The chance of something serious and health related occurring as we age increases. If you have are a senior or have a loved one who is elderly and living alone, you may want to make sure they are prepared for a medical emergency. The importance of these preparations only increases if they are living alone.
Medical Alert Devices
Bracelets, necklaces and other wearable medical emergency devices can quickly become the difference between life and death. If a fall occurs that leads to a broken leg or hip, these devices can be the only way that you or your elderly loved one has to get help. There are quite a few different services and service plans available.
Medical Emergency Kits
Having the property supplies around to deal with an accident is a great way to make sure that a little accident doesn’t end up becoming a more severe medical emergency. Stock an emergency kit with bandages, antibiotic cream, gauze and even CPR instructions. Make sure to periodically check the kits to make sure the supplies inside are not expired. Also include a card with the phone numbers of the closest emergency response agencies.
Make Friends Close By
Whether you have just moved into a new home or are in the same home you have been in for most of your adult life, it makes sense to make friends with the people who live near you. Neighbors can spot when things are out of the ordinary and call for help if needed.
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