Nowadays, many medical alert devices not only act as a means of communication in an emergency situation but also as a two-way communication system that enables an older adult to speak with a call center representative that is trained to answer their questions. This technology can also easily put someone in touch with family, friends or hospital staff.
Glendale, Arizonais an increasingly popular retirement destinationin the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area. The entire state of Arizona only has a population of seven million people, but Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale and the two counties that are home to the area account for 67 percent of those folks, or approximately 4.7 million people. Glendale is just west of I-17 and north of I-10, which means that the area will only continue to expand toward California. The area is home to 246,000 folks, with 10.4 percent being age 65 or older.
The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area has 10 trauma-rated hospitals that spread out wait times to an average of just 25 minutes. Treatment for a broken bone only takes 48 minutes with admittance tacking on 104 minutes. Final processing takes the longest at 168 minutes, but overall, the time an older adult spends in urgent care in Arizona and Glendale is much less than in equally populated cities along the East Coast. In order to speed the process, older adults may want to invest in medical alert devices that have robust battery capability and can withstand high-desert heat, changes in elevation or long hikes through the Grand Canyon.
Glendale, Arizona has access to over 48 medical facilities on account of its proximity to Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and Chandler. That said, four facilities ranked highest for geriatric care with Mayo Clinic-Phoenix coming in 20th overall in the nation! This facility boasts high-performance rankings, as awarded by the U.S. News and World Report, for the treatment of various cancers, heart conditions, ear issues, gastroenterology problems and orthopedic traumas that require hip or knee replacements. This should further reduce senior concerns about finding the appropriate care when out and about in Glendale.
Glendale offers a vast number of notable attractions to keep seniors actively engaged in their communities. Not only do they have ready access to various mountains and desert parks, but also jazz and blues festivals, historic ranches, art centers and, perhaps best of all, the University of Phoenix Stadium where the Arizona Cardinals play all winter long. Still, seniors will want to be aware of safety concerns that come with being exposed to extreme heat and changes in elevation. Even when older adults are aware of such environmental factors, they will want to ensure their medical alert device can keep up and has a long enough battery life to get them through football games or hikes throughout the Grand Canyon.
Glendale, Arizona is a perfect middle ground for seniors that do not want to settle in the very popular Scottsdale area but who do not want to be too far away from the fun and excitement of, say, an NFL game. A senior may want to be well-equipped with a strong medical alert device that can get them ready access to paramedics or first responders should the need arise.