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Medical Alert Systems for Alzheimer’s Patients

Investing in a medical alert system is always a good alternative to a nursing home or memory care facility when deciding on how to care for your loved one when you’re not around. If you’re not home and something happens to them, such as a fall, or they wander away from their home on accident, you want to make sure

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Emergency Response – Systems for the Elderly

Worrying about your loved ones for their general safety is something that everyone does. Whether it’s about safety in a car, riding a bike, or playing a sport, people will always be concerned for them because there’s always a risk of accidental injury. Worrying about loved ones who may be older, though, is a different kind of concern. While most

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Medical Alert Systems for Diabetics

Diabetes is a disease that is very commonly seen in our society today. Especially in seniors. In 2018, for example, 34.2 million Americans had diabetes and 14.3 million of those were seniors. This is exceptionally high. Additionally, some symptoms of diabetes make people more likely to fall; these symptoms include fatigue and blurred vision. This is concerning for seniors, and

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Medical Alert Systems for Dementia Patients

When a senior gets diagnosed with a form of dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease) it can be terrifying for them and their loved ones. Especially when the disease starts to make patients develop symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, loss of balance, and possibly changes in sight or hearing. These developing symptoms may make a dementia patient’s loved ones concerned

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Are Medical Alert Systems Tax Deductible in Canada?

Every senior citizen should have a medical alert system installed in their homes. However, not all can afford the cost of one. Most seniors are independent people living on a minimal retirement income or tight budget. They are always looking for ways to save money. Thus, getting a medical alert system would only incur extra expenses. Little wonders why this

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Medical Alert Systems for Low-Income Seniors

Most people feel that wealthy seniors or vulnerable citizens can only install a medical alert system. But this can’t entirely be true because some companies produce medical alert systems that are good quality and budget-friendly. So, you don’t have to spend all your retirement plans or income to get a functional medical alert system. This article will be reviewing three

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Shaw Wireless Alert Systems

Medical Alert Systems are becoming a rage in this age because they provide senior citizens with the safety and independence they crave. These systems are designed to alert medical personnel or caregivers during an emergency or hazardous situation an aged citizen faces. Therefore, during emergencies, these elders don’t have to panic as with a click on the appropriate button, help

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Costco Medical Alert System

Medical alert systems are used to provide emergency monitoring for vulnerable individuals both inside and out of the house (on the go). This vulnerable group of individuals includes people who will need “extra” help in emergencies, for example, seniors and people with disabilities. A medical alert system affords these individuals easy access to emergency medical services irrespective of their location.

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ADT Medical Alert Systems

Getting old or physically handicapped and vulnerable is something we have all once dreaded in our lives. Why? Because inadvertently, our safety is no longer dependent on us but our loved ones and caregivers. Thus, when companies started the production of medical alert systems, it was good news to the elderly and the vulnerable, as it provided them with the

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Fall Detection Watches

Research reveals that around 88% of adults are alone when they experience a fall-related accident and 4 of 5 seniors need help to get up after a fall. Around 1 in 3 seniors say that they have remained on the floor for at least an hour after falling waiting for help. Elders who have a fall are at an increased risk of developing complications that need

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Fall Detection for Medical Alert Systems in Canada

Our Top 3 Rated Companies for Fall Alerts in 2022 The risk of falls are a major concern in the health sector as this factor leads to serious health complications in elderly individuals as they decline in health and physical fitness. In fact, most Canadian medical reports show that fractures due to falls are a prominent contributor to the health

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Does Health Insurance/OHIP Cover Medical Alert Systems?

Everyone wants what is best for their loved ones. Adults want to ensure that their seniors are doing well at all times especially if the seniors live alone or independently. Everyone wants access to fast and reliable medical intervention in case something happens to their loved ones while they are away and there is nobody around to help. This has

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Medical alert systems with GPS and fall detection

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “up to 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by falls and these falls can result in shattered bones and head traumas not to mention an increase in the dread of falling again.” It is important to note that falls can happen at any age, but the risk of falling

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Non monitored medical alert systems Canada

A medical alert system is an in-home and/or wearable technology that allows you to request assistance if you fall, become disoriented, become hurt, or have a medical or healthcare emergency. Rather than dialing 911, the medical alert system connects you to a monitoring center staffed by care experts who evaluate your condition, notify your loved ones, and, if required, deploy

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Panic Button for Seniors

Medical alert systems have become an important part of our lives and this comes as no surprise. According to Canada.ca, “Falls are the most common cause of injury among the elderly in Canada, with 20-30% of seniors falling at least once a year. Falls account for 85% of all hospital admissions related to injuries seniors, 95% of all hip fractures,

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Senior Discounts for Canadians 2022

Many senior citizens have difficulty retaining savings due to a myriad of reasons that are cost-centred. In addition, finding the right balance between spending (knowing what to purchase and where to purchase it) and trying to save money is usually difficult without the right information and even more so for senior citizens who have reduced cash inflows but virtually the

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Can I force my elderly parent into a nursing home?

Most adults are generally very independent. As people age, however, their ability to live independently gradually decreases and they may need to request help from people to carry out daily tasks they were previously able to carry out independently. More often than not, the families or close friends (in cases where the person has no family) of such older adults

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Does Rogers Carry a Medical Alert System?

Sorry, Rogers does not currently offer a medical alert system. But that may soon change. Its behemoth competitors Telus and Bell have both respectively got into the medical alert fields. Telus with their Livingwell Companion brand, and Bell with their medical alert system. Both got in by acquiring companies Direct Alert and Alarmforce. So perhaps a buy out is in

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