With advances in technology there are a wide variety of emergency alert systems, but the one that is getting the most attention is medical alert systems for seniors. You can find a wealth of alarm systems for things like intruder alerts, fire and smoke detectors alarms, CO, and also for many medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, and children and adults with special needs. However, with a rapidly growing elderly population and the desire to remain independent as long as possible, the demand for senior alert systems will only continue to grow.
As people age, their perceptions and physical strength begin to decline. This is simply the inevitable effects of living a long life. Rather than lament what we can no longer do in our senior years, it’s much more productive to begin developing coping strategies for getting the highest degree of quality from those “Golden Years.” For many seniors this means not becoming a burden to their children by being forced to move in with them and their children or being forced off to a nursing home. Instead, many seniors welcome the opportunity to continue living in the familiar surroundings of their own homes.
In order to achieve this independence, a coping strategy that can overcome the fear or being in distress while all alone must be acquired. Perhaps a better term is a “support” strategy or support system needs to be put in place to help with overcoming this very real fear. More like a safety net if you will.