According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four older adults falls every year, and 20 percent of those falls are serious, resulting in a broken bone, head trauma or similar injury. Seniors who experience a fall double their chance of experiencing another fall in the future. Medical alert systems can allow individuals to retain their independence at home and in their communities while minimizing the risk of further injury or death from falling and being unable to receive immediate help.
Caring.com provides an overview of the 14 top home medical alert systems in their April 2019 article: The Best Medical Alert Systems of 2019
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