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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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Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Falls can be devastating for the elderly because they often result in serious injury and recovery is usually very expensive. Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors fall more frequently than younger people. They include:

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Find In-Home Care Providers In Your Area

How In-Home Care Helps Your Parents Live Comfortably

Your father died four years ago. Since then your mother has been living alone in their home in a gated community. She has always had an active social life, is mentally competent, and knows how to get help. She loves her home and has told you she wants to stay there forever.

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Preventing Broken Hips

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Each year, one in every three adults, age 65 and over, has an accidental fall.  These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injuries.  Even so, less than half of those injured discuss the incident with their doctors, putting themselves at an even higher risk of dying.  In 2010, […]

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Caring for a Loved One Long Distance

Guide to Caring for Elderly Parents from Long Distance

Caregiving for elderly parents over a long distance is a challenge even in the best of times – when your parents are reasonably healthy and you and your siblings are still talking to each other. Even so, a major concern is the struggle to figure out when you need to be with your aging parents […]

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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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In-Home Care Provides Seniors The Help They Need

What is In-Home Care and How Does it Benefit Seniors?

When elderly people can no longer care for themselves in their own homes, in-home care can allow them to stay at home. Whether home is a private home or a retirement setting,

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Long Distance Care of Aging Parents

Top Resources for Long Distance Care of Aging Parents

Long distance caregiving of your elderly parents requires planning for a crisis. You can actually start that planning before your next visit by searching online for the many local resources that are available for your parent. Taking that list of resources with you during your next visit, you can add to the list by personally […]

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Prevent Falls in Your Home

How to Prevent Falls In Your Home

We all know that aging successfully depends a great deal on good and healthy lifetime habits.  Your genes are also an important factor for aging successfully but more importantly is a favorable environment for your physical and emotional abilities and needs. This means that where you live – your own  home – plays a major […]

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Siblings Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Defining Sibling Roles in Caregiving for Elderly Parents

Taking care of elderly parents who live in another state requires family members to work cooperatively. In fact, the more your brothers and sisters (or siblings) participate in the caregiving of your aging mother and father, the less alone any one sibling caregiver feels in their role, especially if they live closest to your parents.

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In-home Care Providers Help Seniors Remain in Their Own Homes

Five Critical Questions to Ask Potential Home Health Care Providers

In-home care providers offer a practical option when seniors are no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes or if a family caregiver is not an option. But how do you know if a potential in-home caregiver has the skills to provide the compassionate and competent care you want for your loved […]

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