Mom had a fall in the bathroom and broke her wrist, and now you worry that it's just a matter of time before something worse happens. Neither of you is ready for in-home care yet, and a medical alert system would help keep her safe and give you some peace of mind. But you're not sure of her response if you bring it up.
If talking with your aging parents about health and safety issues leaves you feeling anxious, you're not alone.
We understand that it's a tricky conversation to have, so we've put together a step-by-step guide to help you talk to the ones you love about the potential benefits of medical alert systems. As you try to understand things from their point of view and share your own thoughts in a considerate way, you can keep lines of communication open, which is a positive thing for everyone involved.