Every 13 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Lower-body weakness, difficulties with walking and balance, and vision problems can make a person more likely to fall. Other causes include home hazards and clutter.
Having a medical alert system can reduce a person’s risk of not being able to receive timely treatment, by obtaining immediate medical assistance in the event of a fall or emergency. Another benefit is that they can also enable kūpuna and anyone with long-term healthcare needs to live independently in their home and community for as long as possible. Not to mention giving peace of mind to other family members!
What to look for in a medical alert system
- A comprehensive range of sensors that monitor home environments unobtrusively for high-risk events, out-of-pattern activities and emergencies.
- Connection to trained professional operators, available 24/7/365 via in-home or mobile tech-nology devices, to help people during emergencies and crisis situations.
- A trusted company that partners with healthcare institutions and government agencies to identify and assist those in need of services.