There are unfortunately many misconceptions about what exactly aging means. People typically expect older adults to be dependent, stuck in their ways, uncomfortable with technology — just to name a few. Not only are these misconceptions damaging to the very concept of healthy aging, but you also know that those misconceptions couldn’t be farther from the truth. And so does Medical Guardian.
That’s why we’re introducing a new voice to the PERS industry, a voice that’s designed to change the way people perceive aging. After all, aging is not a loss of independence; it’s the next chapter of life that can be just as vibrant as every other one.
For far too long the entire conversation surrounding aging has been built around the idea that age is synonymous with a lower quality of life. That it’s simply an endless barrage of aches and pains, life-threatening chronic conditions and even a loss of the ability to grow older in your own home.
And while focusing on the key components of healthy aging like exercise and a balanced diet is essential in combating those conditions, there’s so much to your lifestyle than just that.
From spending time with loved ones to volunteering in their communities, older adults certainly aren’t done living or learning from new experiences. In fact, most seniors feel a strong sense of purpose and passion about life and their future, according to a recent survey from AARP. This sense of optimism and determination is proven by the countless number of seniors who continue to make great contributions to society.
Not only are they achieving accomplishments later in life, but every single day, older adults like you combat the stereotypes against aging by defying the odds. Older adults like Harriette Thompson, who ran a half-marathon at 94 years young, or Nola Ochs, who graduated college at the age of 95, serve as an inspiration to all of us and remind us that age really is just a number.
And we at Medical Guardian couldn’t agree more.
Sending An Empowering Message on Healthy Aging
In order to do our part in transforming the way people perceive aging, we knew we needed to send an even bolder message, one that is currently lacking in the PERS industry. Because similarly to aging, people also have misconceptions about the purpose of emergency response devices.
People often view medical alert systems as a solution for elderly people with major health issues, but much like the stereotypes surrounding aging, this is simply not the case.
Rather than symbolizing a loss of independence or weakness, these systems are vital to maintaining your ability to live life the way you want to. In fact, when the Medical Guardian team recently surveyed our customers and older adults nationwide, nearly one-third of respondents agreed that every home should have some type of medical alert system, regardless of physical need or age.
Because emergency response devices are not just beneficial for those with serious health conditions like heart disease or diabetes; they’re for people like you who want to take the next chapter of their life head-on, which is exactly what Medical Guardian is here for.
Living Your Best Stories Today
In keeping with our mission to provide the best medical alert service in the industry, Medical Guardian offers all different types of medical alert systems — from in-home systems to GPS-enabled mobile devices — that are designed to fit every lifestyle because we know that you still lead exciting and vibrant lives.
With Medical Guardian, you can cook and read in your own home. You can run errands whenever you need to. You can take that extra volunteer shift at the museum. You can spend an extra hour or two fishing at the river. You can jog in your neighborhood, or even do some gardening in the backyard.
You can do all of those things -- and more -- knowing that Medical Guardian has your back in every situation, because we’re here to help you live a life without limits.