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Wireless Network Detects Falls

University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices. For people age 65 and older, falling is a leading cause of injury and death. Most fall-detection devices monitor a person's posture or require a person to push a button to call for help. However, these devices must be worn at all times. A 2008 study showed 80 percent of elderly adults who owned call buttons didn't use…

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Long-Term Care Insurance v. Medicaid Trust?

However, there are no right and wrong answers in choosing either LTCI or MT. Each client has their own situation, concerns, preferences, circumstances, and financial issues. The key is protecting your assets from the nursing home cost.