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​How to Further My Senior’s Protection When I’m Not Around

​How to Further My Senior’s Protection When I’m Not Around

Taylor McKnight on Mar 29th 2023

Many Seniors live alone, causing stress for family and caregivers alike.

classy elderly woman in hatMedicare is a federally-funded health insurance program for the elderly and disabled. It covers medical services, care, and supplies that Medicare recipients need to live at home and make their lives as healthy as possible. The Social Security Administration (SSA) coordinates with Medicare to protect seniors when they are not around.

To further your senior’s protection when they aren’t around, you can enlist the help of a  personal emergency response system or a combination alarm system with monitored burglar alarms. These services offer the flexibility to plan for your senior’s future, knowing they can rest easy and be protected when they aren’t around.

The Importance of Senior Citizen’s Health

This can be a challenge if you work long hours at the office, travel frequently, or have a family obligation. If you require your senior to rely on others with whom they are not close, they are more likely to wind up in an assisted living facility. It is important to have Medicare when you are eligible for it. Medicare doesn’t just cover medical services, but it also covers care and supplies that patients need to live at home and make their lives as healthy as possible. Seniors can pay the monthly premium with their own money instead of using the program from Social Security.

How to Further a Senior Citizen’s Protection When No One is Around

A combination medical alert system with monitored burglar alarms is the best way to keep your senior covered. When a door or window is opened, this system sends a phone alert to you and the local authorities. You can choose to receive silent alerts, like text message alerts or email notifications. This way, you can plan for your senior’s future, knowing they can rest easy and be protected when they aren’t around. You can enlist the help of an alarm monitoring service or a combination alarm system with monitored burglar alarms. These services offer the flexibility to plan for your senior’s future, knowing they can rest easy and be protected when they aren’t around.

You might want to watch your senior’s activities when you aren’t around for several reasons. If they suffer from memory issues,  dementia or cognitive decline, you may want a security system that alerts them when suspicious activity is on the property. Seniors who need help with everyday tasks may not know they need help.


Extra Precautions to Take For Your Senior Citizen

These extra precautions are a good way to ensure that they are in a safe environment and there will be no unwanted surprises. You can choose to receive silent alerts, like text message alerts or email notifications. This way, you can plan for your senior’s future, knowing they can rest easy and be protected when they aren’t around.

If your senior is already enrolled in  Medicare, you can take extra precautions to protect them inside and outside their home. It would help if you also enrolled them in a health benefits plan. This can help you find low-cost services like dental care, prescription drugs, and vision care. When you set up a health plan for your loved one, you’ll have the option to enroll in the prescription drug coverage plan so that they have access to discounted medications.


Dangers to Get Rid of For a Senior Citizen

Try to keep your senior citizen on a regular schedule. They may need assistance with certain tasks, but everyone is capable of living on their own. Make sure they aren’t isolated, either. It can become dangerous if they don’t have any human interaction. Make sure to enroll them in health and wellness programs, like physical therapy. It is important to keep your senior socializing with friends and family. You can set up meal delivery services or grocery shopping deliveries so that they have proper nutrition in their diet.

Check the bathroom to look for safety risks.  Simple changes like improving the lighting, eliminating scatter rugs, placing grip strips in the bath tub or shower, and reducing clutter can make the bathroom safe for seniors.

Alcohol and tobacco products are hazardous to your senior’s health, so they should be kept out of reach or not given at all. These dangerous items can be replaced with safer alternatives like e-cigarettes or nicotine patches. It would be best to monitor medications with strong side effects. Some common over-the-counter medicines like sleeping pills or painkillers can cause serious problems if mixed with other drugs that are being taken. If you are looking for a way to ensure that your senior citizen is safe no matter where they go,  enrolling in a medical alert system is a good option. With a medical alert system, you can set up automatic dispatches if they have an emergency.


Caring for senior citizens is difficult when they can no longer care for themselves. If you can ensure that your senior citizen is covered with Medicare, enroll them in the program as soon as possible. Medicare doesn’t just cover medical services, but it also covers care and supplies that patients need to live at home and make their lives as healthy as possible.

About the Author: Guest post written by Taylor McKnight, Author for Delta Medicare Benefits Group