If your aging relatives are losing their ability to drive a car and get to the grocery store, they may be worried about being able to age in place. With technology and home delivery what it is today, your loved ones may be able to go online or pick up the phone and have almost anything they need delivered right to their doorstep. This is a valuable resource, especially if you don’t live in the same area that they do. They can have access to groceries and entertainment items between your visits and you can rest easy knowing they are not doing without.
Monthly Archives: December 2015
There are many medical alert companies out there and it can be daunting to know which one is the best for you. In many cases, there are similarities between the service being offered but there are also some vast differences. We want to share with you what LifeFone subscribers tells us about why they chose LifeFone.
Being prepared for an emergency involves a lot of things such as a list of important phone numbers, extra food, flashlights and batteries and more. Whether you’re preparing for an emergency such as a tornado, a hurricane or for winter storms, having a plan is important.
The holidays, for many of us, mean fun get-togethers with friends and family. For our aging relatives, though especially if they live far away from family, the holidays can be lonely and fraught with despair. Holidays can also be confusing and stressful for our aging relatives who are suffering dementia or other physical and emotional conditions.
Believe it or not, real estate agents face many dangers in their profession. Private showings, listing appointments, hosting open houses, among others, are routine duties for a real estate agent and often involve one-on-one interaction with complete strangers. Crimes against realtors are referred to by a 2011 Realtor.org article as “crimes of opportunity”. They are targeted not only because of the valuable items they carry such as a cell phone, purse or wallet, but also because they drive up in a car and often show up alone.
Not sure if you’ve heard but, there are two new apps on the block – LifeFone’s mobile personal security aka mPERS apps – that can come in handy for any college student. Mobile Alert™ and Family Guard™ by LifeFone pack serious power – the power of a 24/7 professionally monitored response center.
As we age our daily activities often decrease. This often leads to a life filled with TV and movies. But what if our loved ones can’t afford cable or aren’t interested in the broadcasting of today’s daily schedule? The internet provides an alternative that may be more suited for some. Although cable can be expensive and the broadcasting may be a little progressive for many of our seniors, the Internet allows our loved ones to reach programming that has long been off the air of today’s TV lineup.
The holidays are fast approaching and that means you may be making your shopping list and are wondering what to get the senior or caregiver in your life. From easy-to-operate computers that allow the seniors in your life to stay in touch via email or video chat to a personal medical alert device system, there are many unique items on the market that could be ideal this gift giving season.