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Convincing An Elderly Parent They Need A Medical Alert System

One of the hardest things about growing older is admitting that things may not come as easily to you as they once did.

While desiring to maintain one's independence is understandable, adult children of aging parents experience the daily stress that comes with worrying about their parents' safety.

Data released by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that people over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer from falls than their younger counterparts. One in every three people aged 65 or older will fall this year. Another two-thirds of those will suffer from a second fall within six months of the initial occurrence.

Falls, especially in older people who may have weaker bones and joints, can cause significant injury. Therefore, anyone in this age group particularly those who live alone should consider purchasing a medical alert system.

Medical alert bracelets and home emergency response systems have existed in some form or another since the early 1950s. As technology improves, so do the offerings for such systems, expanding the ways in which these devices can be used, as well as the response time by medical personnel when they are activated.

There are many emergency alert systems on the market today, and it can be confusing as to which is the best option for your individual needs. All of the ads and promotions found when a website search is conducted for emergency alert systems can be enough to leave a person's head spinning for hours. So what is available and how do these systems work?

Medical alert systems may differ in some respects, but they all work in the same general fashion. When activated usually by pushing a button on a device you are wearing or through a voice-activated system they send a signal to an alert monitoring center. It is the job of the people who operate the monitoring center to assess the medical situation, then to call in the appropriate personnel to handle it. If a client requires medical attention, a 911 call will be placed on their behalf and the proper authorities will be dispatched to the scene. Some medical alert systems also will contact a designated friend or family member in the event of an emergency.

Even for adult children who live nearby, it is difficult to monitor aging parents every minute of the day. The effectiveness of medical alert systems makes them a number-one choice for adult children of aging parents, when their parents insist on remaining at home. But getting elderly parents to agree to use one can be a difficult task.

Beginning the conversation early can help to make the transition easier when the time comes. Long before your parents need a medical alert system, discuss with them how one works and the benefits to possessing one. By discussing it when the need is not an immediate one, it will seem less about pressuring one's parents into something they do not want, and more about planning for the future.

If you find yourself in the situation where the need is immediate, then getting elderly loved ones to agree to a medical alert system can be a little trickier. In this instance, a good old case of reverse psychology can be all that is needed to get them to agree to use a medical alert system. Gently encouraging elderly loved ones to use such a device rather than all-out insisting on it is a more effective way to accomplish your intended goal.

Sadly, there also are instances where nothing an adult child says or does will convince an elderly parent that it would be in their best interest to have one of these devices. For some people, it takes the unfortunate experience of having an accident to make them realize that a medical alert system isn't such a bad idea after all.

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A Growing Role for Medical-Alert Dogs

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Published:  Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:09:00 GMT



Florida Amber Alert: Police searching for man accused of abducting 13-year-old boy

On Saturday night, police were called after Felton allegedly got into a fight with the boy's mother. Felton dropped her off at Baptist North Medical Campus, located at 11250 Baptist Health Drive, ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Sep 2019 03:37:00 GMT



Search on for man at center of Amber Alert

Police said the teen's mother reported Felton dropped her off at Baptist North Medical Campus on Dunn Avenue after the ... but he ignored her pleas. JSO sent out an alert about an endangered missing ...

Published:  Sun, 22 Sep 2019 14:12:00 GMT



AMP Smart Medical Alert Necklace and Smart Home Systems are Now Available on Amazon

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Published:  Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:34:00 GMT



Alert issued for "missing, vulnerable' 80-year-old Central New York woman

ONEIDA, N.Y. -- An alert has been issued for a "missing and vulnerable" 80-year-old woman, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. Marie Adams, of Oneida, has dementia and may be ...

Published:  Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:41:00 GMT



Litigation leads to rise in medical product alerts

Alerts over medicines and health products have doubled over the past three years, with increasing wariness prompted by prominent litigation over breast implants. The Medicine and Healthcare products ...

Published:  Sun, 22 Sep 2019 14:58:00 GMT



Police looking for alleged suspect in Jacksonville Amber Alert case

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Published:  Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:03:00 GMT



Anne Arundel County Fire Department Crew Member Has Medical Emergency While Responding To A Fire

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department received an alert for a fire in the Jacobsville area when a crew member was found unconscious, having a medical emergency on the engine bay floor at around ...

Published:  Sun, 22 Sep 2019 16:14:00 GMT



TBI issues Endangered Child Alert for missing 16-year-old with medical condition

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Published:  Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:35:00 GMT



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