Are you a caregiver of an elder person wanting to “age in place?” Or, maybe you, yourself, want to “grow old at home!”
The following article from the National Institute of Aging, addresses many of the issues that are faced and gives suggestions to help you:
These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—”I want to stay in my own home!” The good news is that with the right help you might be able to do just that. Staying in your own home as you get older is called “aging in place.” The article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently.
Safety and the possible need for an “emergency alert system” is but one issue they address….
“Safety. Are you worried about crime in your neighborhood, physical abuse, or losing money as a result of a scam? Talk to the staff at your local Area Agency on Aging. If you live alone, are you afraid of becoming sick with no one around to help? You might want to get an emergency alert system. You just push a special button that you wear, and emergency medical personnel are called. There is typically a monthly fee for this service.”
If you, or your loved one, is concerned about safety and/or need this type of protection, contact Around the Clock Medical Alarms at 877-449-5566 or visit online. Our EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) Certified (9-1-1) Response Center will be happy to help 24/7, 365! Around the Clock. Hometown Response. Nationwide Coverage.