Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

mini guardian

The New Mini Guardian From Medical Guardian

  Seniors and their families have multiple solutions at their fingertips that offer safety and peace of mind. Technology companies are always researching senior trends and designing the best gadgets to support the health of older adults. The Medical Guardian family of products has always been at the forefront of technology developed for older adults […]

READ MORE


seniors holding hands together across the street

Over 27% of Seniors Reported Falling Over One Year Period

Falls pose a significant health risk to seniors, and can sometimes result in injury or even death. Falling is more common among older adults than many people realize. A study reported by the CDC and conducted in 2018 concluded that 27.5 percent of seniors over the age of 65 reported falling over the prior year. […]

READ MORE


fall detection warning, caution symbol

Fall Detection – Moving Beyond the Pendant

Falls are a leading cause of injuries in people over 65, and if you fall into this category, it’s important to take steps to keep yourself safe. In the past, traditional safety pendants have been the most prevalent form of fall detection for older adults. However, the pendant with only a button isn’t a perfect […]

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 woman with trees in background

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Made Seniors an Easier Target for Scammers

COVID-19 has changed so many aspects of our life, including a massive economic downturn. With many people out of work, financial scams have become more prominent than ever and senior citizens are often the target. Even before the spread of the virus, seniors were already a target for scammers. Many seniors live alone and enjoy […]

READ MORE


parent and senior guardian, man with halo and wings

Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Guardians

As your loved ones get older, they may struggle to maintain their daily routine. If a senior’s health declines to the point where they can no longer live safely on their own, the court may appoint them a senior guardian, also known as an adult guardian. If you have a friend or family member who […]

READ MORE


medical guardian or power of attorney selection

Adult Medical Guardian or Power of Attorney (POA) – Which One Do You Need?

We don’t always anticipate the loss of our health, but it’s a natural part of the aging process and something that everyone should be prepared for. Chronic illnesses and injuries often mean that we need to rely on the people around us to help with important tasks and decisions. In the unlikely event that you […]

READ MORE


Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance Explained

Whether you are exploring long-term care insurance policies for yourself or for your aging loved ones, it doesn’t take too long before you start to feel confused or overwhelmed. Even the most financially savvy person can start to drown in the options available on most long-term care insurance plans. Fortunately, you can sift through the […]

READ MORE


In-Car Medical Alert System

Bay Alarm Medical’s In-Car Medical Alert System Provides Peace of Mind Behind the Wheel

  As seniors get older, health complications or chronic conditions can lead them to begin worrying about losing their independence. For many older adults, losing their driver’s license is a traumatic event, as their license represents the ability to go where they want, when they want. However, even though seniors want to keep their driving […]

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


How to Get Your Siblings to Help Take Care of Aging Parents

Of course your parents love you, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t elated when they found a sitter and could step out for some alone time. Later in life, these roles can sometimes reverse, and you may find yourself repaying the favor. There may come a time when you need a little help taking care […]

READ MORE


elderly on a wheelchair with cane

A Sibling’s Survival Guide to Caring for Aging Parents

If you’re like most families, you’ve likely had a childhood punctuated by random quarrels among siblings. However, there comes a time when you all must band together – when your parents are no longer able to care for themselves. How do you ensure things go well when it comes to caring for elderly parents? Most […]

READ MORE