Medical Alert Systems

August 21st, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia & Falls

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Increase the Risk of Falling and Serious Injury You want to keep your loved one safe. People with cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s or dementia fall more often with severe enough complications to require emergency transport to a hospital.1 Understanding how Alzheimer’s and other cognitive issues increase fall risk helps you do more Read more >>

August 20th, 2021

What Can Happen After a Fall?

Falling is a serious health and wellbeing issue for older Americans. The CDC estimates that more than one-quarter of older people fall each year and less than half tell their doctors. Additionally, falling once doubles the chances of falling again.1 Importantly, falls are the leading cause of injury and death from “unintentional injuries” for people 55 and older.2 Read more >>

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Your Personal Care Plan

How to make sure the right help will always be there – a closer look at the personal care plan. What is a personal care plan? When your loved one sets up their Lifeline service, they are asked to complete a personal care plan It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and Read more >>

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Tips for Care Recipients

Your personal care plan – tips to make sure the right help will always be there. What is a personal care plan? When you set up your Lifeline service, you are asked to complete a personal care plan. It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and instructions for how to access the Read more >>

July 1st, 2020

Caregiver Tips: Technology for Seniors to Connect with Family

One thing that worries many family caregivers – especially those of us who don’t live nearby – is our family members feeling lonely or isolated. “We are social animals and need to have family and tribe and a sense of belonging to be psychologically whole,” says Andrew Duxbury, professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics Read more >>

May 27th, 2020

Family Caregivers Get a Hand from Lifeline

Providing care to someone in need is one of the most selfless things a person can do. Without hesitation and often without compensation, family caregivers provide essential assistance to aging partners and relatives, family members living with disabilities, and others. We know. Many of us at Lifeline are also family carers. That’s why we work Read more >>

March 21st, 2020

Technology to Help You Care for an Aging Spouse or Parent

It’s scary but true: Falls are the leading cause of injuries and deaths from injury for older Americans — even the very active1. That’s why a medical alert system with automatic fall detection technology is a must-have. To select the right option, determine the features that best suit your and your loved one’s lifestyle. Share Read more >>

July 23rd, 2019

Personal Emergency Response System: Buying Advice

Anyone can benefit from emergency alert technology – whether living with illness, remaining independent, or maintaining an energetic life. Yet some of your patients and their family caregivers may be unsure they need a personal emergency response system (PERS), or how to choose one. Use the following insights and information to help them make the Read more >>

July 23rd, 2019

New and Innovative Health Technology for Older Adults

Perhaps you’re acquainted with Pepper. No, not salt’s best friend. Pepper (a collective noun for a type of social robot) is being used in two Belgian hospitals as a greeter, programmed to interact with patients in a manner that, according to its designers, is consistent with human psychology. “This is not a relationship that is trying Read more >>

February 21st, 2018

Symptoms Stemming from Heart Conditions Can Increase Your Risk of Falling

Millions of older Americans live with cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease, stroke and hypertension, according to American Heart Association estimates. These conditions have other serious health implications. One of the biggest is an increase of injury or worse from a fall. “In the last century, many people with chronic health conditions spent long periods of Read more >>

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