With the aging population living a more independent lifestyle, often as their loved one, you become concerned about their safety. Mom and dad feel comfortable in their home, and don’t want any outside interference, even from their family. However, as their child, you would like them to take precautions to ensure their safety at home.
Medical Alert System
Whether you are moving your parents to a retirement home, downsizing to a smaller place or moving them into your home, take extra care and consider the following tips LifeFone has to offer when supporting them through what can often be a difficult transition.
Let’s first explain what a medical alert system is. It’s simply a device that is your personal emergency response system 24/7. A medical alert system allows you to stay safe and maintain your independence. LifeFone offers both at home system and on the go medical alert systems to keep you safe no matter where you go.
We are all familiar with a lockbox when looking for or selling a home. Real estate agents hang them on homes that are for sale so buyers can come into a home while keeping the house secure. Unlike the flower pot or door mat, lockboxes keep your keys safe with a combination lock.
Most of us have grandparents, parents or an elderly neighbor and we know that a fall is dangerous for older adults. The CDC reports that falls for those 65 years of age and older are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries. Statistics from Yale University School of Medicine show that one out of three older adults fall each year and the incidence of falls is increasing.
Aging at home is one of the last hold outs of independence for many seniors. Most often, your aging loved one is determined to hold onto their ability to stay in their home. Equipping them with a medical alert system can help them achieve this goal.
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You’ve made the final decision on a medical alert system and though it seems like a once-and-done decision, there are many ways you can ensure you are getting the most out of your service.