As we age most of our bodies loose the abilities that we once had. Most of us loose some degree of mobility and it becomes more difficult to recover from an accident. Some of us will develop brittle bones and can be seriously injured by a relatively minor fall. Aside from the changes and vulnerability of having an aging body, age and the natural progression of life claims those who we love and eventually we may find ourselves all alone in our homes. This sounds like a sad scenario and it very well may be that way for some, but for others there is the motivation to stay independent, continue enjoying life and what it has to offer and stay at home where they are free to do as they wish in their chosen environment.
Unfortunately there are often protests by younger family members that the senior in their lives would be safer in a retirement home where someone will always be there to provide help when it is needed. Family members do not want to risk that the well-being of their loved one be compromised because he or she may not be able to contact the appropriate authorities for help in an emergency. Many seniors themselves are fearful of something unfortunate happening and being unable to call for help. Could there possibly be a way for a senior to feel safe while being independent?
Fortunately a medical alarm can help. Medical alarms can provide you with easy access to medical or security help. In essence you can have the same ease of contacting others for help that you would have in a nursing home, while you enjoy the comfort and independence of living in your own home. Additionally, you can use your medical alarm for non-medical emergencies such as break-ins. You can feel safe while being independent because with a medical alarm assistance is only a button push away.
With a medical alarm you wear a pendant on a hypo-allergenic chain around your neck (some companies also offer bracelets). The pendant is a large button that when pushed can connect you to an operator who can contact the right authorities to help you. In addition to the pendant is a transmitter unit through which you and the operator can communicate (sort of like using the transmitter like a two-way radio). You can talk to the operator hands-free to get the help that you need or in more serious situations where you may be too far away or too injured to communicate, emergency services will be automatically dispatched for you.
There are several reputable medical alarm companies that you can choose from. Although most of them will vary slightly in the services and features that they provide, the system described above remains the same. With a medical alarm help is always at your fingertips.
With a medical alarm you can have the peace of mind that by staying at home you have taken the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Your loved ones will also have the peace of mind of knowing that if the unfortunate were to occur that you would have an easy and immediate way of getting help. Being independent is a privilege that none of us wish to loose. Fortunately there is a way not only to maintain your independence but also to feel safe about doing so. After all, you cannot really be independent if you live in fear of the dangers that exists. Medial alarms are more than just a speed dial to emergency help; they are the reason why over a million seniors feel safe and independent.