you ever get a call that goes something like this, hang up immediately: “This is a call from Microsoft (or another reputable tech company). We encounter a serious issue coming out of your computer. It seems to be someone is trying to hijack your identity and trying to steal your social security number and […]

READ MORE


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, […]

READ MORE


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 […]

READ MORE


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 […]

READ MORE


apple-watch-fitbit-bring-new-era-of-health-monitoring-devices

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 […]

READ MORE