How Technology Benefits Senior Citizens – Part III

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FALL DETECTION MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS –  Technology has advanced to help protect and save the lives of many seniors. Fall detection devices can sense when seniors are in dangerous situations, or when vitals change. With these systems, seniors can alert caretakers or contact help by simply pressing a button on a wristband or a necklace.
Some wearable alert systems can even detect falls without the senior needing to press a button at all. Emergency, family or friends are automatically alerted to ensure that the senior is okay.
Fall detection necklaces aren’t the be-all and end-all of senior medical alert systems. Innovative wearable technology can automatically alert emergency systems and caregivers to a fall—and can event prevent future falls by monitoring seniors’ health changes.

FINANCIAL PROTECTION – Financial exploitation is one of the most common types of elder abuse in the United States. In fact, one in nine seniors say they have been financially neglected or exploited in the past year.  From “get rich quick” schemes to dishonest relatives, financial exploitation is a huge concern for seniors. In this age of advanced technology, seniors have the tools to protect themselves financially. Apps such as EverSafe alert seniors and their relatives of any unusual financial activity within their bank accounts.  The app boasts “age-friendly software” to make the app user-friendly for the elderly. 94% of seniors say that the internet makes it much easier to find information.

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