Stay Safe with a Medic Alert
I always try to cover everything, but still worry there’s some nasty hazard I’ve forgotten to mention– Last week, we discussed all the ways to make our homes as near to hazard-free as possible. Yet, there’s always the accident that no one expects, especially if your loved one is living alone.
I remember when we first learned my Mom had been heating her home with the oven door open because she forgot how to use the thermostat. I still tremble at the memory, and wonder about all the other things she failed to tell because she wanted to live in her own home as long as she could.
I’m sure there’s more than a few who worry with that issue. Many folks with memory loss do not want to leave their home. Most folks with Alzheimer’s dementia are even more determined to live alone despite their lack of ability to do so.
Until you’re able to help your loved one move into a better living situation with family or nursing home, or group home, you might be interested in one of the Medic Alert systems.
My Mom had one in her home and though she only used it once, hitting the button accidentally. I learned that it worked really well. The police and paramedics rushed Mom’s house and terrified her. After they called me, I apologized because Mom had pushed the button accidentally. They were most gracious and assured me it was no problem, stating it was their pleasure that they weren’t really needed after all.
It’s easy for our loved one to find harm, whether in their own home or with family. No one is on-guard 24/7 and accidents do happen. An alert system provides assistance during a time of emergency.
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