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When Should I Think About Medical Alarm Systems For My Parent?

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In the age of the ubiquitous cell phone and the seeming ability to remain in constant contact with whomever we care to, children of parents who are growing older might think considering something like medical alarm monitoring systems a bit of overkill.

They’re not. Telephones have their limitations, and are no substitute for the instant ability to provide urgent care for your parent. Many seniors with mobility issues or motor problems, for example, aren’t just at increasing risk for injuries that result from falls — one of the leading causes of death in the age group. They’re also less likely to have the ability to successfully reach or operate a telephone, cellular or otherwise, immediately following an emergency.

Medical alarm systems also have the advantage for parents who have begun to show signs of dementia — even at the onset of such symptoms, when the “warning signs” may be quite subtle. Moments of forgetfulness, such as memory loss or simple confusion, can be costly in terms of delays when medical care is required; and more profound late-onset dementia, such as severe depression or even hallucination, can do more than slow down response. People with severe dementia can suffer serious injury and take absolutely no steps to help themselves, and if they live alone, such injuries can prove fatal.

Even parents who are in excellent physical and mental health can benefit from medical alarm monitoring systems as a lifeline in any emergency — a flood or fire, for example, or an earthquake, or even the sudden realization that they are aware of an unwanted intruder in the house. Medical alarm systems are always at-hand for your parent, always in-reach, and always working; for more information about medical alarm monitoring systems, contact us today!