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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Apple Watch Series 4

Is The Apple Watch Series 4 or 5 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 was first introduced with the Apple Watch Series 4 and continues with the Series 5. But, to first understand how this watch can help seniors, you have to understand the […]

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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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The History of Life Alert Services For Seniors

Life alert services date back to 1972 when a psychology professor called Dibner came up with an idea of helping the elderly get emergency help even when they could not get to their telephones. Dibner thought that such a device would save many seniors’ lives by getting them the help they need as soon as […]

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