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Emergency Preparedness – Macomb, MI

There are several items you can get and procedures you can follow to better safeguard against your elderly loved one falling victim to an in-home emergency. Here are just a few. Cordless phone. A cordless phone with a clip can easily be hooked to a belt loop. Some elderly people…

Gadgets Can Help Your Parents Age in Place

Aging in place allows the elderly to remain in their own homes as they age, rather than having to be moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility. To enable aging in place, there are many gadgets and tools on the market that make it possible for your aging…

Why Seniors Need Medical Alert Systems

Contrary to what one may think, seniors falling at home are not an isolated issue. If you go by the stats provided by “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” more than one-third of adults age 65 or older fall each year in theUnited States. Add to this burglaries, heart attacks,…

Automatic Fall Detection: A New Way to Call for Help

What if there’s a fall and nobody’s there to help? Even when a caregiver makes diligent efforts to prevent their elderly parent from falling, falls are often inevitable. Falls can result from a variety of conditions such as mobility, difficulty from arthritis, vertigo from poor circulation, negative reactions to medication,…

Technologies Survey What Caregivers Want

On August 15, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care Technology, By ,, , With No Comments

The National Alliance for Caregiving and UnitedHealthcare released the results of a survey of caregivers about their interest in using technology to support their caregiving roles. The survey included 1,000 participants who provided at least five hours of care a week and already use technology. The three most popular technologies…