Reduce Your Worry About Falls By Putting The Right Alert System In Place
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that falls among older adults are extremely common with an estimated 2.5 million older adults treated for fall injuries in the U.S. every year. Sadly, an estimated 25,000 of those fall injuries result in death. Given the aforementioned, it's no surprise that research shows that 8 out of 10 caregivers worry about their loved ones falling.
Medical alert systems are valuable life-saving devices. They can protect seniors in case of emergency while providing untold peace of mind for caregivers and loved ones. In studies, nine out of 10 subscribers reported that their medical alert system helped them maintain their independence. And, while personal emergency response systems are often used for fall detection, they can also provide a lifeline in case of medical emergencies related to diabetes, heart attack or stroke. Additionally, they can be activated in case of a fire or burglary. Medical monitoring companies can even help during unforeseen everyday situations as one subscriber discovered when she couldn’t get out of the tub.
While smartphones and voice-activated devices provide alternatives for seniors who may need to contact a neighbor or relative in an emergency, professionally monitored systems provide benefits that the aforementioned don't. No other system provides a direct link to trained operators or emergency contacts along with advanced features like GPS tracking.
10 Best Medical Alert Systems
Given that there are now more than 260 medical monitoring services registered with the Better Business Bureau, it was clear to to the Assisted Living Research Institute that a centralized resource synthesizing the great wealth of available information was needed. One that would provide practical ways to ease stress and worry about a loved one falling in their home. With this goal in mind, this industry-leading research organization, dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults, compiled comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand actionable guides and resources. In sum, they helped narrow down numerous buyer options and developed a list of the "10 Best Medical Alert Systems."
Why not put an end to constant worry (or at least lessen it) about your loved one aging in place by checking out the Assisted Living Research Institute's "Best Medical Alerts" website section providing extremely thorough information for families and senior citizens around emerging assistive technologies for fall prevention? Whether you refer to them as medical alert systems, call systems, medical monitoring systems, fall alert systems, or fall prevention systems, with so much detailed information, we think this resource will help you figure out which system is right for you or you loved one.
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