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Long Term Care vs. Alert1 Medical Alarms

Updated 8/10/15 2:12pm | Transitioning to long-term care is a difficult decision that Alert1 wants to help you avoid. Whether you relocate to a nursing home or an assisted living facility, nothing can quite compare to living independently in your home. You must consider both the emotional and financial consequences on you and your family. We think our medical alert systems for seniors are a fantastic alternative to traditional care, offering you more flexibility and less stress for a much better price. Let’s look compare the differences between assisted living and living at home, so that you can make an informed decision.

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The emotional toll of moving to long-term care

Moving from your home requires leaving behind a life. You can no longer return to your home where you are surrounded by mementos and memories. Friends and communities are no longer within the same reach. The transition to a new facility is difficult for everyone involved. While facilities often offer many great social benefits for seniors, it can be difficult for seniors to assimilate into the new space and culture. When making decisions on senior care, the emotional consequence must be considered. The goal is to worry less, not more stress.

The expense of long-term care

Long-term care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be expensive. The average cost has climbed significantly in the last few years:

  • $42,600 is the average annual base rate for a residence in assisted living facilities.
  • $81,000 is the median annual rate of nursing home care in the US.
  • $60,840 is the annual cost of nursing home care in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • $82,800 is the annual cost of nursing home care in Tampa, Florida.
  • $122,400 is the annual cost of nursing home care in Manhattan, New York.

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You don’t want your nest egg to be wiped out paying for care. You need to carefully consider your health and your finances. What if you don’t need that level of overbearing care? What if you end up not needing long-term care? What if you only need that level of care for a limited time? 

Many seniors want to be protected in case of emergencies, but don’t need or can’t afford long-term care. For those who want a safety net but are not able or willing to move from their homes, senior medical alert systems are a great alternative.

Medical alert systems are nonintrusive

With our system, you do not need to uproot your lifestyle. No dramatic changes are necessary! You can live your life as you choose. Simply wear a senior help button as a necklace or wristband, and you will always have access to help if you need it. The pendant is sleek and lightweight and you’re not burdened with excess functions that you don’t use. Alert1 offers stylish senior accessories that match your style to keep safety in season any time of year. 

Medical alert systems are affordable

Here at Alert1, we want to make things easy for you. Our systems are vastly less expensive than traditional senior care options. Why pay $40,000 or more a year when you could pay $311 a year? We are confident that you will find you alarm system to be something you can’t live without. 

 

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Which should you choose?

We want you to make informed decisions about senior care. Moving to long-term care is a big decision, and should not be taken lightly. We know that many seniors want to maintain their current lifestyle, but need an added layer of protection. That’s why we believe medical alert system for seniors should be the first step in your senior care plan. Alert1 supports the aging in place movement. We don’t want you to have to leave your home if you are not ready or cannot afford it. Let Alert1 be your safety net so that you can age in place safely and independently.

Comments

4:27 PM on May 27, 2014 Chase McDowell
The Alert1 Medical Alert System was perfect for my Grandma. The subject of long-term care had come up with her multiple times, and there was no way she was going to move out of her house by her own accord. She despised the idea of getting stuck in a facility instead of being in her home near her friends/neighbors. But the Alert1 Medical Alert system was a great compromise. She was willing to get one to give some peace of mind to the rest of the family. We are all happy to know she will be taken care of if she has any problems, and I was even able to pay for the service for her because it is such a great deal.
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