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Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

Senior Falling on Floor

What is Fall Detection & Do You Need It?

  You probably have some general idea of what a fall detection device does. After all, most of you probably remember the “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” commercials on TV. Today we would like to teach you what fall detection technology looks like now — more than 30 years after those commercials first […]

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Vayyar HOME SmartHome Technology Can Detect & Prevent Falls

  Homes today are definitely not the same as the homes of the 1980s or 90s. Thanks to technology, it is common for most houses to feature smart plugs, smart TVs, smart locks and virtual assistant services like Alexa or Siri. SmartHome technology is making life a bit easier and more convenient, which is why […]

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Freedom Guardian medical alert device

Freedom Guardian: A Smarter and More Stylish Medical Alert

  Just a decade ago, medical alert devices were functional but definitely not stylish. Fortunately, advances in technology along with taking opinions of active seniors into account have given the market a much-needed revitalization. Today, medical alert devices are functional, smart, and actually useful during daily life and not just in emergencies. It only takes […]

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Is Senior Living Affordable?

Is Senior Living Affordable?

  We have all seen the swanky, beautiful senior living communities that look more like a resort than a retirement center. Such facilities often have fitness clubs, restaurants, free transportation options, and a personal concierge. If you have lived modestly throughout your life, you may look at such plush accommodations and assume that they are […]

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4 Things Retirees Should Never Carry with Them

4 Things Retirees Should Never Carry with Them

  If you are a fan of Seinfeld, you probably remember the episode where George pulls out his bulging wallet. His friends mocked him for carrying so many unneeded items in his wallet, but George insisted that he loved carrying around his “good friend.” He said that regardless if “his friend” was morbidly obese or […]

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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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Automatic Pill Dispenser

Hero Uses Technology to Make Medication Management Easier

One of the major concerns family members of senior loved ones share is worry about medication management. It’s no wonder seniors and their family members are anxious; adverse drug events drive nearly 450,000 older adults to emergency rooms annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Fortunately, Hero has harnessed technology and innovation to provide […]

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Free Online Courses Cater to Seniors

Free Online Courses Cater to Seniors

You have seen the headlines on websites and retirement magazines. You know there are free, high-interest online classes available to you as a senior citizen. But are they free to every senior? If so, how do you find the classes? Can you earn a degree from taking these free courses? Here are some answers to […]

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What are the Best (even FREE) Colleges for Older Learners?

Did you know that Julia Child didn’t write her first cookbook until she was 50? And did you know that Ray Kroc didn’t start the McDonald’s franchise until he was 52? As you face your golden years, it is important to realize that your best years may be ahead of you. Instead of sinking into […]

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Best Free Online Courses for Seniors

Are you retired? You may have been looking forward to retiring from your job for years. Maybe you dreamt of it for decades. Now that you are retired, is it everything you thought it would be? Maybe you enjoyed the first year. Perhaps you went on a bucket-list trip, deep cleaned your home, organized your […]

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Alarm.com Wellness

Alarm.com Wellness Provides Smart Independent Senior Living

Who is Alarm.com?  Alarm.com was founded in 2000 and they provide whole home protection with their smart home security solution. They utilize authorized service providers to sell and install their products. Alarm.com claims to have millions of users nationwide and they were the first to launch a home security mobile app in 2007. Their Wellness […]

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Philips Cares Launches app-based Hub for Digital Aging and Caregiving

Philips Cares Launches App-Based Hub for Digital Aging & Caregiving

Families have been turning to the Philips company for years for assistance in caring for aging family members. Recently, Philips Lifeline has launched an app called Philips Cares. Let’s learn how this app can assist those who are caregivers of an aging family member.   Philips Cares Works as a Communication Hub First, everyone involved […]

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