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Taking care of elderly parents or elders is not an easy task, especially now that the world is in the period of new type of coronary pneumonia, we must be more careful and pay attention to keeping the distance between people.
However, sending elderly parents to nursing homes for care has the same risks as face-to-face communication today. According to Forbes, as of late May 2020, approximately 42% of all COVID-19 deaths occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
If you are taking care of elderly parents or other relatives, you must have this trouble: going out to work, you can't spare time to take care of them because of work reasons. Fortunately, there are technologies that can help. These products can fill vacancies in the elderly care market and make it easier to take care of parents now and in the years after the epidemic.
If you are worried about your parents being unable to seek help after being injured, please consider using senior medical alert systems or fall detection systems. This option is ideal for elderly family members who want to live independently but are at risk of presbyopia or falling.
The medical alert system is also called a personal emergency response system. It provides a quick and easy way for the elderly, the weak, the sick, the disabled, the people with health problems, and the elderly living alone. It can be used in emergency situations (whether it is a medical problem, a fall, An earthquake, typhoon, or any event that requires emergency response). In short, these systems usually consist of a number of call buttons, and you can get help quickly by pressing the button when you encounter difficulties.
The traditional medical alarm system looks a bit like a hands-free phone, but it actually serves a dual purpose, but its main purpose is to connect you to an on-site emergency response agent without answering the phone. It has a clearly marked help or emergency button, usually (but not always) red, and is the largest and easiest to reach button on the device. It also has a speaker and embedded microphone for two-way hands-free communication, LED status indicator and reset button, depending on the system, these buttons can also provide multiple functions.
Because this large-scale equipment takes up space and is bulky, it is difficult for many elderly people to use it. In recent years, medical companies have developed small devices that are convenient for the elderly to use.
Small devices usually consist of call buttons and receivers. The portable help button can be worn as a pendant necklace or even on the wrist like a watch. It is designed for use inside and around the home, if you use it at home or in the yard, you only need to buy a home alarm device. Compared with wireless systems, senior medical alert systems do not charge a monthly rent and are cheaper in price. And most of the products support a range of 500 feet away, which is equivalent to two football fields. Even if the elderly are out of the house and encounter an emergency, they can still get help.
Based on most falls in the bathroom and kitchen, portable help buttons are almost always waterproof, can be installed in the bathroom, or even worn during the bath, and they can communicate with the base. You should test the help pendant by pressing buttons at various locations in the house and yard in order to understand the expected range.
If you live in a house with a lot of backyards, you may need to research services that provide remote pendants. The wireless wall-mounted help button is another common accessory that you can place around your home to expand the coverage.