Traveling as a Senior

Traveling can create stress no matter how old or young you are, but for seniors and the disabled traveling can create a lot more anxiety. The good news is that there are many ways to mitigate stress and anxiety and overall plan to ensure a safer travel. Whether you...

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention, along with Early Diagnosis, are Key for Marginalized Communities Although we primarily deal with seniors at Prime Medical Alert, it’s not only seniors who suffer from disparities in healthcare based on income. While more people than ever before...

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Top Ten FAQs about Medicaid, Medicare, and Long Term Care

1. What does Medicaid pay for long term care? If you are eligible, Medicaid pays for long-term care services at the nursing home level of care. Medicaid can also pay for with care services given at home by visiting nurses, therapists, or caregivers. Not to be confused...

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Hearing Loss; Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

Say what? A short piece on hearing loss. “I think the dress is going to work out just fine. It may be a bit tight, but maybe I’ll lose five pounds by May,” I said. Mom: “What’s that?” I said, “I think the dress is going to work out just fine. It may be a bit tight,...

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What’s the deal with Body Donation?

The Basics when it comes to Body Donation It’s always smart to do some research before making any major decisions or life changes. You may be asking what body donation actually entails, or how it’s different from organ donation, so I’ve made a quick list to cover the...

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How can Seniors Safely Age in Place?

Age in Place Baby boomers may soon find themselves in a serious dilemma. Rather than planning ahead, many people only think of eldercare after a crisis has occurred. Our eldercare infrastructure, mostly made up of private pay options, isn’t quite the most affordable...

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My Parent Wants to Stay Home Instead of Moving

My elderly parent wants to stay home instead of seeking care through assisted living or a care home, what do I do? We get this question a lot. First, if they’re planning on staying home instead of moving, are they able to perform all of their basic ADLs? If not, then...

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Five Ways to Encourage Sleep For Alzheimer’s Patients

How to get Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients to Sleep at Night If you’re the caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s then you’re well acquainted with the fact that the disease can severely affect a person’s circadian rhythm. In addition, lack of sleep builds up...

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What are ADLs and IADLs?

The basic ADLs include: 1. Eating 2. Bathing 3. Dressing 4. Continence 5. Using the restroom 6. Transferring (the ability to move oneself) ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, are tasks that a person performs throughout their day. As we age, our ability to remain...

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