As the baby boomer generation enters the golden years of retirement, many seniors are finding that they just don’t get around as well as they once did. Part of getting older is the fact that your body just doesn’t move as fast as it did when you were young.
According to the American Medical Association, 1 out of 3 seniors fall at least one time each year. In addition to that, the fifth leading cause of death among seniors is injury – and many injuries are caused by falling.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that when a senior falls, the sooner they can receive help, the more likely the fall is not going to lead to severe issues. In addition to falling, heart disease remains the number 1 cause of death in American and strokes are number 3.
With all of the potential health issues facing seniors, it can be alarming that many seniors are still choosing to live alone. What is one of these things were to happen, who would they call?
Enter the personal medical alarm. Personal medical alarms can be worn as a bracelet or necklace and can be worn by a senior at all times. In the event that something happens and they cannot get to a phone to call for help, they can easily activate the bracelet and help will soon be there for them.
You can set the bracelet to call family or the fire department/ambulance – it is all up to you.
But in today’s world with more seniors getting older each day, it just makes sense to take advantage of the technology available to make sure that help is only a click of a personal medical alarm away.