Buyer’s Guide Blogs – Medical Alert Systems

Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Senior Friends and Family

Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Senior Friends and Family

Seniors have a reputation for not being very technologically friendly. This is true to some extent, mostly because technology changes so fast. After all, they’re releasing new phones and updates all the time! Don’t let all the changes scare your senior loved ones away from technology, and don’t let it scare you away from teaching them how to use technology either. Loneliness is a real problem for seniors. Not only are seniors feeling lonelier than ever, those that feel disconnected increase their risk of d… Read more →

Published on May 17, 2017
Medical Alert Systems Aren’t Just for Seniors

Medical Alert Systems Aren’t Just for Seniors

When you think of a medical alert system, what comes to mind? If you’re like me, the famous image of a senior sprawled out on the floor saying, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” is what you envision. It’s not surprising. Medical alert system companies hit the senior market hard. After all, they’re the demographic that can benefit from their products the most. A fall can be devastating to a senior. Just one accident and they could end up in the nursing home. This worry prompts the elderly and … Read more →

Published on April 3, 2017
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 5, 2016
Florence Henderson – A Celebrity Mom, A Senior Safety Advocate

Florence Henderson – A Celebrity Mom, A Senior Safety Advocate

In memory of Florence Henderson, who passed away peacefully this Thanksgiving (2016) surrounded by family, I spent much of this evening thinking back to the enjoyment and comfort that classic show, The Brady Bunch, gave me. As Gen-Xers, my friends and I ritually returned home from school every day to turn on the TV and watch re-runs of the Brady Bunch. I cannot remember a bit of Spanish I was taught growing up, but pretty much every Brady scene is emblazoned into my brain with great clarity: from Peter rescuing the… Read more →

Published on November 25, 2016
3 Things You Can Do to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Medical Alert System

3 Things You Can Do to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Medical Alert System

Have a medical alert system? Congratulations on your ability to remain independent in your own home! Having the ability to connect to emergency personnel at the touch of a button ensures that you get the help you need when you need it, but it can also provide your family with peace of mind. Hopefully you’ve found it easy to integrate a medical alert system into your day-to-day life, especially since so many pendants don’t even look like they’re part of a medical alert system! I pity the fool who doesn… Read more →

Published on November 17, 2016