Coeur d’Alene, ID (PRWEB) April 15, 2012
Eighty percent of elderly live in their own homes. Not surprisingly, according to AARP, 90 percent of seniors would like to stay there. However, many adult children worry with good reason about their parents living alone. Many seniors suffer from mobility issues. In fact, one-third of people age 65 and older will suffer a fall.
What can families do to keep their elderly loved ones safe? Of course, obstacles and risks such as stairs, rugs, and cooking hazards must be addressed. Homes can be retrofitted with universal design elements like grab bars, alternative counter heights, wider doorways, and ramps. Beyond that, personal emergency response systems (PERS) can help protect seniors and reassure caregivers.
“Today we have technology capabilities to help seniors successfully age and remain in their own home,” says Bryon Hatley, owner of Evergreen Electric & HVAC. “Medical alerts are a good solution to help protect older family members and give their caregivers peace of mind.”
Evergreen Electric & HVAC is an authorized dealer for a wireless two-way intercom system, Freedom Alert, which allows elderly family members to wear a mini pendant and contact family, friends, or neighbors at anytime, and from anywhere in or around the home. If programmed contacts are not reached, the system can be defaulted to contact a 911 emergency operator. Best of all, FreedomAlert is a one-time purchase with no monthly charge or contracts like other similar products.
“The two-way voice pendants can provide peace of mind to those who wish to maintain an independent lifestyle but want the assurance that help can be summoned if needed,” Bryon explains. “With the help of FreedomAlert, whether a senior is in their home, outside in the yard, or in the driveway, they are never alone.”
For more information about this product or other services offered by Evergreen Electric & HVAC, please visit their website, http://www.evergreenelectric.net.
About Evergreen Electric & HVAC
Evergreen Electric & HVAC is licensed in Washington and Idaho and is an accredited business with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. They provide the finest design and installation services for electrical, structured wiring, surround sound, whole house audio, central vacuum, security and fire systems, heating, air conditioning, and more. Evergreen proudly serves Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.