Midwest City, OK (PressExposure) September 06, 2009 -- Senior citizens have to learn and adjust to the rewards and difficulties of getting older. Early on, let's say at 55 years of age, you're just entering the "senior" arena, and are only beginning to realize and experience what is waiting for you. At first, you are introduced to things like, senior citizen restaurant special prices, senior citizen shopping days, or discounted pricing for senior citizen travel. All very nice, huh?
But, other difficult situations can be looming on the horizon. Many older adults fall or get injured in or around the home. Burns, falls, and victimized by strangers are just some of the possible emergencies that can happen in your very own home.
What if you get confused, or forget to turn off the stove or iron, or lock your doors? You could lose your wife or husband to a sudden illness or injurious fall. Are you prepared to live alone? Are you capable of taking care of your home and yourself? Do you have security and alarms to help keep you safe?
Wouldn't it be nice to have the doctor or police wrapped around your wrist? Wearable personal medical and emergency alarms are ideal. Suppose the intruder comes in the form of a fall, heart attack, or other medical emergency? What will happen to you if you can't get to the security control keypad to call for help? What if you can't get to your phone? What if you can't dial 911? Your telephone now becomes useless, and won't help you!
Personal security alarms are not only a home security device. The new wearable alarms can call medical and police for you, and save your life!
If you can touch the bracelet on your wrist, the necklace around your neck, or the pin on your lapel or blouse, you can get help. Help that would be out of your reach and would never come, if you can't get to your phone.
Seniors must be educated and aware of other disasters that could be prevented. Empowering yourself or loved one, not only provides peace of mind, but wearable emergency call alarms allow your loved ones to live independently.
A Few Safety Tips for Senior Citizens
Phone Calls: Don't get into conversations with strangers. Do not tell the caller your name, address, or marital status. Never give the caller your personal history or other identifying information! Call your police department if you get obscene calls, numerous hang ups or wrong number calls, or night calls from strangers.
At Your Door: Never open your door to a stranger. Never let anyone come in your home to use the phone or bathroom. Instead, offer to make the call for them. Always keep a locked door between you and them!
Inexpensive one-way peep holes can easily be installed. If you do not feel the locks on your doors are adequate, a professional locksmith or friend can assist you in choosing and installing a secure lock. Remember, a lock is only as good as the door and frame that is attached to.
Be Safe on the Street: Most street crimes are crimes of opportunity. A thief looks for an easy target: 1) a woman walking down a quiet street, or 2) a man who just cashed his pension check. The thief is likely to be a teen, male, and a stranger to you. Purse and wallet snatching is common, and the hit-and-run attack is most likely. The trauma of a hit-and-run attack causes people to fear being on the streets, and they feel their security and quality of life has been jeopardized. Here are a few rules to remember:
1.Never carry large sums of money. 2.Never flash your money for anyone to see. 3.Never carry valuables with you.
You cannot always plan for the unknown, and emergencies happen at home, church, or public places. Personal security alarms help senior citizens to live safely where they are most comfortable - in their own homes. Seniors can enjoy independent lives knowing they can get help, if needed.
Aging should not be all about stress and worry. Seniors can enjoy peace of mind, and be assured help is available, no matter where they are, or what emergency strikes. A wearable personal security device is a friend in deed.
Some companies offer free system hardware, and no installation is required. Nowadays, reasonable monthly fees (less than a dollar a day), and UL certified monitoring stations provide 24-hour, 7 days a week, service. The list of benefits goes on and on.
Life is not free from accidents or emergencies. Research has proven that the new wearable alarms are beneficial and a valuable asset. The media continues to report findings about the effectiveness of medical alert and emergency assistance alarms.
Even if you are not a senior citizen, accidents and emergencies still happen. When you need help, you don't need to be put on hold, or wait until someone happens to find you. Take care of yourself, and live knowing your doctor is wrapped around your wrist.