Simple to Use Medical Alert Systems

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Have you ever heard the expression "Keep it simple stupid" (KISS). These 4 simple words are often overlooked and underutilized when it comes to new products and services entering the marketplace. One such example are medical alert systems.  Many times the manufacturers of these systems try to add to many features and gadgets to try and out do their competitors.  What they don't realize is that by adding these "extra" features they make the ...
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What Can Seniors do to Prevent Falls?

Preventing falls in seniors requires paying attention  to your surrounding environment and personal awareness.  The following are just a few simple steps a senior can take to reduce the likelihood of falling. 1. Take care of yourself • Have a chat with your doctor about your medications and their possible side effects. • Did you know poor vision increases your chance of falling significantly? −− See your eye doctor at least once a ...
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Best Medical Alert Systems Provide Quality Customer Care

The choices are almost limitless when it comes to choosing medical alert systems.  Finding the best medical alert systems is quite another task.  Trusting your loved one's safety to a medical alert company should not be taken lightly.  After all, we are talking about someones mom or dad. The process of choosing a medical alert system is not much different than choosing any other quality health care provider.  Ask for recommendations from ...
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Tennessee Medicaid Medicare Waiver for Medical Alert Systems

The Statewide Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver for the state of Tennessee  is approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve 3,700 elderly and disabled individuals. This Waiver provides a community-based, cost-effective alternative to institutional nursing facility care for individuals who are eligible for level 1 nursing home care and are financially eligible. ELIGIBILITY Individuals wishing to ...
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Changes to SC Medicaid for Seniors: How Will it Effect You?

South Carolina DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Post Office Box 8206 Columbia, South Carolina 29202-8206 www.scdhhs.gov January 31, 2011 ALL MEDICAID BULLETIN TO: Providers Indicated SUBJECT: Medicaid Reductions Update The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) issued a Medicaid Bulletin dated December 14, 2010, announcing the elimination and reduction of specific services effective February 1, 2011, or ...
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Senior Safety Tips around the Christmas Holidays

Christmas is a time when many families come together as a family unit. Parents,grandparents and all of the grandchildren gather around the Christmas tree and exchange gifts and catch up on what went on in their lives during the past year. If you have an elderly parent you will be visiting over the Christmas holiday season, it's important to make sure that they are taking care of themselves and that they are living in a safe environment. Look ...
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Senior Safety: Dying for Medical Information

In times that paramedics are called to an emergency, the immediate access to the patient’s medical history is very vital. However, this information is rarely available. One good example is a senior citizen who calls 911. Paramedics come to the scene and the senior is not able to give any detail regarding their condition. Without the presence of this important medical history, the only way for the paramedics to determine is to collect all the ...
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Fall Prevention Tips by MedFirst Alert

Senior Fall Prevention Most people don't realize that slips and falls are a growing concern for seniors over the age of 65. The following are some facts that will point out just how big the problem is: Over one third of adults who are 65 years old and beyond fall each year in the United States. (Hornbrook et al. 1994; Hausdorff et al. 2001) Among these people who belong to this age bracket, falling is the leading cause of deaths. ...
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Personal Emergency Response Systems for Seniors

PERS or Personal emergency response systems are safety devices that are used for homes to connect a senior or an elderly person to a 24-hour monitoring station by depressing a small transmitter. This transmitter is usually worn around the neck as pendant or as wristband. When the button is pressed, it sends a signal to the receiver that is connected to the senior's telephone land-line or voice over IP connection(VoIP). When a senior activates the ...
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Personal Emergency Response Systems or PERS

What does PERS mean? PERS stands for Personal Emergency Response System. PERS works in simple ways and only involves three components: a small radio transmitter (it should be lightweight, battery operated that can be easily carried in a pocket or in a chain around the neck or wrist band) a console that connects to the user’s telephone an emergency response center that recognizes and monitors every call When someone needs an ...
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