Virginia, the state known as the “Mother of Presidents” is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents and six First Ladies. Jamestown was the original British settlement in the New World, as well as the first capital city of Virginia. In many ways Virginia was the “birthplace of the nation” – the center of the revolution, home to the country’s leaders, and the location of more than half of the battles during the Civil War.
Today, Virginia is still the bustling center of government and economy it always has been. Virginia houses the Pentagon, the largest building in the world, and Dulles International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. The federal government employs ¼ of all Virginians, around 900,000 jobs, and 10% of all federal procurement funds are spent in Virginia. Virginia’s largest industrial employer is the Northrup Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News, which is also the largest shipbuilding yard in the world.
The summer climate in Virginia tends to be hot and humid, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the states. Winters can see significant snow falls, especially at higher elevations in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not at a significant risk of tornados or hurricanes, Virginia sees limited occurrences of these natural events. Dense populations have led to poor air quality in many of the urban cities of Virginia.
Pollution causes serious health ramifications, especially for the senior population of Virginia.
Concerns for Virginian Seniors
Virginia is home to more veterans than any other state (more than 800,000) and a growing population of senior citizens. Though often hard to accept, aging places limitations on the body and limits senior citizen activities.
The CDC has released a report stating that one in three seniors will experience a fall at least once a year. This is especially concerning because falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for those over 65. 46% of these injury deaths are the result of a traumatic brain injury suffered during the fall.
Fall also commonly cause bruising, fractures, broken bones, visits to the ER, and a general lack of confidence in mobility. However, limiting mobility just causes an increased risk of another fall.
Seniors begin to live in a cycle of fear, and many consider the costly option of giving up their independence to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Medical Guardian Medical Alert System
Medical Guardian’s medical alert system is giving seniors back their independence and ability to live alone with confidence.
Using a medical alert device, which is worn around your neck, wrist, or even on a belt, Medical Guardian keeps your connection to help at your fingertips.
If you experience an emergency, simply press the button and you will be instantly connected to our emergency response center. Certified responders can contact local emergency services or just call your friends or family members to come help.
Never alone during an emergency, Medical Guardian’s medical alarm system provides 24/7 medical monitoring so you can live your life with joy and confidence.