Buyer’s Guide Blogs – Medical Alert Systems

The Surprising Connections Between Oral Health and Your Overall Health

The Surprising Connections Between Oral Health and Your Overall Health

What does brushing your teeth have to do with medical alert systems? Seems like a bit of a stretch, doesn’t it? Well, there’s a new sheriff in town, and he can explain it all — integrative health. Okay, so maybe it’s not a new concept, but it’s one that is fairly novel to our modern medical system. If you’re having trouble with your heart, you would schedule an appointment with a cardiologist. If arthritis is rearing its ugly head, you’ll probably be referred to a rheumatologist. And if … Read more →

Published on September 10, 2017
From Child to Caregiver — Caring for Your Aging Parents

From Child to Caregiver — Caring for Your Aging Parents

The cost of taking care of the elderly is increasing every year. These costs are only going to continue rising as the elderly population doubles by 2050. That means more people are going to need care, and it’s going to cost a lot to provide them with that care. If you have aging parents, one solution is to care for them yourself. Even caring for mom or dad on a part-time basis can help you save money while enabling you to savor every moment that you have left together. But, are you ready for the job? Un… Read more →

Published on August 19, 2017
Everyone Falls – Stories of Celebs Who Have Taken a Tumble

Everyone Falls – Stories of Celebs Who Have Taken a Tumble

No one wants to admit that they’re prone to falls. Especially when you’ve spent a lifetime being steady on your feet. That’s why we provide tips on how to approach the subject of a medical alert system with your loved ones. If your parents are as stubborn as mine, you definitely need to get your ducks in a row before you start the conversation. Well, we’ve got some more ammo for you. Everyone falls. Even celebrities. Here are a few of my favorite examples that will (hopefully) help you convince a loved o… Read more →

Published on August 5, 2017
5 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof

5 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof

The bathroom is a surprisingly dangerous place. About 235,000 people over age 15 visit emergency rooms every year due to an injury in the bathroom. The majority of those injuries are experienced by seniors. With statistics like that, it’s no wonder that seniors over the age of 65 are worried about visiting the bathroom in their own home. It doesn’t have to be this way! There are plenty of things you can do to make your bathroom as fall-proof as possible. Use non-slip floor mats Slips and falls freque… Read more →

Published on August 3, 2017
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