New Jersey is the most densely populated of all 50 states and has the highest percent of urban population. Boasting more diners than any other state in the country, New Jersey also hold the world record for the most shopping malls in one area – with seven major malls in a 25 square-mile radius. With major urban areas and huge densities come crime – and New Jersey holds the unfortunate distinction of being the car theft capital of the world.
A major tourist attraction is Atlantic City, whose street names were used for the board game Monopoly.
Weather in New Jersey is typical of a Northeastern state – hot and humid summers and cold winters. Usually protected from major storm systems, New Jersey can occasionally see hurricanes. Recently New Jersey suffered greatly from Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of the state’s shoreline.
New Jersey seniors have much with which to contend. Beyond the natural difficulties of aging, they live in a highly urban state with many potential dangers.
Challenges For New Jersey Seniors Living Alone
After a long life of independence, it can be hard to admit or realize that you aren’t able to do everything that you used to. Lessened mobility, decreased cognition, and the complication of various health concerns can make living alone, or being alone for several hours a day, a truly perilous situation for New Jersey seniors.
The CDC has reported that one in three seniors will experience a fall at least once a year, and those who do fall are twice as likely to fall again. Surprisingly, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths in those over 65. More than just broken bones, fractures, and bruises – 46% of fall injury deaths are due to traumatic brain injuries suffered because of the fall.
These are not statistics to be taken lightly – the anxiety about falling and being unable to reach help has caused many seniors to make the very costly and emotional decision to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. The loss of independence often leads to depression, loneliness, and an overall decline in health.
Medical Guardian, a medical alert device, offers a solution for New Jersey seniors. No need to give up your home and life – with Medical Guardian you can have the comfort of 24/7 medical monitoring, all within your own home.
This is how it works …. The medical alarm device is worn on your person at all times. The small, light, and 100% waterproof device can be worn around the neck, around the wrist, or even on a belt.
If you experience any kind of emergency, simply press the button on your device and you’ll be connected to our emergency response center.
Unlike local 9-1-1 services – you will be immediately connected to responders who have your file, know your specific medical concerns, and are able to dispatch local police, fire, or ambulance services to your home. If your situation is less urgent, Medical Guardian responders can contact your friends or family members to come help.
Release the fear and anxiety from your life and live independently and securely, with Medical Guardian’s medical alert system.