Over 10,000 baby boomers a day are joining retirement life. The average life expectancy of Americans have increased significantly over the past 50 years and people living well into the eighties and nineties is not a news any more. However, more older Americans are living sick and need more medical care. As the US healthcare system is over burdened, every one is looking for ways to contain their healthcare expenses.
Using In-home Care is the preferred option for seniors living in their homes and aging in place. Medical Alert Systems and mHealth devices play a significant role in helping seniors contain medical costs. It also provides peace of mind for the families and family caregivers looking after the older adults.
There are several variations of medical alert systems or personal emergency response systems (PERS) as these are often referred to. With the use of smart phones and evolution of mobile technology, more alert systems are coming into the market with sophisticated technology but to easy to use and flexible.
The above video shows the operation of a Medical Alert System which works with any telephone line, including voice over IP (VOIP) or internet telephony systems such as Vonage, MagicJack, Comcast, Verizon, etc.
The cost of a medical alert system is relatively cheap and affordable by most people and generally costs less than dollar a day. Getting a 24×7 monitor that you can reach for any assistance – including medical and other emergencies – is a great tool to supplement home medical care.
Your home health care provider might recommend or provide their own 24×7 alert systems and emergency response services for the safety of your seniors. Check with your home caregiver if you are using one.
Even if your loved one is living in an assisted living facility or residential care home, including a medical emergency alert system is a good addon for her service plan.
Please note that we do not certify or provide any guaranty to the services and products mentioned in our articles. Do your research, ask for referrals and do some ground work, prior to ordering any goods or services! On another note, these products and services may not be covered by Medicare or your insurance provider.