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A Helpful Guide to Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors

“Long-term care planning” or “elder care planning” is an important process, whether you are planning for someone you love or for yourself. About 70% of people aged 65 and older have a chance of needing some type of long-term care. If you and your loved ones have never been through the planning process, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Read on to discover the basics of long-term care planning and the 4 helpful steps to create a plan that works for you.

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Brain-Healthy Activities that Can Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

About 20% of seniors will experience some form of mild cognitive impairment. For many, cognitive impairment can significantly change day-to-day activities, influencing decision making, reasoning, and memory. Sometimes, mild cognitive impairment develops into dementia, a category that can include Alzheimer’s disease. You or your loved ones can create brain-healthy lifestyles that include tools that increase cognitive activity.

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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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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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Deciding When to Use an Emergency Response System for Seniors

Emergency response systems for seniors are widely-known to be easy to use. In an emergency or during an accident, users need only to press the button and ask for help. Alert1 call operators can connect you to the person or service you need and then stay on the line until help arrives. But some seniors may wonder: When should you use your medical alert system? Are there any cut-and-dry rules for when you can or can’t press the button?

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What the Best Alert Monitors for Seniors Have in Common

Finding the best alert monitors for seniors takes time. Between figuring out your loved one’s needs, researching pricing options, and finding a contract length you feel comfortable with, making a decision can be tough. But we at Alert1 have been in this industry since 1988, and we’ve learned a few things along the way. The best medical alerts for seniors have one thing in common: They fit easily into the user’s life.

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Medical Alert Systems Can Help Seniors Age in Place

When our children reach a certain age, we sit them down to have “the talk.” Then, once our parents reach a certain age, they sit us down to have “the talk.” For most elderly parents, that conversation dances around the idea of moving into an assisted living facility, trying out a retirement community, or hiring a home health aide.

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Women’s Medical Alert Bracelets are Always a Good Idea

Every senior can benefit from a medical alert bracelet. Whether used for fall detection or general accident monitoring, a medical alert system can pay dividends in comfort and longevity later in life. But, while these alerts can improve the lives of all seniors, there are a few factors that apply more directly to female bodies than to male bodies.

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What Does "Aging in Place?" Mean?

A lot of senior resources use the term “aging in place.” While some of our users may be familiar with the phrase, its meaning isn’t necessarily intuitive.

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Get a Medical Alert System to Get Adult Children Off Your Back

Lots of families have the talk—or more likely a series of talks—about the best living situation for older family members. Children want aging parents to make all the right decisions for their health and living needs.

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