When family members visit their elderly relatives, they often find them in a stressed, anxious state. Even though seniors try to hide their negative emotions, even small problems can wear them down if piled up. But how can you prevent this from happening? You cannot be by their side 24/7, or take out everything out of their hands to do it for them. Seniors pride themselves in their independence, even if they don’t want to face the negative side of the coin. Doing all housework on their own, getting injured or simply being afraid of causing a disaster (house fire, carbon monoxide leaking, or just leaving the house unlocked) are the main causes for stressing out. You cannot dismiss these fears completely but you can help them overcome such difficulties.
A Little Help with the Pills
The biggest cause of stress and anxiety is the fact that you constantly remind yourself of a problem or danger. For example, elderly family members may get nervous when they forget whether or not they took the daily medication. What would happen if they miss a day? “Maybe I should take another dose just to be sure?” But what if they already took the pills? Taking them more than required or at the wrong time can cause even bigger problems! Couples even start arguing at this point, further increasing the level of blood pressure. Installing a med reminder and a med dispenser (or both) can easily elevate this problem. These smart little devices give a loud noise to alarm their owner that the time has come to swallow those little guys, while dispensers give out the right amount each time, saving time for the elderly.
Sometimes the stress fades not because of the actual usage of a safety item, but because of its physical presence. Knowing that the medical alert pendant hanging around your neck can summon the paramedics in an instant, even if you become unconscious after a fall (thank you fall detection technology) is more than enough assurance to efface your worries.
The same could be said about the monitoring staff of the medical alert company. They are trained to assess a situation and make the right move even if you are unable to say a word. They also have your medical record on file, so the arriving emergency staff will use the right medication and treatment. Besides fall detection, GPS tracking is another useful feature some medical alert systems provide. Owning a fully mobile pendant without a doubt offers constant satellite connection that keeps track on where have you been. Both the central and your relatives can check on your current location or follow your route, ensuring that no matter what dark alley you got into, they’ll definitely find you.
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