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Ten Safety Tips For Seniors During The Holidays

The holidays are a happy time of year, but according to the National Insurance Institute, it is the time of year with the highest incidence of fire and theft. Whether you’re a senior or caring for a senior, there are precautions that can and should be taken to make this holiday a safe and enjoyable one for everyone.

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Safe Decorating Tips For The Holidays

The tree, lights and other holiday décor certainly help set the mood for the holidays but in some cases can be fire hazards or even a trip and fall hazard for the senior in your life.

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What Is Aging In Place?

Helping the seniors in your life make decisions regarding aging in place should be the goal of the entire family. If your aging loved ones are determined to remain independent there are steps that can be taken to make that happen.

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Staying Safe During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is usually a joyful time of year meant for getting together with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on our lives and loved ones, and certainly a time for cel­ebration. The holiday season, with its festivities and decorations, is not without its health and safety risks. In fact, it can be one of the most dangerous times of year for seniors.
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Medical Alert System versus a Cell Phone

Seniors who are living on a fixed income and the family caregivers who may be involved in the family budgeting may ask themselves, “Why should I invest in a home medical alert system when my mom and dad have a cell phone."

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Common Sense Tips For Finding A Quality Medical Alert Provider

Television commercials, mailings, Internet advertising and even telemarketers continually bombard our aging relatives with information and sales pitches on everything from vitamins to groceries to home medical alert device providers. How do you tone down the noise and make an informed decision, especially as it pertains to finding a provider for medical alert devices and the providers that carry them?

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Giving Mom And Dad A Home Medical Alert System

Medical alert systems are, at the most basic, a personal 9-1-1 device for the elderly. These devices are monitored by trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; because of that they provide peace of mind to all members of the family and caregivers.

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A Lockbox Can Save Lives, Prevent Home Damage

Imagine this scenario: Your senior family member has had to activate his emergency medical pendant and the medical personnel are on the way. The senior can’t get up to answer the door; the locked door is a barrier between the patient and emergency medical personnel.

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What Is An Automatic Fall Detection Device?

Medical alert industry professionals are being bombarded with news about “fall detection technology” from many sources and as a caregiver, you may be seeing this information as well. What this technology claims to do it be a failsafe for individuals who, even though they may be wearing medical alert pendants, might be unable to push the button. Fall detection technology claims it will call for help if it detects the senior has fallen and can’t push a button because he is incapacitated. This may sound ideal, but the technology has been shown to be less than reliable and also has limited functionality.

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Celebrating Caregivers During November

November has been designated as National Caregivers Month although for anyone involved in the caregiving process, it is a year round task when it comes to caring for frail, elderly or disabled friends or family members. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, the term “caregiver” means anyone who provides assistance to someone else who is, in some degree, incapacitated and needs help; this could be a husband who has suffered a stroke, a wife with Parkinson disease, a mother-in-law with cancer, or a grandfather with Alzheimer disease.

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