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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 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 comes from Apple with the Apple Watch Series 4. But, to first understand how this watch can help seniors, you have to understand the latest technology they have built into […]

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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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The History of 911

Feeling safe begins with the specific safeguards that are out there that provide the person with a sense of comfort and security. 911 is one of these comforts that people use whenever they are in distress and need help. The 911 telephone number is able to provide your home with firefighters, paramedics for medical emergencies, […]

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Ten Dementia Warning Signs You Need To Know

Contrary to common thought, dementia is not a disease in and of itself.  Rather, dementia is an umbrella term which encompasses any type of decline in mental ability that is severe enough to impact a person’s ability to perform their everyday activities.  The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, which accounts for 60 […]

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Educate Yourself About Elder Abuse

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), one in every ten Americans age 60 and over experience elder abuse each year, many of them in multiple ways such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional or psychological abuse. Unfortunately, this is a crime that is severely under-reported, as it is estimated that only […]

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