Without family close by to check on them, seniors have increasingly started to move in with their adult children.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 8, 2010
In the last 18 months, nation-wide medical alert systems provider Medical Guardian has seen a 22% increase of sales to seniors living with a family member or loved one. This includes seniors who live with a spouse as well as those who can no longer live alone and move in with family, most commonly their grown children. Medical Guardian president, Geoff Gross, attributes the growth to several factors, but one stands out. "In past generations, the adult children would typically raise a family within a mile of where their parents still live. With the baby boomer generation, we now find the average distance much greater, often states away. Without family close by to check on them, seniors have increasingly started to move in with their adult children."
While this situation may be the most attractive to seniors who do not wish to live in a nursing home and for family members looking to provide their parents with individualized care, mom or dad may still find themselves alone for much of the day.
Luella Evans had only recently moved into her daughter Katherine’s Grand Rapids, Michigan home when she slipped in the bathroom one morning. Katherine called the house several times a day to check on her mother, but Luella was unable to reach the phone and eventually spent over three hours on the floor in pain. Luella, now a Medical Guardian client, said the incident made it clear that she needed a medic alert necklace.
The challenge facing those looking to provide care for older relatives is clear. The U.S. Census has predicted that the senior population will increase from 13% to 20% by 2050, and those seniors will live increasingly longer. Although an AARP study showed that 9 out of 10 seniors wish to remain in their own homes, those with serious health concerns may find the greatest degree of care living with family, and many are realizing that they need a medical alarm system to provide peace of mind in the event of an emergency.
About Medical Guardian: Medical Guardian is a senior alert system company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that has won numerous medical alarm dealer awards and has been featured on NBC News, Reader’s Digest, and Woman’s Day magazine.
For more information, visit http://www.medicalguardian.com
Medical Guardian was established to provide a reliable and affordable solution to seniors who wished to live an independent life at home. The “round the clock” UL approved monitoring, top rated equipment, and affordable monthly fee coupled with no long term contract makes Medical Guardian the smart choice for American Seniors and their families.
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