Archive for September, 2011

Visit LifeStation at NAHC

Friday, September 30th, 2011

LifeStation is proud to work with lots of great home care agencies and other senior health professionals. These partners help bring LifeStation products to seniors and their loved ones throughout the country. We look forward to meeting with our existing partners and prospective new partners at the NAHC 30th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Las Vegas from October 1-4.

In addition to the great educational seminars, we are looking forward to a distinguished list of keynote speakers including Tom Daschle, Eleanor Clift, Paul Begala and Arianna Huffington.

If you are attending NAHC, visit LifeStation at Booth 1206 to learn more about the LifeStation Partner Alliance. We are offering a great deal for NEW medical alert partners to earn $100 in Amex gift cards when you sign up your first medical alert customer.

Plus, we are sure to have the best booth giveaway at the show. We don’t want to ruin the surprise, but let’s just say they go well with black or red.

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Retirement Expectations Gap

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Everybody dreams about retirement from the time you are 35 until right up to when it finally happens. Visions of travelling to Europe, free concerts in the park and lectures on ancient Roman architecture at the local university fill your mind. Very few think about the aches and pains that will inevitably come with age. Certainly, the increasing physical and emotional burdens of becoming a caregiver for your aging parents aren’t in the idyllic picture you have created.

As a new survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health indicates, those approaching retirement need to reset their expectations on what it would be like. In particular, their is a wide gap between expectations and reality as it relates to your health.

  • 13% of pre-retirees believe their health will be worse than it is today
  • 39% of retirees believe their health is worse than it was in the five years before retirement

Pre-retirees and recent retirees should be realistic about what is likely to happen so that they can prepare for changes. Understanding the latest technology advances in senior health including medical alarms is a good way to start.