Texas, the Lone Star State, is the largest of the contiguous 48 states. Home to more than 26 million residents and over 16 million cattle, Texas truly lives by its pop culture motto, “Everything is bigger in Texas.”
As such a vast state – the topography of Texas varies greatly. The state contains swamps and forests more typical of the Deep South, rolling plains and grasslands found in the Midwest, and the burning deserts of the Southwest. Texas has the second highest gross state product and is the largest producer of wool in the nation. In the 20th century, the discovery of oil dramatically boosted the economy of Texas.
As can be expected for a state so large, weather is drastically different across various parts of the state. Texas is hit by many major and dangerous weather events, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. More tornados touch down in Texas than in any other state.
For the seniors of Texas, already dealing with the normal complications of aging, the erratic and often dangerous weather presents an additional safety risk.
Threats to Safety for Texas Seniors
One of the largest dangers for seniors who live alone, or are alone several hours a day, are from being injured by a debilitating fall and being unable to contact help.
A recent study by the Center for Disease Control found that the leading cause of injury deaths in those over 65 is a complication from a fall. With one in three seniors experiencing a fall at least once a year – this statistic is particularly worrisome.
Falls commonly cause bruises, fractures, broken bones, brain injuries, and a loss in confidence. Many seniors question their ability to maintain their independence in their own homes, even considering moving into a costly assisted living facility or nursing home.
Medical Guardian, a medical alarm system, allows seniors to have the best of both worlds: their independence and freedom – and safety and security.
What is a Medical Alert System?
The Medical Guardian Medical Alert System is a combination of an alert device, a “home base” module, and a state-of-the-art emergency response center.
When you place your order, the system hardware will be mailed directly to your home. Setting up your medical alarm system could not be easier; the home base is simply plugged into an outlet and phone jack. Press the connect button to test your connection to the response center, and you are all done!
The medical alert device never requires charging or a wireless signal. Small, durable, and 100% waterproof, the device is worn on your person at all times. Able to be worn around the neck, wrist, or on a belt – the device can even be worn in the bath or shower.
When you press the button on your device you will be immediately connected to the Medical Guardian emergency response center and certified responders will communicate with you through the two-way speaker in your device. Able to contact your friends or family, or dispatch local police, fire, or ambulance services, responders will stay connected to you until help arrives.
With Medical Guardian, release yourself from the worry and stress about medical emergencies – when you need us, we will be there for you!