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Medical Alert Resources | LifeFone
When most people think of a medical alert system, they immediately think of the elderly. These systems, however, can be useful in a variety of situations. The medical alert industry also refers to these devices as personal emergency response systems (PERS) which appropriately represents the variety of ways it can assist people of all ages.
The time that you’re beginning to search for a home medical alert device is likely fraught with tension and stress and knowing you need to equip your loved ones with a medical monitoring pendant may be hard to face. LifeFone makes navigating the sometimes-confusing maze of medical alert providers easier by offering a comprehensive list of the most frequently asked questions they have heard from potential users.
Are you a caregiver in need of additional assistance in caring for aging or elderly relatives? You may find you’re at the stage of needing to hire an in-home health aide and this could be a decision as fraught with fears as it was when you hired someone to care for your children. If you have an aging parent that is unable to care for him or herself you need to carefully weigh the options of allowing them to age in place or making a move to an assisted living type facility.
Many of today’s caregivers are in what has been termed The Sandwich Generation. These folks are caregivers who have taken on the role of caring for an aging or ill parent or family member while still raising their own children and pursuing a career.
Chances are you know a caregiver or are one yourself. Statistically speaking, if you’re a woman who is between the ages of 48-60 you will be a caregiver (the average age of caregivers is 51), because more than 60% of women are. Consider that close to 70 million individuals (29% of the population) in the United States are in a caregiving role and chances are you know more than one person who is providing care to an aging or disabled relative.