As the years pass, our health risks increase exponentially.
We find ourselves more susceptible to injuries, falls,
and fractures. There are also life-threatening police,
fire, and medical emergencies--for example, every
minute in the United States, someone experiences a
stroke, with the risk doubling for every ten years
over age 55.
The American Heart Association tells us that four
out of five people who die of coronary disease are
65 years of age or older. And fire? 4 out of 5 deaths
from fire occur to people 65 and older.
But now there is Life Alert to help seniors.
Life Alert has a small pendant worn on the person.
It is activated by pressing a button which instantly
activates a control unit located in one's home. The
unit immediately notifies the Life Alert Monitoring
Center, beginning a two-way voice exchange between
the wearer and an operator. Should there be no response
from the wearer, Life Alert immediately notifies the
proper authorities, and help is on the way!