Senior Health: Alarms For The Elderly Help Enable Senior Independence

neckalarmsystemHow Alarms for the Elderly Enable Extra Independence For Seniors

Nobody ever promised that getting older would be a bed of roses.  Often the most frustrating aspect of aging beyond the middle-age barrier is physical decline.  While the intellect might still remain sharp, the body can slow down significantly. Advanced medical technology and greater scientific studies into healthier habits have allowed most people to have increased longevity.  Nonetheless, there typically comes a point where most people have to struggle to complete what used to be routine daily functions.

Still, for many senior’s today, it is not a case of simply relying on family to help them. Today’s seniors can often remain independent for longer than in the past, thanks to technologies such as monitored alarms for the elderly. These innovative personal alert systems allow seniors to wear an alarm  button on a belt or wristband, so that if they encounter an emergency while they are alone, they can get assistance any time of the  night or day.

Pendant alarms for the elderly usually have distinctive identifiers so that any first response team can instantly identify its bearer. With most of these devices, emergency personnel will be able access all pertinent medical data about the alarm’s owner.  They can also call the alarm user back right away via the same unit in order to communicate with the distressed senior.  If the alarm owner cannot reach the unit, then emergency personnel can instantly notify key parties of the person’s possible distress.

The main advantage of these types of alarms is the peace of mind for the families and seniors who use them.  They facilitate sustained independent living as well as easy access to prompt and urgent assistance.

In addition, alarms for the elderly are far more cost-efficient than similar devices that are easily installed at stationery points within the home.  This does not mean, however, that in-home devices may be safely eliminated. That mainly depends on the overall physical and mental condition of the alarm user.

For those who are comparatively alert and active, however, pendant alarms afford backup protection.  This is especially important for seniors who live alone that could require emergency assistance in the event of a fall or other crisis.

Given the longer life expectancies and the desire to live healthier and more active lifestyles, monitored alarms for the elderly are often a means of prolonging independent living.

About Susan Day

Susan Day is a mother to two beautiful daughters and a grandmother to one adorable five year old boy. She is determined to live an active, happy life well beyond here current 70 years of age!