Aging is connected to a declining state of health that makes the elderly more vulnerable to accidents. The idea that our parents or elderly loved ones are in danger is simply horrifying. However, we cannot ignore and must accept the fact that the power and mobility of older people deteriorate. Fortunately, we live in a time when infrastructure, technology and services are designed to help the elderly. One of the approaches is the use of medical alarm systems. In potentially dangerous situations, health alarm systems help the elderly get the medical help they need - in time.
Over the years, medical warning systems have proved to be useful for older people and individuals with health problems over and over again. 90% of emergency medical cases may be less critical if they are handled within one hour.
5 Reasons how security systems contribute to more secure aging
1. 24-hour supervision and operation
Warning systems provide control that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The device does not tire or drop its concentration. Elderly people and people with health problems will be able to sleep peacefully, go for a walk, go shopping, visit friends or perform other daily activities freely because they know that the device will ensure that they will always find someone at the right time in the event of an accident.
2. One click sends a notification with full information
Relying on the 911 call is extremely difficult and risky for older people with less mobility. When calling 911 one must enter a number, press call, wait for someone to respond and pick up the phone, explain the situation and report the address, or the place of the accident. In the event of an accident where the mobility of an injured person is prevented, calling 911 and doing all the things stated above is practically impossible or it extends the time of suffering and the arrival of assistance. In some cases this can also cause a tragic end.
With a medical alert system, with just one push of a button, the injured person triggers an alarm and the device sends a warning to a particular medical emergency team or to a specific person. Each of the warning devices is registered and related to health services; so the records are pre-written. No explanation or description of the location is required when the button is pressed. The device sends the exact location, time, and type of accident via the GPS signal with just one push of a button.
3. Reminder alerts
Today, GPS trackers for the elderly are equipped with additional features, such as wake-up calls and heart rate control. Many, if not all, also have a function that remembers the elderly when they need to take the medicine. Scientific evidence suggests that the timely use of medicines prevents further damage to the body. Seniors tend to be very forgetful, that being just one of the conditions that come with old age. Fortunately, medical alert systems are available that overcome obstructions of forgetfulness.
In a report from the Center for the Control and Prevention of Diseases of 2016, it is stated that falling is the main cause of injuries and death among older citizens. During aging, even a minor fall can cause a major health problem, or worse, death. It is therefore important that we do our utmost to prevent the fall of our beloved ones.
But since we can not be in the presence at all times in order to completely eradicate the possibility of falling, it is best to equip elderly with the tools of help. There are medical alert devices that can detect a fall when it happens. These devices have sensors that detect movement patterns. When a person falls, the device will send a signal that warns an emergency to take immediate action.
Health alert systems help the elderly, especially when they are alone. If you use these systems, you will definitely protect your loved ones and give them peace, knowing that help is at their reach when they need it.