Long Term Care vs. Alert1 Medical Alarms
Posted on May 16, 2014
in Elder Care Planning
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
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.
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? In addition, we offer a 30-day money back policy on annual plans so you
can test out our service to see if it is right for you. We are confident that
you will find you alarm system to be something you can’t live without.
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.
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