New York State is home to one of the most famous cities in the entire world, New York City. With a population of over 8.3 million, NYC is the most populous city in the United States and makes up 40% of the population of New York State. New York City is home to numerous famed universities, hospitals, arts centers, restaurants, and more. There is a saying that you can find anything in the world in New York City.
Distinctly different from it’s namesake city, New York State is much more rural, wooded, and based on farming. Unlikely the densely populated and crowded city of Manhattan, much of New York State is lightly populated and dominated by farms. New York has a strong dairy culture and has over 18,000 cattle farms.
Weather in New York is similar to many Northeastern, ocean-facing states. Weather on the coast is much more temperate because of the Atlantic Ocean, and the further West and North one travels the more extreme the weather tends to be. Summers are hot and humid and winters are cold and snowy. Usually protected from major weather disasters, recent Hurricane Sandy damaged many of the coastal areas of New York and caused widespread power outages.
New York Seniors Living Alone
Like most states, New York has a growing aging population and struggles to maintain services for those in need. Due to high costs and lack of insurance coverage, many seniors are opting to live alone at home – not knowing the dangers this can present.
The CDC has released a report stating that one out of every three seniors will experience at least one fall per year, with those who do fall becoming twice as likely to fall again.
Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for those over 65, with 46% of those deaths being a direct result of a traumatic brain injury sustained during the fall. Though not always life threatening, falls also can cause bruising, fractures (especially hip fractures), broken bones, lacerations, and more.
Seniors can end up feeling like prisoners in their own homes – afraid to move around lest they end up getting hurt. This can increase their likelihood of falling by limiting their movements.
Medical Guardian Medical Alert System
The low-cost and convenient answer that seniors are looking for is Medical Guardian, a medical alert system.
With Medical Guardian, a small alert device is worn around the neck, wrist, or on a belt. If you ever experience an emergency, simply press the button on the alert device. You will be connected, almost instantaneously, to our emergency response center. Trained and certified responders are ready to help evaluate your situation. Responders are able to dispatch local fire, police, or ambulance services, as well as contact friends or family. Responders will help you stay calm and give first aid advice while you wait for help to arrive. With you from the beginning to the end of your emergency, Medical Guardian ensures that you get the best help as quickly as possible.
Worry-free with Medical Guardian
The anxiety and fear of being alone, injured, and unable to contact help isn’t something with which you should have to live. Free yourself from the strain and worry and let Medical Guardian’s medical alarm system be there for you.