Get a Medical Alert System to Get Adult Children Off Your Back

Mother and Daughter Sitting Together

Lots of families have the talk—or more likely a series of talks—about the best living situation for older family members. Children want aging parents to make all the right decisions for their health and living needs. Aging parents don’t want to spend the rest of their lives simply following the advice of their children and never taking an indulgence.

One of the earliest and most common conversations occurs when seniors are independent and reasonably active, but a medical condition has reared its ugly head. It could be some type of heart or respiratory disease. Maybe you’ve had a couple bouts of fainting from dehydration or vagal response, or cardiovascular condition. There could be early signs of mild cognitive decline or mini strokes. Maybe an injury, arthritis, or muscle weakness has caused a recent fall.

There are numerous reasons why family may approach you about changing your living situation or the amount of help you’re willing to accept. We don’t know the right answer for every family, but we do know that one way to strike a balance—and get your adult children off your back—is to agree to wear a medical alert device.

Medical Alert Technology for Active Seniors

The technology and products have come a long way over the years, especially in the area of miniaturization. The home pendant from Alert1 is only one inch by a half inch and weighs less than two ounces. In just a couple days or less, slipping the device on and off just becomes a normal part of your daily routine. It quickly becomes an afterthought in your life—until the day comes when you need it.

An injury doesn’t have to be life-threatening to wreck your quality of life. More than just broken hips and head injuries, there is a very real danger in falling and not being able to contact anybody for help. Your family is right about some things. In just hours, serious complications from falling can emerge including dehydration, kidney failure, pressure ulcers and muscle decay. Being able to call for help can be the difference between a few weeks of rehabilitation and a permanent loss to your independence.

Don’t like the idea of wearing a medical pendant around your neck? Wear the device on your belt with a protective case and Velcro attachment. A wristband with an embedded medical alert button is another comfortable and inconspicuous option. Check out all our medical alert products and devices

A Small Price to Pay for Family Harmony

Alert1 Smiling Senior With Family

Like a lot of folks, you still may not be crazy about the idea of having a medical alert system. Yet, if the alternatives are an assisted living facility or constant bickering with family members, it’s likely the lesser evil. And you never know, the device might actually save your life, along with your independence.

It’s not just getting over the idea of wearing a medical alert device. There is also a financial cost. The good news is that paying this price doesn’t have to be too painful, either. With reasonable monthly costs and no long-term contract required, it’s easy to get started and easy to stick with Alert1. See how our medical alert costs stack up to the competition and then place your order online.