Friday, September 27, 2013

5 Activities for Seniors for Healthier Lifestyle

As you get older, maintaining an active lifestyle and staying healthy becomes more important than ever. Everywhere you look from magazines to TV to internet, the message is to find a good balance between physical and emotional health for a longer & happier life. It is very important to find the balance as you try to make the change either on your own accord or on doctor's advice. But most times, you do not where to start or just afraid to take the first step. One of the first things to do is to invest in a medical alert system that would give you freedom to go places, makes you feel safe and gives you peace of mind. Then pick an idea or activity that will help you take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle.  Here are some activities you could consider:



activities for seniors for healther lifestyle

Go to the Farmer’s Market
Go take a stroll to the farmer's markets serves many purposes. The first is that you get your muscles moving through some exercise.  The second is being able to shop for delicious local foods that are healthy and mostly organic. Even better is that you get meet and talk to new people and make a few friends along the way. Make it is a weekly activity so you get to meet your friends and get the groceries done at the same time.

Catch up on ReadingRemember those times when you had wanted to read a great book you had found but didn't because of your busy schedule. Well, it is never too late to that. A great place to start would be the local library or bookstore. You could also join a book club where you would come across new people and discuss your thoughts on the book you are reading.

Take a class at your local recreational center
Most communities have recreation centers that offer exciting classes for seniors, such as salsa dance, water aerobics or speed walking. Signing up for such a course is a great motivator to get up, get out, and have some fun while working out.

Pick a Hobby
Hobbies are a great to express yourself and your ideas whether it is gardening, knitting, crossword puzzles, painting, suduko or antiquing. It enables you to spend your time doing something you enjoy and don’t feel bored with your time.

Visit Museums, Parks & Local Events
If you look around where you live and do some research, you will be surprised to the number of events that is happening on a daily basis. You can spend your day(s) in museums, learning about arts, history or science or visit local parks to take a stroll or do some bird watching. You can ask your kids to sign you up for Meetups in your city where they have different groups based on different activities. There are also a number of local events such as music bands, street festivals that is happening through the city where you spend time that you can find online.

Volunteer
One of the biggest activities you could do is to volunteer at a local museum or school. Kids are always excited to learn and listen to stories from older people who are like their grandfathers and grandmothers. You can pass on your wisdom, knowledge and experience to the next generation while helping out the organization with your free time.

As you can see, it is amazing to see how many regular things one can do in a day to feel independent and empowered. As you grow older, you may not be able to do some of the things that you used to, but there is still a world of opportunity out there for you. When you have the right tools, such as a personal emergency response system, there is no reason why you cannot thrive and take on new and exciting activities.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Common Questions About Medical Alert Systems

We get a lot of questions about our medical alert systems...here's a sample of some of the most common questions we hear every day:


Q. How does it work?
A. Our medical alert systems are simple, yet sophisticated.  The medical alert system base unit connects to your phone line and to a standard power outlet.  Simply press the button on your pendant or wristband to signal the base station to contact our monitoring center whenever you need help.  A live trained agent will answer your call 24/7/365 with your Personal Profile on their computer screen.  They'll discuss your situation with you, and send the proper assistance needed.  If they cant hear you (or you are unable to speak), they will follow a pre-determined protocol, which is usually to call 911.  They stay on the line with you until help arrives.


Q. What kind of help will be provided?
A. When you start your service, you'll complete a Personal Profile with all your contact information and any preferences for how we will respond in an emergency.  Many times simple assistance from a neighbor or family member is all that's required.  For urgent situations, we'll dispatch appropriate medical, police or fire department responders.  Our agents are all EMT and/or EMD trained and certified, which means they can provide certain levels emergency assistance over the phone when required until help arrives.

Q. How long does it take to set up the system?
A. Just a few minutes, with no special tools or training required.  Just plug it into your existing phone line and power outlet, then call us to test and activate the system.  Once you're set up, we ask you to test the system once a week which takes just a minute or two.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. Depending on which medical alert system you choose, they all cost around $1 a day.  There are no hidden fees, no long term contracts, and your price is locked-in guaranteed never to go up.  When you no longer need the system, just call to arrange for a return, and any pre-paid amounts are refunded when we receive the system back.   It's quick and easy!

To learn more, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or call us at 1-855-272-1010.  We look forward to answering YOUR questions!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Home & Yard Medical Alert System Review

One of the most difficult things about watching a loved one grow older is seeing them become increasingly restricted to the confines of the home.  In many of these situations, it’s not that the person is too weak to go outside, but the fear of some type of accident keeps them indoors. Activities such as gardening, which often keep people busy in their backyard, do involve a lot of bending over, stooping, and even a little bit of lifting, all actions that involve a risk of harm for those who are not as able-bodied as they once were.

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Well, with resources like the HOME & YARD medical alert device from Medical Care Alert, the days of allowing fear to limit you are over.  This device, which can conveniently be worn as a wrist strap, belt clip, or a medical alert necklace is just what you need in order to be able to go about doing all your favorite chores in and around the house.  The main reason for this, of course, is the fact that help – should you need it – is available with just the click of a button any time of day or night. 

Knowing that an EMT certified operator is that close can be a very empowering feeling, but it is not the only reason that you can feel so confident when you have this medical alert device.  Here are a few more:
  • Automatic check in – The pendant sends a signal to the base station every 13 hours, notifying it of loss of power, low battery, or signal loss.
  • Answer calls with the pendant – Not having to worry about running back into the house to answer the phone.
  • Wide range – the pendant works even 600 feet away from the base. How will you know if you’ve gone beyond that? The pendant will beep when you do.
  • Water resistant – wear it in the bathroom or shower, where slipping is a big concern.
  • Easy-to-test long life battery – four hours of talk time and four months of stand-by on a full charge.
Of course, all of these features go to make sure that, in the event of an emergency, getting help will be that much easier.  Having a device like the HOME & YARD pendant attached to the hip allows for the freedom and confidence that your loved one deserves.

Need even more of a reason to give this medical alert system a try? There are plenty: no long term contracts, no activation fees, a monthly rate as low as $32.04, and all the equipment – such as the base and the medical alert necklaces – for free!

There are plenty more features that make the HOME & YARD pendant a great choice for empowering seniors.  If you are interested in learning about them, please feel free to call us at 1-855-272-1010.  A member of our team will be happy to answer all of your questions, address all your concerns, and let you know how one of our medical alert necklaces can help your elderly relatives thrive!

Also, have a look at some of our medical alert systems reviews to see how great our clients feel when they use our HOME & YARD medical alert system!