Many seniors experience cognitive conditions that may cause completing tasks outside of the home to be a dangerous feat. Most health conditions require special care and attention. In some emergencies, the senior may be unable to speak or communicate. He or she may even be unresponsive from a medication error, or may become easily disoriented or confused. Fortunately, medical alert jewelry or devices can be custom engraved to include the senior’s home address.
Seniors can also choose to include pertinent information such as their home address and emergency contacts on file with the medical alert company. In the event that a senior becomes lost or disoriented away from home, citizens will know how to get them safely back home.
According to research, six out of ten seniors with dementia or other similar conditions will wander. They may have difficulties remembering where they live, even if they have lived in the same home for years. Having your address on file with your medical alert service provider helps to ensure that seniors who are afflicted with conditions that may cause them to become disoriented can be helped and returned home safely.
If a senior realizes that they are lost or disoriented, they can press the “alert” button, which will alert an operator at the emergency center that they are lost. If the senior is wandering and does not realize they are lost, a good Samaritan can find the senior’s address engraved on their device and help them to find their way home.
Medical alerts that include a home address allow seniors to be helped when they are away from home. In most instances, the home address can be placed on file with the medical alert company at no additional charge. Seniors can also opt to have their devices engraved with their home address and other emergency contact information. This can usually be included at a minimal cost, depending on the material of the device and the amount of text to be engraved.
Due to age or medical conditions, some seniors may experience issues with their memories. In cases when a senior is away from home, it is beneficial for seniors to have a medical alert device that displays their address. In other instances, the senior can list their address and emergency contacts on file with the medical alert company.In the event of an emergency, the company can connect the senior to emergency personnel in a timely manner. Emergency personnel may dispatch EMS or contact emergency contacts, such as family, friends and neighbors that can respond.