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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

Bryan Aldrige

What does a Medical Alert System offer that 9-1-1 doesn’t?

Some adult children or seniors themselves may have considered getting a Medical Alert System installed in their homes, but a few might decide against it under the assumption that the device ...

February 29, 2012

Lisa Wurth

Purchase the gift of safety for your loved one

Finding a gift for your aging parents can be a struggle as by the the time they reach their golden years, many people have everything they need, from cars and homes to jewelery or home theat...

February 28, 2012

Alan Wu

Medical alert systems made easy

Many people living alone out there or those worried about their parents aging in place have probably considering installing a medical alert system into their homes....

February 27, 2012

Lisa Wurth

5 reasons your loved one may benefit from a medical alert

The goal of most elders in this day and age is to continue living in the homes where they raised their families....

February 24, 2012

Lisa Wurth

Walking slow in middle age may factor in dementia

Walking speed and hand grip strength are important factors in a senior's ability to avoid falls. However, a new study finds that these factors might also play a role in determining if a pers...

February 17, 2012

Lisa Wurth

Some senior falls may be a result of an undiagnosed neurological disorder

Falls among the elderly are all too common - in 2009 approximately 2.2 million elders suffered nonfatal fall injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

February 16, 2012

Lisa Wurth

Common causes behind falls

Falls among the elderly are no laughing matter. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in three seniors age 65 and older are predicted to fall each year, which ...

February 14, 2012

Alan Wu

Toronto doctors create new initiative to get seniors moving

A group of researchers and geriatric doctors in Toronto are looking to implement a new program in area hospitals aimed at getting seniors moving during their stays, CTV News reports. ...

February 13, 2012

Jasmine Phu

People with hip conditions may need more than one treatment plan

The use of clinical observation along with magnetic resonance images (MRI) seems to be the best plan for dealing with people who suffer from hip pain, according to a recent study....

February 13, 2012

Bryan Aldrige