Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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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 systems such as medical alert devices.  After all, it can […]

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In-Home Care or Assisted Living?

When to consider assisted living is a topic on most of the minds of children with aging loved ones. 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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Occupational Therapy for an Aging Parent

Occupational therapy is a form of rehabilitation which helps people learn to manage the performance of activities required in their daily lives.  This type of therapy is typically performed when people have suffered a physical or mental illness that has impacted their ability to perform routine tasks, but could also be useful for those whose […]

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Top Trips to Take in Your Retirement

Once you have retired, you can ideally start planning to do some fun things that you didn’t have time for previously, and one of those things is travel.  You often hear an individual say, “You shouldn’t bother traveling overseas unless you can spend at least 2 or more weeks there.”  If a trip like that […]

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Tips for Finding an In-Home Health Care Provider

If you have an aging relative who is living independently, chances are the time will arrive when they find they just can’t handle all of their responsibilities on their own anymore.  However, this does not necessarily mean your loved one needs to either move in with you or into an assisted living facility.  Sometimes the […]

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Who Else Should Consider Purchasing a Medical Alert System?

Contrary to the advertising you so often see on television, medical alert systems were not designed for use solely by the elderly. They can actually be used by individuals of all ages for a variety of reasons, both short and long term. For example, medical alert systems can be extremely useful for anyone in the […]

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Fire Safety for Senior Citizens

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, your risk of death from fire increases significantly as you get older. In fact, the organization states that 1,100 Americans ages 65 and older die each year as the result of a home fire. Additionally, when compared to the […]

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Safe Medication Storage and Disposal

A June 2013 research study, conducted by the Mayo Clinic, revealed that 7 out of 10 Americans take at least one prescription medication. In fact, more than 50 percent of Americans take two prescription drugs, and 20 percent take at least five different medicines. The Center for Disease Control reports that the number of medications […]

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Help Your Aging Parents Beat the Blues When They are Home Alone

Do you have an elderly parent that spends a great deal of time home alone? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for senior citizens to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. As people age, they face a number of unpleasant issues, such as vision and hearing loss, a loss of the ability to drive, and physical aches […]

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Who Would Benefit the Most from a Medical Alert System?

While we often think of medical alert systems as items for the elderly, this is not necessarily the case.  There are actually individuals of all ages who could greatly benefit from having a medical alert system. 

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