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Caregiver Tips: The Importance of a Home Security System for the Elderly

  • March 20, 2015
  • by Carlos Lopez

Whether you have an elderly loved one in your own home or are the primary caregiver for a senior who still lives independently, a home security system is a must. More than just a burglar alarm, a comprehensive system includes many features that can keep your loved one safe from harm.

Fire and Carbon Monoxide:

Seniors are at an elevated risk from both fire and carbon monoxide; many elderly individuals suffer from decreased lung capacity or breathing problems that make them very sensitive to smoke. Immediate and urgent alarms sound when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected, giving your senior time to escape the poor air and ensuring that help is on the way. Dementia and memory issues increase the risk; something as simple as food left unattended on a stove can quickly cause a fire.

Medical Alert:

Alarm systems that are equipped with a medical alert system boost senior safety in a variety of ways. From being able to summon help at the touch of a button to triggering a call for emergency assistance from a special pendant worn at the wrist or neck.

Intruder Alarms:

Seniors and those living alone make ideal targets for thieves and other criminals. Having an alarm in place makes an intruder think twice before targeting your loved one. If the thief does try to access the home, the sound of the alarm and the call for help will safeguard your elderly parent and keep them from harm.

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