Independence is something that everyone deserves. However, for some people, living independently may come with risks. When accidents like a fall or a medical emergency occur, seniors may be unable to call for help when they need it. If seniors live alone, the risk is even greater. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control, over 800,000 people over age 65 are hospitalized each year due to falling.
Fortunately, there are resources that can help. Medical alert systems are a solution that provides peace of mind for seniors as well as their children and caregivers. These devices automatically connect seniors to 24/7 professional monitoring in the event of a fall or other emergency. So, you can be confident that your loved one is protected, anytime and anywhere.
However, it’s common for seniors to be hesitant when it comes to adjusting their ways of living. That’s why Guardian Medical Monitoring is here to help support children and caregivers with some tips to help start the conversation and allow seniors to be comfortable using a medical alert system at home.
- Be Honest About the Risks
When it’s time to bring up the conversation, it’s important to be open and honest with your loved ones. Especially for those living alone, the risks outweigh the benefits of living independently as seniors get older. Help them understand that resources like medical alert systems are going to help save their life if they fall or suffer a medical emergency. With both mobile and landline options available, you can mention they’ll have 24/7 protection, whether they’re home or on the go.
- Keep Their Well-Being in Mind
Some seniors can be more stubborn when it comes to changing their way of life. However, this just isn’t the case. By explaining that medical alert systems are designed to keep them living at home, you can reassure your loved ones that they’ll be able to live as freely as they always have. The two greatest benefits of using these resources provide peace of mind for everyone involved and maintain independence at home.
- Tell Them How It Affects You
Another way to start this conversation is to explain how the risk of an emergency affects you as their child or caregiver. Instead of focusing on their independence, explain that medical alert systems provide you with peace of mind when you’re not with them. You can even use a mobile app that tracks your loved ones’ location, alerts you if an emergency call is made, and more. So, during an emergency, it doesn’t have to be all on you to take care of them so suddenly. This can help them understand that their well-being affects more than just themselves.
- Reinforce That Help Is Ready 24/7
Medical alert systems are there to make life easy, more enjoyable, and convenient for those who need it most. With on-demand support from trained professionals in our 24/7 monitoring center, Guardian’s personal emergency response systems (PERS) and mobile help buttons ensure seniors stay safe and independent in their homes.
Guardian Medical Monitoring is a proven leader in solutions to support home safety and independence. Our services offer the technology needed to ensure help is ready in the most critical moments. At the push of a button, Guardian’s trained operator communicates with the person, assesses their need, and calls for help if needed. Plus, Guardian’s 24/7 monitoring center stays in communication until help arrives. This technology has helped save countless lives and brought peace of mind to seniors and their loved ones.
About Guardian Medical Monitoring
Since 1999, Guardian Medical Monitoring has helped people be comfortable in their homes by surrounding them with life-saving tools and unmatched support. Our team not only has experience in all aspects of care, but we also know how to keep families and their loved ones safe, whether they’re at home or away. Our team continues to go the extra mile to ensure our medical alert systems are foolproof and provide you with the confidence you need.
For more information about our medical alert systems or any of our other products and services, head to our website or give Guardian a call at 1.888.349.2400.