Nevada is most famous for the city of Las Vegas – the gambling capital of the world. Home to many of the world’s largest hotels and with more hotel rooms than any other city in the world, it is no surprise that Nevada’s economy is dependent on tourism. Still thriving through mining, Nevada is the 4th largest gold producer in the world.
Most of Nevada is an arid desert – the state receives the least amount of rainfall of any U.S. state. Home to the Mojave Desert and Death Valley, the wildlife and plant life have adapted to survive this harsh and unrelenting environment.
For Nevada seniors, the heat is a significant risk to their health. Heat is more detrimental to the elderly, as they have reduced blood flow and less proficient sweat glands. It is very easy to become dehydrated, overheated, or even suffer from heat stroke. Nevada seniors must be very careful in the heat, both when outside and while in their homes.
Not Safe at Home
Many seniors fail to realize that their homes are full of risks, even some that may be life threatening. Seniors often don’t recognize the limitations that aging presents and they attempt to continue living as they always have.
Nevada seniors may take precautions when going outside in the blistering heat, but don’t know that there are many dangers in their own home that they have overlooked.
The CDC has reported that one out of every three seniors will experience at least one fall per year – and those that do fall are twice as likely to have another fall within the same year. Not to be taken lightly, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for those over 65. Not just lacerations, fractures, and broken bones – 46% of deaths from falls are the result of a traumatic brain injury suffered during the fall.
Being left alone, injured and unable to contact help, is not a situation that any senior should have to experience. Unfortunately, many do. The time spent hurt with no medical care lessens the chances of a full recovery and can make the situation much more serious than it initially was.
Safety with Medical Guardian
Medical Guardian’s medical alert device allows seniors to maintain their independence at home, while still having 24/7 medical and emergency monitoring.
The use of a small, durable, and 100% waterproof medical alert device means that a connection to help will always be at your fingertips. If you experience an emergency, just press the button on the device and you’ll be immediately connected to our emergency response center. Responders can dispatch local emergency services, contact your family members or friends, and will stay on the line with you until your need is resolved.
Live with confidence and the peace-of-mind you have earned. You never need to be alone during an emergency – let Medical Guardian be there for you!