Monthly Archive:: February 2016

HOW DOES A MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM WORK AND WHAT ARE THE TOP FEATURES?

How a medical alert system actually work seems baffling to the common user. 

We have broken it down in easy to understand pieces!

By knowing your goals, you will be able to consider certain features that will best pertain to your needs.

We’ve created simple explanations so that you can rate their importance to you. 

 

HOW THEY WORK ?

There are several types of wearable devices and it also based on personal preference.

The most popular option is a necklace or pendant.  It is easy to wear and won’t damage your clothing.

For those persons who do not like to wear things around their neck, a bracelet or watch might be a better choice.

These are worn snugly around the wrist, but are not constraining.

Lastly there are some that can be clipped onto a pocket, waistband or belt.

They can be removed easier than the necklace or bracelet, which makes them attractive to some users, but they can fall off too.

THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS FOR EVERY OCCASION

When certain holidays and events come around, are you at a loss deciding on what would make the perfect gift for an elderly loved one?

You are not alone!

 

The following gift guide for senior loved ones is good for many different occasions! Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, holiday or just an “I love you” gift given on the spur of the moment, these suggestions will make your gift buying easier.

Senior citizens have a variety of needs and desires based on the stage of life in which they find themselves.

Some loved ones still live in their own homes and manage quite well while others need help staying in their own home environments.

You also have seniors who live in retirement communities after downsizing and not wanting to increase their material possessions after going through the process of decreasing belongings to a manageable amount.

Lastly, you have some elderly people who reside in assisted living facilities where minimalism is a must and their needs are different than they once were.

It’s also important to take into account the elderly person’s physical and mental abilities

TOP TEN HOME SAFETY TIPS FOR THE ELDERLY

If your elderly loved one lives at home alone or is in a medical situation that requires constant attention, the following guidelines of home safety tips can help the caregivers and the seniors sleep better.

These top ten areas are proven problem fields for the safety of the elderly.

Before you begin, consider having a professional examination of the home’s safety, if at all possible.  If not, the following suggestions will help to create a safer environment for the senior citizen to help keep them from harm within their own home.

  1. GENERAL

If the elderly member of your family has issues with balance and is unsteady walking, consider a safety aid such as a cane or walker.

Non-slip footwear is also an option to prevent falls in your home and outdoors.  Remove telephone and electrical cords from walkways.  A doctor’s visit can provide up-to-date information and suggestions that can be personalized to your loved one.  

Physical therapy and exercise routines can benefit the overall health of the senior.