It is a fact that all seniors are in a delicate condition. The physical and cognitive changes brought about by aging have made them more susceptible to accidents and emergencies. The statistic provided in the beginning of the video below proves this: 1 out of every 3 people over 65 will fall this year. Anytime, the elderly can also feel sudden discomfort in the upper body and shortness of breath, among other things. In the event of an emergency, it is necessary for seniors to have instant access to help. This is why medical alert systems in general are essential.
Because of their condition, it would be risky for senior citizens to live alone. However, independence is something many seniors cherish. The only thing that would make independent living possible for seniors is a personal emergency response system. Alert systems may differ in features but they were all made with the same objective. When an emergency arises, the system allows the individual to seek help immediately just by touching a button. In just a few minutes, the person in need can speak to someone and ask for assistance. Because the response is immediate, the chances of the situation getting worse are reduced.
A medical alert system is most beneficial for the elderly, but they are not the only people who can use it. The system will also be helpful for people with medical conditions (young or old), individuals who experience walking difficulties or those who are in danger of falling.