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Medical Alert Systems: A Christmas Gift or a Lump of Coal?

  Christmas is a time of gift-giving. So is it a good time to give your aging father or mother a medical alert watch? It all depends on how you give the gift. Give it too bluntly and yo...

November 19, 2012


Reducing the risk of hypothermia in seniors

March may be here, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the cold temperatures are over....

March 2, 2012

Alan Wu

3 winter safety tips for senior citizens

Although spring is on its way, winter is still reigning supreme in many parts of the country. ...

March 1, 2012

Alan Wu

Home medical alerts may be useful for new generation of caregivers

The number of seniors is expected to grow to 72 million people by 2030 and households across the country will be caring for seniors....

February 8, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Medical alert system can help long-distance caregivers

Some adult children face a daunting commute when visiting an elderly parent. Whether this is an hour-long drive or a half-day flight, the distance can make families nervous for the health of...

January 10, 2011

Lisa Wurth

New apps, medical alarm system can help caregivers

Caregivers are some of the most stressed individuals in the United States, particularly those who are part of the sandwich generation and attending to the needs of both parents and children....

January 4, 2011

Alan Wu

Senior alert system can help those in rural areas

Many senior citizens may not have access to the proper healthcare professionals because they live in isolated or rural communities. One new program in Rochester, New York, is working to addr...

November 11, 2010

Alan Wu

Medical alert system, home healthcare can be alternative to nursing home

Myron Karpij, 48, had been taking care of his mother for several years and watched her as symptoms of Alzheimer's slowly became more and more pronounced. Eventually, he realized that the car...

October 11, 2010

Alan Wu

New healthcare app for smartphones helps caregivers

A new app that is designed to help caregivers keep track of important information about their patients, Allscripts Mobile Homecare, has been developed for smartphones, according to TMCNet.co...

October 6, 2010

Alan Wu

More baby boomers using medical alert systems to care for parents

HealthZone.ca reports that more baby boomers are now using remote technology to care for aging parents who may be far away. This is the case of 59-year-old Sandra Pierce, who is using the de...

September 13, 2010

Jasmine Phu

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