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How Occupational Therapists Can Fall-Proof Your Home

How Occupational Therapists Can Fall-Proof Your Home

At first glance, a fall may seem harmless — but this may not be the case. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury in adults over the age of 65. And as we age, the risk of a fall increases.A fall can have a variety of associated complications, especially for older adults. Depending on the severity of the fall, the individual may experience a hospitalization for broken bones, concussions, or other serious medical issues. About 6 out of every 10 falls happen at home. Occupational therapists and nurses can… Read more →

Published on January 9, 2019
Will Medicare Pay for My Medical Alert System?

Will Medicare Pay for My Medical Alert System?

Most seniors want to stay in their homes, and who can blame them? After spending decades living independently, making your own plans and living life by your rules, no one wants to end up in an assisted living facility, especially if it isn’t absolutely necessary. Not to mention, no family member wants to be the big bad wolf and force grandma to give up all of her things so she can shuffle around in a small apartment surrounded by people she doesn’t know.If you don’t have a lot of extra money to spare on a… Read more →

Published on December 23, 2018
Reasons Why the New Apple Watch Is Not a Good Medical Alert Solution

Reasons Why the New Apple Watch Is Not a Good Medical Alert Solution

The world is abuzz with news of the latest Apple Watch. The fourth incarnation of the beloved watch is set to be released at the end of September 2018, and people like us are keeping a close eye on its release.Here at InHomeSafetyGuide, we absolutely love anything that allows people to take control of their health and safety. When the first Apple Watch came out, we were excited to learn that a special app could enable its wearers to enjoy medical alert system-like services. Unfortunately, after checking it out … Read more →

Published on September 24, 2018
InHomeSafetyGuide’s #1 Medical Alert System Wins Silver Stevie® Award

InHomeSafetyGuide’s #1 Medical Alert System Wins Silver Stevie® Award

We’ve got a lot of really great things to say about Medical Guardian, our number one medical alert system choice for older adults who want to remain independent in their home. We have shared our Medical Guardian review, which includes everything they have to offer and they have also shown up on our blog a couple of times (Conversation With Geoff Gross - CEO Of Medical Guardian, Medical Guardian Is Re-Writing The Narrative On Medical Alert Systems). It seems there is no shortage of great things to say about Medica… Read more →

Published on July 20, 2018
Environmentally Friendly Smart Home Tips for Those Who Want to Go Green

Environmentally Friendly Smart Home Tips for Those Who Want to Go Green

Smart home systems were invented to make life a lot easier, and boy do they. It feels like I don’t have to get up to do much of anything if I don’t want to! My vacuum cleans the floor without my help, a pot of coffee gets started in the kitchen before I even get out of bed in the morning, and I don’t even have to get off the couch to open the blinds in the window anymore.This stuff makes our homes safer too. I can lock or unlock the door at the touch of a button, which means I don’t have to be home to d… Read more →

Published on July 13, 2018