I’m sure independence has meant different things to you at different times in your life. At five, it meant tying your own shoes; at 16, having your own car. As your mother gets older, to her it may simply mean keeping her independence and living at home.
Worries about independence figure greatly in the minds of most senior citizens, and it is unlikely your mom is an exception. You may already have begun to think about this yourself, even if she hasn’t broached the subject with you yet.
Looking into medical alert systems is a good start on helping your mother continue to live on her own. As seniors get older, health issues can develop that increase their chances of either falling or having a medical emergency. Even if you personally check on her or call her every day, you can’t be there every minute. This is an anxiety-producing situation for everyone. There’s no doubt your mom worries and so do you.
A medical alarm system is a big step toward reducing this anxiety. You and your mom will have peace of mind from knowing she always has access to help should she fall or have a medical emergency. Lives are saved in the minutes saved by a medical alert system.
When you’ve gathered enough information about alert systems, talk to your mom before buying one. Your mom will still want to be involved in decisions about her life. Once she understands what medical alert systems can do and how they can help her live independently, she won’t want to wait to get one. Who knows? She may already have looked into them herself.
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