Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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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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How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Being the Victim of a Crime

Unfortunately, criminals tend to view senior citizens as excellent targets for crime.  The assumption is often made that someone older will be living alone, be more gullible, or otherwise is just easier to dupe with lies and schemes.  Seniors are often the victims of home repair fraud, car theft, robbery, purse snatching, pickpocketing, and monetary […]

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The Value of Having a Medical Alert System

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three adults age 65 and over suffer from falls each year, and 25% of those incidents result in moderate to severe injuries.  To put those numbers in perspective, 2.3 million seniors were treated for fall-related injuries in emergency rooms in 2010 alone. 

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In-Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Advancements in medicine have contributed to us living longer-healthier lives, and now more than ever, many people are healthy enough to live independently well into their twilight years.  However, as we age, changes to our bodies necessitate that we take some safety precautions around the house that were not necessary before.

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Most Important Things to Know About Medical Alert Systems

Selecting a medical alert system for a loved one is a very important responsibility.  If this is your first time selecting such a system, you may be wondering how to narrow your options.  If so, you should know the main information you need to make a decision falls into five major categories.

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Avoid Senior Scams

Increasingly, scam artists are targeting senior citizens as victims.  This is due to the perception that seniors assume honesty in the marketplace and are less likely to take action when defrauded, due to embarrassment.  In particular, scammers will seek out seniors who have recently lost a spouse and may be unfamiliar with handling their finances, […]

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6 Caregiver Qualities

Choosing an in-home caregiver for an elderly relative is an extremely important decision.  In this situation, you are looking for so much more than a licensed professional; you want someone who will treat your loved one with the same respect and kindness as you would. It’s also important to find a professional caregiver with a […]

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What to Look for When Buying a Medical Alert System

It is estimated that approximately 75% of all medical alert monitoring systems are purchased by adult children for their aging parents.  If you fall into this category, it follows you have likely never purchased a medical alert system before.  With so many choices available, how do you know which is right for your loved one’s […]

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy

As you age, it is normal to become more concerned about your heart health.   After all, the heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body, pumping out 2 ounces of blood with every heartbeat.  This  amounts to about 2,500 gallons of blood per day.  Choices you make throughout your life can have a […]

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Keeping Your Bones Strong

More than ten million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, a disease which weakens the bones and causes them to break easily.  While it can occur in anyone, it is most prevalent in Caucasian and Asian females.  Because your bones gradually lose strength as you age, the risk of being diagnosed with the disease increases as you […]

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