Aging brings with it many health issues, some which cannot be ignored though many aging individuals do try to ignore them. An issue that is typically brushed under a rug or otherwise compensated for is hearing loss.
While many people believe that a medical alert system is only for the elderly, others have come to realize that this is not the case. Believe it or not, caregivers of all ages can benefit from having access to a medical alert system during an emergency.
Did you know the cost to employers of full time employees that are dealing with "intense caregiving" responsibilities totals more than $33 billion? This was uncovered in a study conducted several years ago by the MetLife Mature Market Institute so the numbers are actually expected to be higher at this time.
One way to allow your aging parents to remain independent is to equip their home with a medical monitoring device. These devices allow them to obtain emergency medical assistance at the touch of a button from their medical alert button and provide peace of mind for them and the family members for those times when your parents are alone in the home.