Medical Alert Systems Archive

Seniors: Living Longer and Healthier

Only about a century ago, living past 50 years old was unusual. Today, seniors regularly live into their 60s, 70s, 80s and, though less often, 90s or more. This is largely due to the

The Most Common Senior Health Risks

Did you know that falls are the most common cause of injuries in people 65 years and older? These falls too often result in hospitalization as well as death. Current statistics indicate that one

New Tools for Caregivers

Here’s a typical scenario. You are in the kitchen fixing dinner and talking with a friend on the phone. Your 87-year-old mother is in the living room, reading a book. She then decides to

Protecting Senior Health

When it comes to the health and safety of our seniors, it’s a good idea to be proactive rather than reactive. There are actions that can be taken to provide a safety net for

Senior Living: A New Era of Freedom

Just because Jack, a 72-year-old retired teacher, can’t jog 10 miles anymore, he still enjoys walking 3 miles several times a week around his neighborhood and is the picture of health. He and his

Technology to Support Modern Caregiving

It goes without saying that most elderly people would prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. In the past, independent living was more difficult for many seniors, who often

Keep Grandma and Grandpa Safe

They were there when your kids were born, and while they grew up. The kids may have fond memories of visiting them, eating Grandma’s soft, made-from-scratch cookies, or helping Grandpa fix the lawn mower

USA-Based Monitoring Centers−It Matters

Today’s medical alert systems are a world apart from the systems available 40 years ago. Where once they only featured a button on a base, today’s best medical alert systems have the capability of

Medical Alerts: 24-Hour Monitoring

82-year-old Martin was upstairs in his home while his wife Betty was in the basement doing laundry. Suddenly, Martin felt a searing pain in his chest followed by his legs collapsing beneath him. He

Enjoying the Golden Years in Safety

When Frank retired from his company ten years ago at age 63, he was looking forward to traveling and working on motorcycles in his garage to his heart’s content. And he did. But now,