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Beware of Holiday Scams on the Elderly

by seylerj on November 22, 2014

The holidays are upon us, a time of generosity and goodwill towards our fellow men. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there who use this time to take advantage of this kindness. Scammers have many tricks up their sleeves, especially online. They create fake charity websites and comb through Facebook to find personal info. They gather

Tips for Traveling with Seniors

by seylerj on November 15, 2014

Caring for an aging loved one does not mean putting vacation plans on hold. Seize the chance to spend time and make lasting memories with the seniors in your family. It does take some extra prep work, however, to ensure everyone has a great trip. First, be sure to get clearance from their doctor. Consult

Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

by seylerj on November 8, 2014

The holiday season brings families together with traditions that have spanned generations. For the seniors in your family, the anticipation can be a lot to handle. Sometimes the members of your family need to make some modifications to ensure everyone can enjoy the time together. Start with a detailed plan on the time you’ll be

November is National Family Caregivers Month

by seylerj on November 1, 2014

Family caregivers are at the core of the country’s long-term care industry.  Two out of every five adults are family caregivers, with about 39% caring for a loved one who is sick or disabled. Those numbers are up 30% from 2012. A major impact on family caregiving is the rise of Alzheimer’s disease.  More than

World Stroke Day is October 29

by seylerj on October 19, 2014

Worldwide, one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. On October 29, we come together to recognize the impact strokes have on everyone with World Stroke Day. The campaign, established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006, helps spread awareness of the risks, prevalence and action steps for strokes. This and every

Five Tips for Caregiving after a Hip Replacement

by seylerj on October 10, 2014

Major fractures and subsequent surgeries can lead to a new way of life for entire families. Worldwide, eight million people suffer from osteoporosis related fractures each year. Hip fractures in particular can be serious injuries that require replacement surgery and extensive recovery time. Here are some tips for caregivers to help make recovery from a

Halloween Safety Tips for Seniors

by seylerj on October 1, 2014

Although Halloween is often thought as a children’s holiday, it can be fun for all ages. Safety is extremely important for everyone, though. Poor lighting, scary masks and practical jokes can add up to a senior’s worst nightmare. While it’s important to continue celebrating holidays and enjoying traditions, ensure that your senior loved ones are

Choosing the Right Medical Alarm Company

by seylerj on September 22, 2014

If you fall or have a medical emergency while at home alone, it may be difficult to get assistance. This is particularly true if you are over the age of 65. A personal emergency response system (PERS) provides easy access to emergency medical services at the push of a button. It is an ideal option

Do you research when choosing a medical alarm?

by seylerj on September 16, 2014

“Which device should I choose?”It seems like a simple question, but selecting the best medical alert device and company to keep your loved ones safe can be tough. It may seem like a costly step at first, but it is a priceless decision when all is said and done. Installing a medical alarm system allows

Recognize the signs that someone you know may need a medical alert system

by seylerj on September 11, 2014

We encounter people who are going through hardships every day. They may be family members, friends, co-workers or even strangers. One of the most universal struggles is aging and its affect on entire families. If you know someone who is navigating the aging process, here are some signs that they could use a medical alert