In the United States, falls are the number one cause of emergency hospital visits for those 65 and older, according to the CDC. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that a fall happens every 11 seconds, with a fall-related death occurring every 19 minutes. No one wants their loved one to become a part of this statistic. That’s why a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is becoming an increasingly popular option for our elderly.

With technology constantly advancing, you can never be too picky with what kind of PERS you want to choose.

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A system that’s cost-effective may be top priority. Using a nursing home or hiring a personal assistant may not be in the financial cards, so having your own personal system may be the most affordable alternative.

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Mobile GPS Tracking – Go Anywhere, Safely

Many of the PERS have GPS tracking, allowing both loved ones and dispatchers to see your exact location in case of an emergency. This helps users retain their independence. Imagine not having to constantly worry about a loved one, while allowing them to feel as safe and as independent as they did when they were young. A GPS rescue alert device provides safety and peace of mind when outdoors or traveling away from the home.

In Home Medical Alert System – Fall Detection

For seniors or disabled persons who are home bound, a medical alert system that can detect a fall and alert emergency responders, caretakers or family members is a must. Most home based alert devices are hardwired and connect to a land line telephone, although cellular based units are now also available.

Medical Monitoring

There’s also devices that are able to monitor some medical conditions. According to a research study done by BMC Health Services, almost 25% of adults with medical conditions such as osteoporosis and depression don’t make their medication top priority. Some PERS devices have a reminder option for medications, while some can dispense the medicine itself!

Fire & Carbon Monoxide

If you’re someone who can never be too cautious when it comes to emergencies, there’s also PERS devices that can detect for smoke, fire and carbon monoxide.

For more information on ways to utilize PERS, as well as the available options, visit Aging In Place, a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about the specific aspects of aging in place.

Your LOCAL trusted professional is here to help…..

With all these possible options, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and have difficulty choosing just one. Next Monitoring is here to help you determine which option is the best for your needs and your budget. For the better part of a decade, Next Monitoring is a LOCAL company who has aided the residents of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut to improve their personal safety. Our owner, Raymond D. Melanson, has over 25 years of experience in the alarm and electric industry, meaning that when you choose Next Monitoring, you’ll be choosing a business with decades of experience.

To get a home medical alert system with fall detection installed in MA, RI or CT, call 1-800-924-0975 or 508-379-6315.