The 5th smallest state in the nation, New Hampshire has played many significant roles in American history. New Hampshire was the first state to declare independence from England, a full six months before the Declaration of Independence, paving the way for the other 12 colonies. The “Live Free or Die” state is fiercely independent and highly involved in politics. With some of the largest ski resorts on the East Coast, winter tourism is a large part of New Hampshire’s economy.
Far north and near the Atlantic Ocean, New Hampshire experiences weather that varies from moderate to extreme. As a state that can experience high winds, colorful autumn foliage, and fairly temperate summers, New Hampshire is susceptible to heavy snowfall and blizzards.
The elderly population of New Hampshire shares concerns with most seniors across the nation – concerns about continued independence in their home.
Concerning Statistics from the Center for Disease Control
Many New Hampshire seniors, as well as seniors nationwide, do not understand the risks that are involved with getting older and living alone.
A recent report released by the CDC has stated that one in three seniors will experience a fall, at least once a year. Unlike those who are younger, falls present a serious and significant health risk for seniors. Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for those 65 and over, with 46% of the deaths being a direct result of a traumatic brain injury suffered during the fall.
Not all falls result in death, but many cause lacerations, fractures, broken bones, and ER visits.
One of the most dangerous situations for seniors is to experience a fall and become unable to contact help. Injured, on the floor, and unable to reach a phone – seniors are at a great risk of their injuries dramatically worsening while they wait, hoping for help to arrive.
Protection with Medical Guardian
Medical Guardian believes that no one should have to experience a crisis alone, or have to live his or her life in fear of being alone during an emergency.
The solution is the Medical Guardian medical alert system. Using a medical alert device and a “home base” unit, Medical Guardian’s medical alarm ensures that you will never be alone during an emergency.
Just press the button on the device and you’ll be instantly connected to our state-of-the-art emergency response center. Responders will quickly evaluate your need and contact friends and family, or dispatch local emergency services. Staying in communication with you, through the two-way speaker in the device, Medical Guardian will be with you until your crisis is over.
Don’t give up your independence for an extremely costly nursing home or assisted living facility. With Medical Guardian you can keep living independently, but without the worry and anxiety. When you need us, we will be there for you!