Our goal here at KMA is to keep individuals in their homes as long as safely possible. In order to do that, we help families take measures such as: removing throw rugs, cleaning out clutter, installing hand rails in the bathroom, adding a ramp to the front door, getting a chair lift, etc. In almost every situation, we suggest the use of a medical alert system to ensure that if there is a fall and/or emergency, help is nearby. With 25% of the senior population suffering a fall each year, it is imperative that the senior be able to get help immediately. Studies have shown that individuals who have fallen once are much more likely to have another fall.
There are many different medical alert systems out there. It can be confusing to determine which one is best for your situation. Fortunately, Caring.com has done the leg work for you. They researched 25 different systems and provide an overview of the best alert systems on the market. Check out their comprehensive review here.