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How Seniors Can Protect Their Independent Lifestyles

Updated on October 6, 2009

People buy life insurance, home insurance, car insurance, health insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, and cell phone insurance.  We pay to insure property belonging to others, such as rental cars.  We buy these types of insurance because we want to feel assured against property and personal loss.  We want to know our possessions are be protected.  We've got protection for the keys to our cars, homes, apartments, mail boxes, safe deposit boxes, jewelry armories, and garages.  But, what about peace of mind for people that live alone, or have medical problems?

If something happens, like if we get sick, lose our cell phone, or our car is stolen we just dial a number and we'll be able to re-coop the loss because we protected our material assets.  Right?

But, are you absolutely sure that, if needed, your 'person' would be protected and safe against a brutal attack or becoming incapacitated if you should fall in your own home?  Most accidents happen right in your own domicile.  Homes are burglarized everyday, and people are hurt by intruders.

If you should be in a threatening and harmful situation, or if you accidentally fell and could not get up, what would you do?  Would you lie there for hours or days?  Would you be unable to get the help that could make the difference between living or dying?  Would anyone be able to hear your cries for help? Do you have regular visitors that stop by, or are you without family and friends?  Even so, if someone did come by, would they be too late?

Accidents and scary situations are not, usually, something we plan to happen; they occur quickly and without warning.  Seniors that live alone, unknowingly, can be targets for the violent actions of strangers, or medical emergencies that could impair your mobility, and prohibit you from getting to your phone to call for help.

A wearable personal security device could help you to get the medical attention you need, or alert law enforcement personnel that you need immediate help.  The devices are small, attractive, and affordable.  They are disguised as watches and other fashionable jewelry items, such as a necklace or brooch.  Although they are small and attractive, what they can give to you is priceless.

You would not need to get to your phone to summon help.  All you need to do is press a button on the pendant or watch, and the device calls an emergency help center.  You'll be able to speak to the operator just as if you were talking on your regular phone, and they'll be able to notify the proper authorities to get someone to help you, immediately.

How horrible it would be to wake and find a stranger rummaging around your home, or in your bedroom!  If you tripped and fell, or became gravely ill, and could not get to your phone, what would you do?  How terrifying it would be to kn ow that no one could hear your, or that no one would be stopping by for hours, or even days.  And, when they found you, would it be too late?  Injuries that are unattended to can cause permanent damage, and illnesses can be life threatening. 

If you had a personal alarm, you would not need to worrying about “what if” ever again.  The alarm could add another layer of 'assurance' and you could gain peace of mind.  Emergency alarm devices, just like insurance, has become a necessity in today's world.  Protecting our material assets and valuables is worthwhile, but the safety of our children, families, and ourselves have no equals.

It is necessary to be aware of our surroundings, but do you have the tools to protect yourself and get help, if needed?  Most people have phone service, and many have cell phones, but if you would not be able to get to your phone, how are you going to get the help you need.

Emergencies happen all around us, everyday, and no one can predict what might happen to themselves.

Don't roll the dice when risking an independent lifestyle because you were unable to get the help you needed.  A wearable, personal security device could be your friend in need. 


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