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Why Are Medical Alert Systems So Ugly?

We know that medical alert systems aren’t the most stylish accessories. In fact, we know that some seniors might be hesitant to wear them because of their recognizability. But these devices are identifiable by design: they’re supposed to be recognizable, easy to use, and senior friendly.

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Skincare Routine Tips for Seniors

If you’re a senior, you’re probably not spending a lot of time on your skincare routine. As we age, we begin to prioritize other physical needs – health, nutrition, and mobility, among others.

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Convincing a Parent to Wear Their Medical Alert System

Medical alert systems are crucial in an emergency, but not all parents are immediately keen on the idea. This resistance can have a variety of roots – from thinking the system is ugly to feeling insecure about age and health.

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How to Recover from a Fall – Both Physically and Mentally

Recovering from an injury can be a long and daunting process. Seniors recovering from falls may have a range of experiences and emotions – from pain and embarrassment to the loss of independence and security.

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How to Support a Parent Through the Loss of a Spouse

It’s never easy to support someone through the loss of a spouse. It’s even harder when the lost spouse is also your parent. Comforting a surviving parent can help you deal with your own loss, but while some conversational topics are helpful, others can be harmful.

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Using a Medical Alert System with Home Security

For most seniors, home is an invaluable source of comfort and safety. Unfortunately, homes are rarely as safe as we want them to be. Older folks are especially susceptible to crime that may take place within the home, including break-ins, burglaries, and other types of home invasion.

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How to Take the Car Keys Away from Elderly Parents

In most families, there will come a time to discuss when to take the car keys away from an aging parent. Family caregivers may begin to fear that their loved one is no longer safe behind the wheel or that they are endangering others by continuing to drive.

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When and How to Take Out Retirement Funds

Those nearing retirement age may be thinking about when to start tapping into retirement savings. Making this decision can be difficult, and there are several rules around when and how you can access these funds.

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How to Wear and Find Senior-Friendly Footwear

Footwear is an important consideration for most people of all ages. Shoes should be comfortable, functional, and – dare we say – stylish. As you age, however, different aspects of footwear will become more important, especially when it comes to fall prevention.

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How to Keep Seniors Safe Online

Getting online is an excellent way for seniors to remain active, social, and learning. However, everyone should take precautions when they use the internet, regardless of age.

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