Month: January 2014

Seniors Get A Warning On Medical Alert Scam

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MobileHelpĀ® Announces New DUO Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS)

“I couldn’t believe it. They called me again Saturday,” Adams said. The medical alert system scam is in full swing in Michigan, as well as other states including New York, Texas, Wisconsin and Kentucky. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has received about 50 complaints about this scam in the past two weeks, according to Joy Yearout, director of communications for Attorney General Bill Schuette. The scumbaggery against seniors has reached a super-low point with this con job. Who doesn’t know a senior who fears a break-in?
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The Development of Medical Alert Systems

It serves as an priceless safety and basic safety system for seniors living on your own, and these who are suffering from long-term conditions this kind of as arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Remote call answering, automated voice-to-voice interaction, adjustable quantity controls, and monthly test call reminders are the technical features of an excellent digital medical inform technique. An digital medical alert system is composed of a easy transmitter (button), a interaction unit (console), and a rechargeable back again-up battery. A medical warn monitoring response centre is also a part of this method. The alert button is a small, h2o resistant system that weighs roughly an ounce. It can be worn on the wrist as a observe or all around the neck like a necklace.
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Global Medical Alert Systems/Personal Emergency Response Market (PERS) – A Blooming Market with the Increase in Ageing Population

The cellular base stations lighted display enables delivery of Medication Reminders, the first of MobileHelp Connect interactive health applications, target release Q1 2014. The MobileHelp Cellular DUO Systemincludes a cellular base station, a Mobile Device with mobile pouch and portable cradle charger, and choice of a waterproof neck pendant or wrist button which should be worn at all times. Also incorporated with the system is MobileHelp Connect an innovative online portal, which provides event notification and online tracking platform for customers, families and caregivers. About MobileHelp MobileHelp is America’s leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology based in Boca Raton, Florida and services clients in all 50 states. MobileHelp develops and distributes market leading products such as Cellular DUO, the first and only fully integrated medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology which provides an in-home cellular base station and a mobile device to protect customers away from home; and the Cellular Classic system, an in-home cellular based Medical Alert System.
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Global Medical Alert Systems/Personal Emergency Response Market(PERS)

The market is expected to reach the $2bn mark by 2020. Save Bengaluru, India — ( SBWIRE ) — 12/26/2013 — The projected percentage of GDP amount to be spent by Asia Pacific countries such as China, Japan and South Korea in public healthcare will be 10% by 2020 owing to the rapid rise in ageing citizens. With the increasing ageing population all across the world particularly developed countries, their health and care will be of prime importance for the current generation. To reduce the dependency factor of the aged persons on others, the caretakers are involving the use of PERS or medical alert systems thereby forming a huge market share in the healthcare industry. Humana Inc. in collaboration with Valued Relationships Inc. is going to provide 500 Medicare members nationwide with the pilot enhanced medical alert system. The surge in the ageing population in Europe has forced EU members to seek a change in their healthcare policies and provide reimbursements for remote monitoring systems including PERS devices.
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scam alert

Humana Inc. (https://www.humana.com/) in collaboration with Valued Relationships Inc. (http://www.monitoringcare.com/) is going to provide 500 Medicare members nationwide with the pilot enhanced medical alert system. The surge in the ageing population in Europe has forced EU members to seek a change in their healthcare policies and provide reimbursements for remote monitoring systems including PERS devices. Competitive Landscape The field of medical alert systems used to be a comparatively stable but owing to the rise in the ageing population and their demands for better healthcare facilities without increasing the hospital visits and bills has created turbulence in it. The recent industry acquisition and mergers such as Tunstall ( http://www.tunstallamerica.com/ )/America Medical Alert Corp. (AMAC), MobileHelp ( http://www.mobilehelpnow.com/ )/Halo surely guarantees the potential growth in PERS market.
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High-tech Gadgets Monitor Seniors’ Safety At Home

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Fire safety grants announced for programs for students, seniors

One study found that after a year, residents who agreed to be monitored were functioning better than an unmonitored control group, presumably because nurses intervened sooner at signs of trouble, Rantz said. The bigger question is whether simply alerting a loved one, not a nurse, might also help. Now, with a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, Rantz will begin expanding the research to see how this monitoring works in different senior housing and this time, participants can decide if they’d like a family member or friend to get those alerts, in addition to a nurse. Rantz says embedding sensors in the home is important because too many older adults forget or don’t want to wear those older emergency-call buttons including Rantz’s own mother, who lay helpless on her floor for eight hours after tripping and badly breaking a shoulder. Rantz said her mother never fully recovered, and six months later died. “When we started this team, I said we are not going to make anybody wear anything or push any buttons, because my mother refused and I don’t think she’s any different than a lot of other people in this world,” Rantz said. Monitoring raises important privacy questions, about just what is tracked and who has access to it, cautioned Jeff Makowka of AARP.
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Safety for seniors

Anne M. Gobi, D-Spencer; Sen. Stephen M. Brewer, D-Barre, and Rep. Todd M. Smola, R-Warren, joined Gov. Deval L.
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Panel discussion on senior safety Jan. 14 in Sudbury

* Have handrails installed on outside walls for frequently used walkways. * If you use a cane or walker, check the rubber tips to make sure they are not worn smooth. In winter, seasonal affective disorder can occur in seniors and impact their emotional health. Some signs to watch for with SAD include: a loss of energy, an increased appetite and an enhanced feeling of lethargy and tiredness. If symptoms are present, talk to your medical provider about treatment options. Additionally, winter storms can be unpredictable.
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Monitoring gadgets

Seniors, the Council on Aging, the Plymouth police and fire departments, the Plymouth County Sheriffs Department, and the Plymouth County District Attorneys office are determined to reintroduce a proactive approach to senior safety. The TRIAD program, a community policing initiative, strives to protect seniors from crime through education and awareness of other programs for seniors. Were here to serve a purpose senior safety, TRIAD and Friends of the Plymouth Council on Aging member Pat Achorn said. With Interim Elder Affairs Director Connie DiLego on board, a group met Thursday morning to jumpstart the program in Plymouth. Communities with TRIAD establish a Seniors And Law enforcement Together (SALT) Council to help protect its seniors from scams and other threats to their financial and emotional safety. DiLego said there has always been a need for a program like TRIAD to give seniors the information they need to stay safe, and with the population of seniors expanding, its more important than ever. Its vital to our community because of the number of seniors in the community, she said.
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Seniors: Brush up on winter safety

Panelists will include Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix, Katie Galenius, director of women’s programs at Greater Lynn Social Services Inc., and Marissa Hamilton, protective services worker at Minuteman Senior Services. For people unable to attend this discussion, a similar one will be held at the Wayland Council on Aging at Wayland Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable invites the public to a panel discussion about abuse and scams against senior citizens. The free event will be on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Community Meeting Room at Goodnow Library in Sudbury. Panelists will include Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix, Katie Galenius, director of women’s programs at Greater Lynn Social Services Inc., and Marissa Hamilton, protective services worker at Minuteman Senior Services.
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