Helping the seniors in your life make decisions regarding aging in place should be the goal of the entire family. If your aging loved ones are determined to remain independent there are steps that can be taken to make that happen.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
The holiday season is usually a joyful time of year meant for getting together with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on our lives and loved ones, and certainly a time for celebration. The holiday season, with its festivities and decorations, is not without its health and safety risks. In fact, it can be one of the most dangerous times of year for seniors.
Television commercials, mailings, Internet advertising and even telemarketers continually bombard our aging relatives with information and sales pitches on everything from vitamins to groceries to home medical alert device providers. How do you tone down the noise and make an informed decision, especially as it pertains to finding a provider for medical alert devices and the providers that carry them?
Medical alert systems are, at the most basic, a personal 9-1-1 device for the elderly. These devices are monitored by trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; because of that they provide peace of mind to all members of the family and caregivers.
Imagine this scenario: Your senior family member has had to activate his emergency medical pendant and the medical personnel are on the way. The senior can’t get up to answer the door; the locked door is a barrier between the patient and emergency medical personnel.