4 Important Safety Topics for Seniors

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jun 28, 2019 5:01:23 PM

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Heartland Security participated in the Douglas County Healthy & Active Senior Expo sponsored by Douglas County TRIAD. Seniors could visit vendor tables, listen to the keynote speaker, attend breakout sessions, get free lunch, and win door prizes. One of the breakout sessions was titled "Home Safety" with a talk given by Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen*.

Sheriff Wolbersen told of crowd of over 30 seniors about how to stay safe in their homes. He emphasized that seniors should know their limitations and have a network of people they can reach out to for help with things. He also mentioned several other topics that we will elaborate on here.

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Topics: home security systems, safety, medical alerts

How to Help Aging Parents Stay in Their Home: A Medical Alert Can Help

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Aug 20, 2015 4:10:30 PM

If you've got aging parents, you know the struggle of how to keep them in their home for as long as possible. Making their home safer and considering caregiving options, transportation options, and community outreach programs can easily overwhelm you. One way to help keep your parents in their home is by getting them a medical alert.

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Topics: medical alerts

Medical Alerts - Personal Emergency Reporting Systems (PERS)

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jun 12, 2015 3:48:00 PM

Medical alerts, or personal emergency reporting systems (PERS), are buttons that you wear that connect you with a response center dispatcher who can send for emergency personnel when you need help. Whether you live alone or have a medical condition that limits your mobility, a medical alert can be a solution to help you maintain your independence.

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Security Systems 104: The Basics of Medical Alerts

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Mar 24, 2015 11:45:00 AM

When you're considering getting a medical alert, also known as a Personal Emergency Reporting System (PERS), you'll have some questions.

  • Who needs a medical alert system?
  • How does a medical alert system work?
  • What kind of medical alert systems should I consider?

We've got the answers to help you better understand your options for medical alert systems.

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Topics: medical alerts