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Marlo Vernon

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Why Life Alert Doesn’t Work – 80% of Older Adults Who Fall and Have a Call Alarm Do Not Activate It

“My mom refuses to wear Life Alert,” is a phrase I’ve heard dozens of times interviewing people on how they care for their elderly loved ones. Call alarms like Life Alert are emergency buttons that contact first responders when pushed. They can be put on the walls of rooms and bathrooms or worn as pendants …

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Elderly Caregiving and How to Support Your Loved Ones

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives in one way or another, whether it be a small inconvenience, such as wearing a mask to go to the grocery store, or, much more tragically, losing a loved one to the virus. However, it has affected our most vulnerable population most prominently–senior citizens.  8 out of …

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CarePenguin Accepted Into Catalyze CU Class of 2020!

We are excited to announce that CarePenguin is participating in Catalyze CU, a summer-long startup accelerator that combines mentorship, funding, and coworking space!  I graduated from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and I’m excited to continue working on CarePenguin this summer and beyond.  I encourage you to attend our demo which is …

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