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The Benefits of Downsizing for Seniors

Senior citizens should consider downsizing as they age and potentially have fewer people living in their homes, less responsibilities, and limited incomes. Downsizing can lead to happier days as well as safer nights. With less to manage, it may even create more freedom. Medical alert systems are the perfect choice for senior couples and those living on their own.

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The Challenges and Concerns of Today’s Seniors

Seniors look forward to an easier, more relaxing time in their golden years. However, while they anticipate a less stressful way of life, there are still challenges and concerns to face and overcome.

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How are seniors spending their money?

Saving money for retirement is a common necessity, but how are senior citizens spending their money? It is a misconception that after retirement, a person’s spending decreases. In fact, 33% of all households containing retirees increase their spending habits about six years after retiring.1 Read more for an overview of where and how seniors spend their money; tips for budgeting; and how a medical alert system can fit into your financial picture.

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The Pandemic's Effects on Seniors

If you or your loved one are feeling alone, anxious, or stressed related to the isolation of the past year, Alert1’s suite of affordable, personal medical alarms ensures its members are always independent but never truly alone.

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Summer Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

The fear of falling can hold people back from the activities they love to do, but that fear can be addressed and set to ease with modern day technology like Alert1’s medical alert systems. Alert1 offers personal alarms with built-in fall detection technology that senses falls and automatically alerts our emergency responders if a fall does happen and we will send help fast.

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Alert1 provides its members with peace of mind when it comes to heat related illnesses. If you or your loved one are enjoying the summer sun and something seems off, a medical alert system summons emergency responders in a matter of seconds, with just the simple press of a button. Alert1's medical alert systems and personal emergency alarms are the perfect hot weather companion for older adults.

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A Medical Alert System Can Protect Seniors While Doing Chores

Senior alarm systems can help with a variety of situations. From stumbles and falls to minor car accidents and allergic reactions, these devices are designed to suit any emergency. But most users don’t recognize just how helpful a medical alert system can be, especially for people with impaired memory. If you or your loved one is living with dementia, or any other neurodegenerative condition, a personal alert system can help.

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Senior Alarm Systems Help People with Impaired Memory

Senior alarm systems can help with a variety of situations. From stumbles and falls to minor car accidents and allergic reactions, these devices are designed to suit any emergency. But most users don’t recognize just how helpful a medical alert system can be, especially for people with impaired memory. If you or your loved one is living with dementia, or any other neurodegenerative condition, a personal alert system can help.

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Medical Alert Devices for Seniors are Easy to Use

Medical alert devices for seniors are easy to use. This is often a result of very intentional design choices. Namely, most devices are intuitive, screenless, and easy to set up. This is important to point out for new or skeptical alert system users. Many Alert1 members express distrust of and discomfort with newer technology. But, with us, you’ll never have to worry – our devices are easy to order, easy to set up, and easy to use.

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A Medical Alert Button for Seniors is an Important Technology Investment

A medical alert button for seniors is the most elderly-friendly technology available. Tech has changed a lot in the past few years, and more older adults have cell phones, smartwatches, and tablets than ever before. But even seniors who have these devices can struggle with using them. If a senior relies on a smartphone for help and safety in an emergency, can you rely on their ability to unlock the device and call for help?

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