Approximately 1 out of every 8 Americans is a senior over the age of 65. That number is predicted to climb to nearly 1 in 5 by the year 2030 as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. When you combine these facts with the statistic that 1 in 3 seniors over the age of 65 has a fall each year, the need for personal emergency response systems becomes clear.
A Growing Demographic—Independent Seniors
As the number of independent seniors continues to increase, pairing PERS with other home security measures will create a growing target audience. The children of this aging generation are raising kids of their own and often cannot afford to care for parents in-home. PERS gives a person in this situation a feeling of security, knowing that an aging parent can always call out to a monitoring service and receive immediate attention.
Why a Monitoring Service Is Vital
In the past, PERS meant pushing a button and then waiting for help. A CSR would call emergency contacts and then send EMS. Emergency responders would walk into a situation without knowing what was going on.
Today, medical monitoring should always include a two-voice voice solution. This allows a fallen senior to speak directly with the CSR, so that emergency contacts and EMS can be contacted quickly, false alarms are minimized, and the situation can be immediately evaluated.
NMC is proud to offer medical monitoring services that your home security clients need as they or their parents reach age 65 and beyond. For more information, call 877-353-3031.