Most older adults prefer to live in their homes rather than a nursing home; therefore, it is important for family members to create a safe living environment at home. Since many seniors are vulnerable to falls due to various aging problems, emergency alert systems are becoming indispensable for seniors. These high tech devices are emerging to be an effective solution to provide a safe environment for seniors at home as well as outside the home.
Emergency alert systems are useful not just for the older adults, but to their family members by offering peace of mind.
Research studies state that one third of people aged 65 and older fall each year. Falls are the number one cause of death due to injury in people above the age of 75 and it is the major cause of hospitalization due to injury in this age group.
Considering the statistics, it can be concluded that injuries due to falls could be life threatening. Due to this reason, older adults suffering from osteoporosis or heart diseases – especially those who are at high risk of stroke – need special care and immediate assistance in case of a medical emergency.
These devices are also essential for people with cognitive diseases especially Alzheimer’s to help families monitor their loved ones effectively.
A wireless medical alert system is designed to be worn as a pendant or around your wrist. In case of a fall or any other emergency you press the button on the emergency alert device. Pressing the button sends a call to a service agent who is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The operator has access to your nominated emergency contacts as well as emergency medical responders. They then notify your contacts, the medical responders and send help to your location immediately.
Since medical alerts can be worn as a pendant or a watch, they are much easier to use in comparison to cell phones.
LifeBeacon is an advanced medical alert system that delivers medical assistance in a quick and more responsive manner. With an average response time of 20 seconds, this system allows you to talk directly to the service operator through your emergency alert device and tell them what assistance you need.
The device does not require you to restrict your activities to a certain area. With no base station, it allows you the freedom to have coverage virtually anywhere.
In addition, real time tracking allows your family members to check your location through a GPS monitoring web portal. The geofence alert gives your family the peace of mind that once you are out of the set radius, they can receive an immediate alert.
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