The title of this blog is a question that is asked so often by people considering a medical alert system. The answer is a resounding YES. Preventing senior falls starts in the bathroom where it is estimated over 75% of falls occur for adults over the age of sixty-five. The slippery surfaces that reside in the bathroom coupled, with balance issues that increase with age, create a recipe for disaster. A medical alert device can be a vital tool in mitigating the dangers in the bathroom for your elderly loved one.
It is important to note that Medical Alert buttons should be worn in the bath as well. The same dangers in the shower are only exacerbated by a tub full of water. The buttons are designed to be worn in the bath. They are NOT designed to be submerged 50 feet underwater when scuba diving. Needless to say, the next time that issue arises for a customer here at Vital-Link, will be the first time.
Another option for an at risk senior is a customized tub. This is a unique tub/shower that is built to the individual needs of your loved one. Grab bars, foldable chairs, and a low step up are just some of the elderly friendly options. Non slip rubber mats and bright lighting are cheaper solutions to enhance the safety of the bathroom.
Everyone and their loved one’s have a unique living situation in addition to unique health conditions. A Medical Alert System from Vital-Link will give your loved one confidence and peace of mind in the bathroom. All that they need to know is that help is only the press of a button away.
For more information and to receive a special gift with each order please call Vital-Link at 1-800-338-4825.