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The Best Video Games for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents

The number of Americans over 50 who play video games has increased significantly in recent years. Video games are booming in older age groups, with research finding these games more popular among older women than older men.

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The Benefits of Working After Retirement

Work trends among elderly folks have changed significantly. According to Bloomberg News, America’s elderly population is now more than twice as likely to have a job in old age than they were just 35 years ago.

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Why Doesn’t Health Insurance Cover Medical Alert Systems?

Shopping for a medical alert system can be difficult. It’s hard to know which services you’ll need, when to make the purchase, and how to finance monthly costs.

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Can You Trust a Free Medical Alert System?

If you’re shopping for a medical alert system, you’ve probably noticed some trends in pricing. Most systems incur a monthly fee, allowing users to either rent or purchase the hardware necessary to access emergency services. In

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The Truth Behind Recurring Medical Alert Prices

A medical alert system is an investment. When you purchase a one of these systems, you are paying for an emergency service – not just a piece of equipment.

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Can Smart Speakers Work as Medical Alert Devices?

Smart speakers can help to improve your senior parent’s independence, but you should never rely on them for emergency services. Smart speakers, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, are becoming more common across the country.

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Striking the Balance Between Independence and Care Giving

As parents age, most children will begin to notice a role reversal. Parents who become increasingly unable to care for themselves might rely on their children to become caretakers.

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Don’t Use a Cell Phone as a Medical Alert System

We understand that some seniors and their families may be hesitant to invest in a medical alert system. The service adds a recurring expense to already tight budgets, and when combined with a monthly phone bill, this might sound like too much money to spend on emergency communication.

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How to Budget for Medical Alert System Costs

A medical alert system is a service that incurs a monthly cost. Foregoing this type of emergency safeguard is never an option, but we understand that taking on an additional expense can be difficult.

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Medical Alert Devices and Medical Alert Dogs: Which is Best for You

When it comes to receiving emergency care, seniors have several options. Some believe that calling 911 is the easiest response to a medical emergency, while others prefer to call family or friends when they need help.

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