Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

seniors save money on medical alert

Don’t Miss Out on Senior Citizen Discounts!

As the baby boomer generation ages, the quantity and type of senior citizen discounts has vastly expanded nationwide.  If you’re willing to disclose your age, you can cash in on hundreds of discounts on a wide variety of goods and services from businesses who value you as a customer.

READ MORE


social media & medical alert helps seniors stay in touch

Seniors and Social Media

While some may believe social media use is exclusive to the younger set, recent statistics prove otherwise.  Fast Company magazine has reported that people aged 55 to 64 are the fastest growing demographic on Twitter, with use in that age group increasing by 79% since 2012.  In the same time period, use by that age […]

READ MORE


don't be a victim and have medical alert just in case

How Seniors Can Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Thief

Unfortunately, criminals often target senior citizens as their victims.  Typically, they are under the assumption that older individuals will be weaker and easier marks.  However, it is in your power to prove that assumption false, and avoid becoming the prey of a criminal.  First and foremost, you want to embrace a more actively observant attitude […]

READ MORE


Bathtub Safety for Seniors

While bathtub safety is a concern for everyone, it is especially so for senior citizens.  It is estimated that one third of adults age 60 and over have difficulty climbing into or out of their bathtub or shower.  Slippery conditions and hard surfaces make bathrooms an area of high risk for people to fall and […]

READ MORE


Food Safety for Seniors

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all citizens, and part of this is educating Americans on food safety issues.  According to the FDA, men and women over the age of 65 are more susceptible to foodborne illnesses.  This is not only because our immune […]

READ MORE


Driver Safety for Seniors

Aging adults often fear losing their independence, and the ability to drive is at the top of the list.  According to a poll taken by the American Automobile Association (AAA), 85% of all seniors fear losing their driving privileges.  However, this does not necessarily need to happen to you.  Under the right conditions, it may […]

READ MORE


Internet Safety for Seniors

The internet is an excellent way to keep in touch with loved ones and conduct the business of our daily lives, and is most certainly a time-saving device for everyone.  However, for seniors, particularly those with limited mobility, it can be a lifeline to the outside world.  The internet allows you to chat with friends […]

READ MORE


elderly folks need exercise to stay healthy

Top Low Impact Exercises for Older Adults

While it is recommended people of all ages exercise to maintain their health, it can be particularly important for seniors.  As long as you have approval from a health care professional, incorporating a low impact exercise routine into your daily life can help you reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve your muscle strength, and prevent […]

READ MORE


have medical alert in case of accidents

Why Do I Need a Medical Alert Device?

If you have an aging relative who is home alone for any length of time on a regular basis, it is an excellent idea to purchase them a medical alert device.  However, you may find that your loved one is hesitant about having or using such a system.  After all, it can be very difficult […]

READ MORE


elderly in home or active living care?

In-Home Care or Assisted Living?

If you have an aging relative, you have likely already come to terms with the fact that they may not always be able to fully take care of themselves on their own.  When that time arrives, and you are faced with a choice between in-home care or assisted living, how do you know which is […]

READ MORE


protect the elderly from overheating

Protecting Seniors from Summer Heat

In June 2011, researchers at Stanford University confirmed that our summers are indeed getting hotter, due to increased emissions of greenhouse gases worldwide.  They concluded that if this situation continues, the majority of the world will experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures, perhaps as soon as within the next 20 years.  While this is […]

READ MORE


fight dementia with brain games, medical alert for security

Brain Games to Fight Dementia

While this area of science is still under research, studies over time have consistently shown that keeping your mind engaged decreases the rate of mental decline as you age.  One of the most famous studies on this subject, the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly study (ACTIVE), took place in 2002, and was […]

READ MORE