How to Improve Emergency Situations With Affordable Emergency Monitoring Systems
Elderly Healthcare Alert Report - It’s no secret that the aging
population is on an increase. And it’s no secret that more adult
children will be facing the challenges of caring for their
elderly relatives, many of whom live in fear of living alone
safely. What is a mystery to some, though, is that as aging
issues become more a part of everyday life, what is being done
to help? And what can be done?
So far, many leave safety up to the elderly themselves. However,
this posses many challenges. For example, take into account
three recent news cases.
FALLS - The first involved a 90-year-old woman found dead
outside her home, at the bottom of a rock wall. Her nephew found
her, and surmised that she had probably gone out looking for her
cat in the evening and fallen, as her glasses were lying atop
the wall. And unfortunately temperatures had dropped into single
digits that night.
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING - In the second case, ‘Weird Al’
Yankovic found his parents dead in their California home due to
carbon monoxide poisoning. His dad was found in a chair, mother
in on the bathroom floor, a wood fire had been recently going,
the flue found closed.
FIRE - And in the third case, an 89-year-old man was found dead
amidst a house fire in San Diego. He was known to often smoke
cigars while relaxing in the part of the house were he was
In many cases, like the three above, home safety systems may
have been able to prevent early deaths
"Home safety systems are a great low cost option for families to
consider,” said Steve Rowin, owner of Widescope Security
Systems. “They preserve the independence that seniors want while
providing safety and peace of mind for their family."
Widescope Security Systems provides the G.E. Caregard home
safety system nationwide. And with the U.S. population age 65
and over expected to double in size within the next 25 years, as
reported by the U.S. Census Bureau (SeniorJournal.com 2005),
that’s important. In fact that translates to 1-out-of-5
Americans — or approximately 72 million people — aging by 2030
and in possible need of help in emergency situations, but not
getting it. Especially for those aged 85 and older, the fastest
growing segment of the U.S. population, life threatening
situations need to be taken more seriously.
For more information on safety systems, call: (866) 736-8148 or
visit Widescope Security Systems online at
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