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Answer the following questions to determine if a medical alert system is right for you: Do you live alone? Are you 65 years of age or older? Have you fallen in the last 3 years? Are you worried about falling in the shower? Do you have difficulty using steps or standing up? Do you have any of these conditions: heart disease, osteoporosis, COPD, Diabetes, arthritis? Do you have poor vision and find it easier to simply press a button than use a standard telephone? Do you use a cane for balance or walking? Are you loved ones worried about you when you’re home alone?Is it important for you to continue living independently? Find Medical Alert Systems and Devices in your area here Count your “yes” answers to see if you need a medical alert system: 0-2 Not required. Your health and living situation don’t require a medical alert system, but it can provide peace of mind against the unexpected. 3-5 Moderate need. You are at risk for a fall or other incident. A medical alert system helps ensure that aid can get to you quickly. 6-8 Highly recommended. Several factors put you at risk for a fall or other incident. To maintain your independence, a medical alert system is highly recommended. 9-11 Urgent need. You are at a very high risk of an incident requiring medical attention. A medical alert system is strongly advised. – – Questionnaire courtesy of AmeriCare Homecare, with offices in Raleigh, NC and Chapel Hill, NC
You’ve always loved the energy and excitement of a theme park, but you outgrew your “need for speed”—or at least your stomach for it—a long time ago. That doesn’t mean you should pass up a trip to Orlando with your kids and grandkids this year. No matter what your age or appetite for adventure, this city still has plenty of thrills in store for you! Epcot® Most travel sites say that Epcot is the most adult-oriented theme park in this city that lives and breathes entertainment. Reports Frommers.com, “Shop, stroll, and dine your way through the nations of the World Showcase, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the park’s horticulture or architecture, or explore the technological- and scientific-themed attractions of Future World.” “Do not miss The Land [in Future World],” writes Orlando Vacations. “This new attraction [Soarin’] provides guests with a phenomenal flyover of California. The movement is quite gentle, just an initial lift followed by a slight swaying of the seats in tandem with the film. Sights, sounds, movement, and even smell combine for a truly amazing experience.” SeaWorld® Voted number one Orlando theme park for seniors by the Undercover Tourist blog, this marine-based zoological and theme park is renowned for its spectacular shows, particularly “One Ocean” and “Blue Horizons.” “Seniors will enjoy the animal encounters, the 360-degree view of Orlando from Sky Tower and the numerous places to cool off,” the blogger recommends. A 65-year-old traveller on TripAdvisor agrees: “The exhibits (shark tunnel, manatees, Arctic, penguins, etc.) were well-done. The water ride Atlantis was exciting and fun (you will get soaked … but it was hot and felt good).” Universal Studios If you’re a […]