Do you want to broach the subject of getting your loved one a medical alert system but don’t know where to begin?
Falls are one of the largest causes of injuries in the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 800,000 Americans are hospitalized each year due to a fall injury. Having a medical alert device in place will ease you and your loved ones’ minds in case falls or other emergencies occur.
Devices today even have a fall detection option where the device can tell if you have fallen and immediately contact emergency responders and loved ones for help.
If your loved one has fallen recently, has undergone changes in health, has balance problems, is forgetful, has hearing or vision loss, or has dementia, a medical alert system is a very smart choice.
In addition, if there are lots of hazards in the home, such as steps that need repairing or clutter that could cause a fall, then a medical alert device is a must.
Here are some tips on bringing up the subject with your parent, especially if you think they might be resistant to the idea.
These five tips should help you when beginning the discussion with your parent about getting a medical alert system. When talking to your parent, don’t talk down to them or let anger or frustration take over. Speak respectfully and with care. Let them know that you want the best for them, and you’ll be on your way to increased safety and peace of mind.