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Senior Safety & Independence

How to Wear and Find Senior-Friendly Footwear

by Matt Myers

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

by Matt Myers

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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How to Make Your Home Accessible – 5 Easy Projects

by Matt Myers

Transitioning into a life of limited mobility is never easy. From ramps and stair lifts to medical alert systems, there are strategies for making homes more comfortable for their elderly residents.

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Why Doesn’t Health Insurance Cover Medical Alert Systems?

by Matt Myers

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?

by Matt Myers

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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Striking the Balance Between Independence and Care Giving

by Matt Myers

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

by Matt Myers

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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Get Fast Help for Life-Threatening Blood Clots

by Matt Myers

Blood clots are common among elderly people, but they can be life-threatening without fast action. There are two related conditions that can cause blood clots: deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is the abnormal clotting of the blood in a deep vein, and pulmonary embolism (PE), which occurs when a DVT breaks free from its original site and travels through the blood stream. Both are very dangerous and can cause organ damage and death.

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Helping Seniors Navigate Tough Situations Before They Become Emergencies

by Matt Myers

A medical alert device is often described as a life-saving emergency response system. For people at risk of stroke, heart attack, or falling, it’s easy to recognize the potential benefits of these systems.

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Why Some Seniors Struggle with Digital Technology – and Why Alert1 is Different

by Matt Myers

Understanding digital technology is an important part of participating in the world, but many new technologies leave seniors behind. In 2019, a survey discovered that around one-third of adults over age 65 had never used the Internet.

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