If you have an aging parent or loved one, you’ve probably thought about the best way to keep them living safely and independently in their own home. Falls and health emergencies are some of the biggest concerns when it comes to home safety for seniors.
While we all hope that our older family members will be able to reach a phone and call for help in the event of an emergency, sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. A heart attack or sudden onset of dizziness can render them unable to call for help. Falls can happen anywhere — inside the shower or even outside in the yard or driveway. In fact, 2.8 million elderly individuals end up in the emergency room each year due to a fall.
These kinds of worries have sent family members searching for solutions that will empower their elderly loved ones to retain their privacy and independence while ensuring their safety. In the event of a health emergency or a fall, a medical alert system can help notify emergency response professionals and loved ones when there is trouble — even when your family member is unable to do so themselves.
The Lifeline: A Link to Home Safety for Seniors
A medical alert system should provide more than a basic panic button that your family member can press when they need help. The Lifeline system allows for mobile monitoring and instant communication from anywhere inside and outside of their home. The wireless pendant travels with your loved one throughout the house, in the yard, and even in the shower (it’s water-resistant). No matter where they are, help is within reach.
When an emergency happens, Lifeline allows immediate two-way communication with a response associate. This is initiated by simply pressing the button on the pendant or the emergency wall communicator. The one-button operation provides an effective and straightforward solution for those concerned with home safety for seniors. The wall communicator has high-fidelity speakers that amplify sound so that your loved one can easily hear it.
Once contact has been established, the two-way communication means that your loved one isn’t alone as they wait for help. The response associate will talk with them, providing comfort and assistance until emergency response professionals arrive. All response centers are based in the U.S. and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to contacting emergency responders, Lifeline response associates will also reach out to chosen contacts that you have provided. Associates are trained to assess the situation and make contact with the appropriate individuals depending on the level of the emergency.
Fast Help When Falls Occur
A large concern when it comes to home safety for seniors is having a loved one fall and become unable to call for help. Sudden falls are especially common in the bathtub or shower. They can also result when a sudden ailment or illness causes dizziness or loss of consciousness. With the Lifeline pendant, you can feel safe and secure. In the event of a fall, simply press the button on the pendant or the emergency wall communicator and you’ll be connected to a response associate.
Simple and Mobile Home Safety for Seniors
As long as they have the desire and ability to do so, there’s no reason older family members can’t continue to live independently. With its water-resistant, wireless pendant and easy-to-use home communicator, the Lifeline is an essential part of a comprehensive home security system for your elderly loved ones.
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