Today’s post was originally featured on Reviews.com (http://www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems/). Their research team reviewed over 60 medical alert devices that seniors can utilize for safety and peace of mind while staying at home, perfect for our clients to hear about. One in three people over the age of 65 will experience a fall each year, among other emergencies and according to the AARP, 90% of seniors want to be self-sufficient for as long as possible. The Reviews.com team shares their insights on how to keep seniors safe and in the comfort of their own homes.
Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they prefer to live in their own homes, and most expect to stay there. It’s called “aging in place” and put simply: no assisted living facilities. Family members want to respect these wishes, but the risks are real. According to theNational Council on Aging, one in three adults age 65 and older experience a fall each year, let alone other emergencies. The best medical alert systems address these risks with reliable devices that can connect seniors with help, keeping them safely independent — and giving family members one less thing to worry about. Our top pick, Bay Alarm Medical, goes even further with attentive, personable service. In an emergency, we’d feel comfortable with a loved one in the company’s hands.
LifeCall popularized the personal emergency response system (PERS) with infomercials in the 1980s — “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” — and while the technology has come a long way, their core function hasn’t: Press a button and you’re in touch with someone who can send help.