Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

Fitness is important to your overall health

Joining a Fitness Center as an Older Adult

If you are an aging adult considering joining a gym, you may be wondering if you’ll stick-out like a sore thumb.  Be assured that this won’t be the case.  According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sports club Association, more than 11 million Americans ages 55 and over have gym memberships.

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healthy food choices as we age

Healthy Food Choices for Aging Adults

You may notice as you age that you can no longer eat the same amounts and types of food you used to enjoy without experiencing unwanted digestive issues or weight gain.  This is because your metabolism slows down as you age.  Since you need to take in less food as you get older, it becomes […]

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Feel safe in your own home

Protect Yourself from Crimes Against the Elderly

Unfortunately, the elderly are often victims of criminal acts.  For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that because criminals assume senior citizens have a monetary nest egg, they are often targeted in fraud schemes that result in their bank accounts being drained.  Additionally, due to the perception that older people are less able […]

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Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Aging Parent

Because independence is strongly valued in American society, it is not as common as it once was for children to continue to live with their parents into adulthood.  However, over time, there has been an increase in aging parents moving in with their children.  As the baby boomer generation grows older, the number of multi-generational […]

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Tips for Older Drivers

When a senior citizen is involved in a car accident, it seems people are quick to jump to the conclusion that the age of the driver was a factor.  This is a fallacy, as getting older does not automatically worsen your driving skills.  However, you should be aware that ongoing changes to your body may […]

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Be Alert – Use Medications Safely

Thanks to modern medicine, Americans are living longer than ever before.  The average life expectancy for men is now 75.6 years, and it is 80.7 years for women.  Chances are that as you age, your doctor will prescribe medications for you to manage your medical conditions and help you live a longer and healthier life.  […]

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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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Medical Alert Gift

Give the Gift of Medial Alert Protection

The holiday season is upon us and while you are visiting loved ones this year, we encourage you to think about their protection as they are getting older. Are they protected in case of an emergency? Has their home been proofed for fall hazards? Considering that one in three elderly individuals will suffer from a […]

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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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Pros and Cons of Medical Guardian

Medical Alert Advice’s goal is to provide honest and real reviews of the top medical alert systems on the market.  Medical Guardian is one of the up-and-coming medical alert companies in the industry and we often get asked “How does Medical Guardian system compare?”

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medical alert scam

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 next syndrome

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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