Caring for an elderly parent, grandparent, neighbor or other loved one can be a stressful and tiring experience. If you are worried about what will happen to your loved one in the event of a fall, accident or other household emergency you should understand the benefits of a senior medical alert system. Whether you live close by or across the country, you can get peace of mind knowing that with a senior medical alert system from LifeStation, help for your loved one is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week with just the push of a button.
According to a recent AARP Survey, over 90% of seniors said it was “extremely or very important for them to stay at home as long as possible.” With simple installation and a cost of less than $1 per day, a senior medical alert system is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to make this desire a reality. Accidents are a top cause of death and disability for seniors, particularly those living alone. While medical alert systems cannot prevent accidents, they can greatly minimize the effect by enabling a quick response from neighbors and EMS.
Despite the seemingly obvious benefits of medical alert systems, some seniors are wary of any changes to their home environment. If your loved one is reluctant to wear a medical alert button, we have tips on persuading your loved one to use a medical alert system. No matter how much a senior may think she doesn't want a medical alert system, she will almost always prefer it to the alternative of needing to move out of her house.
While a senior alert system is a critical part of any senior safety plan, it is by no means the only tool at your disposal. There are many products available to aid in senior mobility and safety. Be aware and ready to recommend the use of a walker, a cane, a scooter, or bed rails. In addition, there are a lot of senior safety tips that a caregiver can recommend that are free or low cost and easy to implement.
At LifeStation we want to help seniors live safely and independently in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. LifeStation operates in all 50 states (and Canada), so all American seniors can be served. Contact us today to find out how a senior medical alert system can help while providing seniors and their caregivers with peace of mind.
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