How to Choose a Medical Alert System for Someone You Love

Having a medical alert system around your house can be extremely essential, especially if one of your family members is a senior and needs a little extra help in case of a medical emergency. Not only will this give you a peace of mind, but it will also make sure that the person you love is always kept safe.

There are different medical alert devices that are available on the market and of course, you get to choose from a wide range of plans for this kind of service. However, it is extremely important to follow the needs of your senior when you choose the device and the plan for it.

There are plenty of questions you need to answer before choosing a medical alert system, so let’s see how you can easily do this.

Who Is Notified

One of the questions that arises is who will be notified in case there is an emergency. Depending on where you live, you could opt for a system that has monitoring services included, or you could ask to be the person who is notified in case of emergency. However, the best choice would be to go with monitoring, because they also offer professional medical help.

The system could be connected to a call center, and a team will be send right away to the distress signal coming from the senior.

Automatic Detection Feature

Usually, the system is activated through a push of the button, but there are also newer systems on the market that can detect the falling of the person. This being the case, if the person falls and becomes unconscious, the system will still be activated even if no button was pushed and a team will be sent to the location (or the responsible person will be notified).

Some systems can detect carbon monoxide in the air or fire, and they make a distress call if this happens. It’s a newer technology but it helps save the lives of your dear ones.

Monitoring Daily Health and Daily Activities

Being able to check your senior’s health situation could come in handy, and it doesn’t matter that there’s no emergency. A monitoring device could help in keeping the track of the senior’s movements and vital signs. These items allow to have this data sent directly to the computer or to a smartphone app, so you’ll be able to know almost exactly what they have been doing – lying down or sitting, and even if there were abnormal vital signs.

You could choose for a product that offers the possibility to send all this information to the doctor’s office, and you could also have a reminder on it for notifying the senior about taking the medication at the right time of the day.

Something else that is used today is video monitoring, and you could ask for a system that offers you this option.


There are home based units that are adequate for those people who don’t leave the house so often, and here you can also have video monitoring, but there are also those mobile units that are worn around the neck – like a necklace. The home based units work within a specific range, so if you have a senior that is more active, you might think about getting the second presented option and choose a GPS enabled device.

This kind of device could be taken wherever the person goes, and it can signal a wide range of troubles in case there is the need.

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If You Are Looking for Translation Services Provider

The term ‘Global Economy’ gets tossed around a lot these days. But it really is true that we are living in a time where technology and communications have leveled the playing field, resulting in what can only truly be called a Global Economy. What does that mean for your business? Well, it means that you must have top translation services available to you when the need arises. If you have any clients or customers who speak a language other than your own, it is crucial to find a reliable translation agency and certified professional translation services, to stay one step ahead of your competition.

If you have been searching for the top translation services, but aren’t sure what you – as a customer – should expect from these companies, we have you covered with the information you need. As you read through every word of this post you will discover what you need to be on the lookout for when you are hiring a professional translator service to assist you with your business needs.

Here are the services that you should expect when you hire one of the top translation services to assist your business:

Customer Support

Getting a document, website or any other resource translated is not a cut and dry proposition. You should expect more from the top translation services than to simply receive a rough translation of your documents. Look for a professional translation agency and certified professional translation services that offer you more for your money. How much more? Well, you should expect a user-friendly customer portal that makes it easy for you to submit translation projects and to check on the status of any orders that you have already submitted. If you do a lot of work with your professional translation company, you should also expect to have a project manager or liaison assigned to your account. That way, you can be assured that an internal resource is staying on top of all your documents and translation work.

Professional Certified Translators

Be sure to check the customer website of any translation service you plan to use, to see what types of certifications their translators possess. You may also want to see if any of the top translation services you are considering doing business with have native-speaking translators on staff for any customer communications that your company needs to perform. It is always nice to know that you have access to a native-speaking translator when the time comes to communicate with your clients via emails, telephone calls or video chats.

Pricing Considerations

We all know that you don’t always get what you pay for. It is very easy to shell out a lot of cash to one of the top translation services companies, only to get less than what you might expect. We suggest that you check out the pricing offered by various translation companies to find one that offers professional translation services at a price that is right for your budget. Ask to see some customer testimonials to see if your money for professional translations will be money well spent.

Keep these things in mind and you are sure to find the top translation services for all of your upcoming business needs.

I also find that agencies located in the more popular city tend to be more expensive. However, they are every popular because these agencies do deliver good and reliable results. You can look for the agency at Translation Services NYC if you are curious.

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New Revenue For Government

Professional dancers who performed in shows must pay taxes…What is the world coming to. Perhaps the government is really running low on their budget, and they are finding all ways to grab as much money as possible.

A professional belly dancer who performed recently for the royal personnel was actually being ordered to come out and pay 50k pounds in taxation. You read correctly – it is 50k pounds and not 50 pence. The judge that make this ruling felt that the belly dancing classes were of leisure rather than academic. This ridiculous ruling comes in effect immediately. You can read the full post here.

Audrey Cheruvier is the director for this dance school and argued that her teachings belong to sports in nature. Her legal representatives put forth the argument (in which I fully agree) that dance is a serious sports that require systematic process and methodology. It should then be classified as a sports and be awarded the same VAT exemption just like the tutors in the mainstream topics.

It is obvious that this judge do not dance and do not know this form of discipline sports. If everyone professional dancers got to pay this kind of tax, then it is going to be terrible. Dancers do not earn much to begin with (unless you are like some big stars in some big dance company). Many dancers beside performing, make their living through other small business ventures such as selling their school dance tops in order to make some extra pocket money. Life is tough for these artist. Does anyone have any good dance solutions to this?

If this is going to be prevalent, then the dance teachers are better off selling belly dancing dvd than teaching the actual course. If you are reading this, then maybe you want to learn how to dance through belly dancing dvd rather than going for actual belly dancing classes.


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GA Notes 5/23/12

Notes from Occupy St Louis GA, May 23, 2012

Quorum counted, 17.

Announcements: Members of the North City community have asked that the previously discussed actions be temporarily postponed, regarding fighting the closing of community centers in North City, until all information is discussed and discovered, namely which centers if any are closing.

Wildcat Strike with AT & T workers over 100 days without a contract who will walk out at noon tomorrow, hotdogs and camaraderie. The members have specifically asked for us to bring our “Occupy” and “99%” signs.Pasted from event page: Thursday 12:00pm until 1:00pm 2651 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 Come stand in solidarity with CWA workers working for AT&T without a contract. They will walk off the job from 12 noon to 1 PM on Thursday May 24. We are the 99%, let usshow our solidarity with the workers working without contracts and rally against Corprate greed.

Proposals: 1. Occupy St Louis declares Solidarity with victims of state repression including the “cleveland 3″, abuses and trumped up charges during NATO in Chicago, and against all victims who suffer at the hands of state sponsored repression. Solidarity with an already planned march for 9;30 pm tomorrow, May 24, beginning at Keiner Plaza, against state sponsored repression. March with (quote of proposer) “an attempt at completely avoiding confrontation with police”.

Consensus, solidarity.


2. Reminder of continued solidarity in defense of Annie Quain against US BANK and it’s predatory foreclousure of her home, including weekly protest at 9 AM in front of the US BANK at 10 N Hanley (at Forsythe) .

Consensus, solidarity.


3. That “since there is no access to the .org site” a new website be launched with two weeks notice starting immediately so that all current, past, admins have an ample chance to weigh in and be present to be involved in fixing/relaunching.

Consensus, solidarity.