How to Help Make Senior Independent Living Easier

Written by | Updated September 6, 2017

As the older population continues to age, seniors and their adult children are faced with the concern of making sure they’re safe in their home. A 2011 report by AARP and the National Conference of State Legislatures reported that about 90 percent of people 65 and over “want to stay in their home as long as possible” and 80 percent of people in the study “believe their current residence is where they will always live.”

If you are a senior, or have aging parents, we understand that you’ll want to do everything you can to help ensure safety in the home. Both independent seniors and their adult children should take steps to help assure that help, if needed, is close at hand. Fortunately, home security companies offer seniors and their loved ones practical options to help ensure both independence and safety.

Emergency Pendant for Independent Seniors

Jim Miller, a syndicated columnist and the mind behind The Savvy Senior, is optimistic about achieving this.

“Helping an aging parent remain independent and living in their own home has become a little easier in recent years, thanks to a host of new and improved assistive technology products,” Miller wrote in “The Huffington Post.”

Miller cites emergency pendants as one of the most frequently used technology products that helps seniors stay in their homes as they age. These practical tech tools make it possible for seniors to embrace independent living with an added sense of security.

Many of these pendants tie to a monitored security system, so you can have several levels of security for yourself or your aging loved one. With the ADT monitoring alert services, you or your loved ones aren’t alone in an emergency. The emergency pendant can be worn on the wrist or around the neck and can connect with a trained professional in the event of an emergency. The device is waterproof and can be detected from up to 300 feet away from the base unit, so it won’t limit a senior’s daily lifestyle.

If something does happen, and the senior presses the button, it will connect to a trained ADT monitoring specialist. If emergency personnel are needed in the home, the monitoring specialist can dispatch them and stay on the line with the senior until help arrives. There is also an additional fall detection pendant that can track if a fall has occurred and can send help if needed.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) strongly recommends the use of wearable emergency devices, going so far as to state that such devices “may be life saving.”

Maintaining Independence and Peace of Mind

Adult children of aging parents want to know that mom and dad are comfortable and safe. Similarly, seniors are far more likely to enjoy independent living when they know assistance is available at the push of a button. Emergency alert devices can help provide quick, hassle-free access to vital services and peace of mind for seniors and their loved ones. Help your loved one, or yourself, remain independent with one of these devices.

Written by Hilary Thompson

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