Santa Clara, CA (PressExposure) March 27, 2012 -- The infographic announced today is a graphical representation of the living options and costs available to American seniors now. Based on analysis of industry data and scholarly studies, the infographic shows that 80% of seniors live in their own homes (either alone or with a spouse). Of those, fully 19% require some level of help with activities of daily life (ADLs) such as bathing, eating, dressing, etc.
With incomes declining, and medical and housing costs rising, seniors are rightfully concerned about being able to afford the support and care they will need after they can no longer live independently. The average monthly cost of an assisted living facility is approximately $3,261 per month, home health aide services can run approximately $1,500 per month (assuming 20 hours per week), while the cost of a medical alert device from Alert1 is less than $1 per day.
Medical alert devices should be part of every older adults plan to stay independent longer, and to avoid the high costs of residential care facilities, said Hilary Glann, Vice President of Alert1 Marketing. A medical alert system brings help fast in case of an emergency, which is vital to helping the elderly recover faster and more completely from a medical emergency.
The infographic can be found at http://www.alert-1.com/resources/senior-living-options-and-costs-infographic/page.aspx?id=631
About Alert1: Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Alert1 is committed to helping seniors live safely and independently in their own homes by providing affordable and reliable personal alert systems. The Alert1 service provides emergency response to seniors at the push of a button -- 24 hours a day. Alert1 is a national provider of medical alarms and offers several different service plans to best serve the needs of its customers. Alert1 is a trusted partner to healthcare professionals and provides a dedicated support team for senior caregivers. More information on AlertOne Services LLC can be found by visiting http://www.alert1.com or by calling 1-866-581-4540. Healthcare professionals can find special offers and resources at http://www.alert1partner.com.