If you are traveling for Spring Break, this is a must read!

So, spring break is coming up next week for most of the school aged children.  It is so much fun for them to get out and forget about school and really enjoy just being a kid.  Though we all know as parents, it becomes a stressful time to prepare for this great trip.  Maybe your headed off to Disney or Mexico.  What a fabulous time you are all going to have.  But, oh wait did you ever have that pit in your stomach, where you turn around for one split second and now you can’t find your child?  I know I have.  It’s the worst feeling in the world.  You start by staying calm but then reality hits! I can’t see my child, what if he wandered away, what if a stranger took him/her?  What do you do next?  Well, there are security officers that will help you look for your child. Disney’s general policy is to not enact this system until 20 minutes have passed to be sure that the child is indeed lost.  Through my research a child has never not been recovered and returned safely while in Disney.  However, not everyone is as precise as Disney World when it comes to protocols.  Here are some tips to use and go over with your children:

  •  A general instruction for small children is “Stay where You can see Me.”
  •  A stroller is perfect for corralling a small child. Put a distinctive ribbon on your stroller so it will not also be lost!
  • Put some appropriate ID (yours and theirs) in a pocket, a tag on a lanyard around the neck, or pinned on a jacket. Cell phone numbers would be useful. This will also ID you to the cast member who returns your child.
  • Where there are multiple older children, institute the buddy system.

Our GPS Tracker gives you precise location to where your child is and with two way voice you can speak to your child.  It’s an amazing watch that will give you peace of mind while on vacation.  Where ever you decide to travel take us with you!  Safety is priceless!  Have a great vacation and bring back some great insights to share with us!

Is Social Media coming between you and your family time?

I think we have all sat around and wasted a full day on social media.  Has it gotten out of control?  Are you able to unplug? In the next few weeks, I am going to do research on how social media has affected our lives.  I became curious after  speaking with few friends, my husband and my oldest son who I think is a brilliant man, social media has impacted our lives. What is your idea of unplugging?  Do you all ready do this?  If you would like to be a part of my research, email me your story at statmedalert@gmail.com.

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Have you heard of Senior Advisors? We have a great one for you!

When it comes to Senior Living, The RIGHT PLACE Means Everything.  But it is one of the most confusing and most stressful times.   Today I met an amazing women who owns Oasis in Northern & Central New Jersey, who provides this service free of charge to you.  The owner’s name is Connie Pizzaro.

Yes, you are not mistaken, I did say free.  I think of Connie as your family’s concierge.  She gives you her undivided attention when attending to your family’s needs. She has a great back story which  you will have to go to her website Somerset.Oasis.SeniorAdvsiors.com to read it.  Oasis will help you find what ever assistance you need for your loved one.  Anything from Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement communities, skilled nursing homes, home health agencies and so much more.  Here at STAT Medical Alert we have the same philosophy.  We treat you like you are one of our family members.  That is what Connie and Oasis will do for your family.  STAT Medical Alert will be working with Oasis to provide medical alert devices to anyone who requires one.  Our no contract and affordable pricing is really a great fit for anyone who is looking for an affordable option.  Give Connie a call at 732-524-8864 or email her at CPizarro@youroasisadvisor.com for a no-obligation consultation.

Alexandra

Do you know what Long Term Care Insurance is? It can be a crucial policy for you.

It might be hard to imagine now, but chances are you’ll need some help taking care of yourself later in life. The big question is: How will you pay for it?

Buying long-term care insurance is one way to prepare. Long-term care refers to a host of services that aren’t covered by regular health insurance. This includes assistance with routine daily activities, like bathing, dressing or getting in and out of bed.

A long-term care insurance policy helps cover the costs of that care when you have a chronic medical condition, a disability or a disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease. Most policies will reimburse you for care given in a variety of places, such as:

  • Your home.
  • A nursing home.
  • An assisted living facility.
  • An adult day care center.
  • Durable Medical Equipment, such as our Medical Alert devices.

Considering long-term care costs is an important part of any long-range financial plan, especially in your 50s and beyond. Waiting until you need care to buy coverage is not an option. You won’t qualify for long-term care insurance if you already have a debilitating condition. Most people with long-term care insurance buy it in their mid-50s to mid-60s.

Whether long-term care insurance is the right choice depends on your situation and preferences.  Consider finding someone who is a financial specialist when shopping for this type of policy.  We recommend Lynette Barbieri, financial specialist she can be reached at (732)845-0006.  She has worked with many of our clients.