Yes, we get it age is just a number. As long as you are happy and youthful from within, the greys don’t matter. It’s all in the head.
But we can not deny that there are certain restrictions especially health-wise, that begins as we start crossing 50/55 years. Our senses start becoming less functional since the cells are degenerating and nerves are becoming less receptive compared to that in times of youth. With the increasing age, the energy level starts dropping, and even a simple task can be tiresome. The physical health starts deteriorating such as weak bones, severe injuries that take time to heal and sometimes leads to a long-term disability. Then with age, there are some traumatic mental disorders such as elderly suffer from Alzheimer and are unable to retrieve a thing of past.
Scientific progressions are making all aspects of living life easy: be it medical, intellectual or financial. There are all kinds of new and updated medicine for treating even the minuscule medical issue. And they help the elderly in being in a good physical and mental health.
But not every senior citizen lives with a family or even if they do chances are the family members are not at home all the time with the kids going to their school, and parents at their respective work-stations. Let’s say; you hired a caregiver to take care of them for the time you are not at home. What if they are sleeping and all of a sudden they had a seizure and the caregiver is in the kitchen, preparing the meal. Situations like these can put the life of the senior citizens in peril, and sometimes the unfortunate happens.
To help you take care of your elderly parents, grandparents or any relative and to ensure they receive medical aid instantly, healthcare organizations have come up with medical alert systems for health constraints one experiences with the increasing age.
Medical alert systems should be able to harmonize with your lifestyle.
Take following things into consideration while opting for the suitable medical alert system:
How do you go about your day? Do you socialize more or like to spend your time at home reading book? When talking to the system representative, make sure you tell him everything about your lifestyle. They will then provide you with a fitting alert system.
Tell the representative how does the medication affect your daily routine. If you are prescribed medicines with sedatives, chances are unbeknownst to your knowledge; the device might fall out of your body. Although most of the elderly medical alert systems come with falling detection, it’s your responsibility to make sure the one you are using the one.
Check whether you the device is waterproof or not? Does it have good battery life? You must also ask questions like what if the device shuts down due to low battery, does the in-home communicator has a built-in power back. Some panic button devices have a systematic monitoring system.
To avoid the hassle of putting in parts to install and operate a panic button, make sure the alert system organization provides the facility of installation. You can always contact the help desk service if you are installing it yourself. Opt for those services that will be at your doorstep any time there is some installation issue with your device.
What if some medical emergency happens outside your home and you have no means to communicate the alert system To avoid mishaps like these, you can opt for devices with location detection, also known as a mobile alert system. This will help the medical team to locate you in case a medical crisis occurs quickly.
A proficient medical alert system will have an efficient and quick responsive team. Make sure the responsive team, responds to your medical emergencies in your preferred language, without wasting any time. CHeck that they do not share your medical information with anyone outside the contacts you approve of.
And of course, the cost should be kept into consideration. But if you can afford the system you musn’t compromise on features , just to save some bucks.
A medical alert system is essential in families with senior citizens as it provides peace of mind to the people taking care of them and give the elderly the assurance of living life independently knowing that any medical help is just a button away.