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Home medical alert systems may cost less than half as much as nursing homes

Before Sebastian Pagano's son, Anthony, had found a VA program to help with in-home care needs, he had been looking into nursing home options....

January 24, 2011

Lisa Wurth

It’s never too late to start saving for retirement

The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) recently released an analysis that provides some instruction for those looking to start aggressively planning for retirement. ...

January 21, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Bright light therapy may be alternative to antidepressants

A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry has found that an hour a day of bright light therapy may help relieve depression in older adults, according to WebMD.com. ...

January 20, 2011

Lisa Wurth

3 exercises to help seniors avoid falls

Seniors who are living alone and want to take precautions against falls may first want to invest in a medical alert system that allows them to instantly send a personal emergency response me...

January 19, 2011

Jasmine Phu

5 ways to stay young in retirement

Sparky Hall, who is in his late 80s, recently wrote in the Times-News that baby boomers shouldn't feel old at all - in fact, they should feel lucky that they are still so young. ...

January 18, 2011

Jasmine Phu

The retirement differences between men and women

As many baby boomer couples may know, retirement planning seems to be different for everybody, especially one's spouse. ...

January 18, 2011

Lisa Wurth

3 important components of retirement planning

While the economic downturn has drastically changed the retirement plans of many baby boomers, there's still time to try and make the golden years as comfortable as possible. All it takes is...

January 17, 2011

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Rehab center finds new way to prevent falls among seniors

While falls are an all-too-frequent occurrence among senior citizens, they may actually be preventable if older adults employ the right amount of caution, exercise and awareness, according t...

January 14, 2011

Alan Wu

Family members, elderly alert system can help primary caregivers

When a senior needs more help during old age, the responsibilities usually fall on the shoulders of one family member....

January 14, 2011

Alan Wu

5 signs that a recovering patient may need a medical alert system

When a loved one comes back from the hospital, they may not be able to properly care for themselves while recovering....

January 13, 2011

Bryan Aldrige