Even though seniors are reluctant to embrace it, technology is rapidly becoming their best friend. Advances in medicine as well as non-medical real time support has helped keep millions of seniors out of harm’s way and in position to avoid a lot of potential risks they can face daily.
“Here are actually a number of medical alert products on the market today that give seniors the flexibility to call for help both inside and outside the home.
For years, medical alert devices (also known as “personal emergency response systems” or PERS) have been popular home safety products for elderly seniors that live alone. These systems come with a wearable SOS pendent button — usually a necklace or wristband — and a base station that connects to the home phone line.
At the press of a button, your loved one could call and talk to a trained operator through the system’s base station receiver, which works like a powerful speakerphone. The operator will find out what’s wrong, and will notify family members, a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed.”
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