As seniors age, falls become more and more common. In fact, one in three seniors over 65 falls each year, and one in five falls results in serious injury, particularly hip fractures and head trauma.
Although a home that is “fall-proofed” according to the guidelines in our Senior Home Safety guide can help prevent falls, not all falls can be prevented. So it’s important to encourage the seniors you care for to use a medical alert system in case of accidents when you’re not around.
With dozens of providers of medical alert systems, how do you choose the best company to provide this essential senior protection? Thankfully, the folks at Reviews.com have evaluated over 60 systems, rating each one for the most important features, such as the best response time, the best customer service and the best mobile help technology.
They spent over 100 hours talking to elder-care experts and hand-testing the top contenders. To discover their top picks, visit their website: www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems.