Home security is a very important thing for disabled people who are able to live on their own. Whether it’s a friend or a family member, their safety is very important. Living on their own gives them a sense of independence and while they are capable of doing most things, it may give you some peace of mind to know they are completely safe.
Many senior citizens often have accidents in their home that go unknown by friends and family. According to the National Council on Aging, “One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.” You can help prevent your loved ones from a fall by installing home security cameras that are monitorable from your phone, or even panic buttons. There are also bracelets with buttons that can alert 911 when they are in need of medical attention. This way, you can always keep an eye on them to ensure safety. This will give you, and them comfort and a feeling of protection to be on their own.
This technology is not only beneficial for the elderly. If anyone in your family has an impairment and does not feel completely safe on their own, this is the perfect solution to give them serenity. They will always be able to hit a panic button in case of a medical emergency. If you incorporate smoke detectors with your security system, the fire department will be on the way if the detectors are set off, and if someone breaks in, the police will be alerted and on their way.
Technology is extremely advantageous to longer living rates in the elderly. Falls can be acted on quickly and everything can be monitored to benefit the disabled who live on their own. Take action to keep your family and friends safe and comfortable by installing home security.
“Falls Prevention Facts.” NCOA, 4 June 2018, www.ncoa.org/news/resources-for-reporters/get-the-facts/falls-prevention-facts/.