The Importance of an Emergency Response System for Seniors

Many seniors, understandably, want to stay in their own home rather than moving in with a family member. They certainly don’t want to live in a nursing facility or care center. After all, home is the place that they feel the most comfortable, where they raised their family and made so many happy memories. However, those with limited mobility, memory difficulties, or medical conditions have a higher risk of falling or experiencing other accidents and emergencies that could put their lives in jeopardy. One way to protect against the consequences of these accidents is to use an emergency response system which alerts the proper authorities and brings help within moments at the touch of a button. SafetyChoice®, our preferred medical response system, can help!


Some seniors receive home care assistance for a few hours a day or a week, and the rest of the time are on their own. Living alone in a home that is familiar and comfortable can provide a security until something goes wrong. A personal emergency response system, such as SafetyChoice®, gives seniors the security of knowing that they are never truly alone. Anytime they feel unsafe, are experiencing medical problems, or suffer a dangerous fall, it’s easy to summon help. Instead of being afraid and unsure when or if help will arrive, they can have peace of mind knowing that professionals are ready and waiting whenever needed.


Seniors often live in the same home for years, even decades, and it’s the one place that they have complete control over. The routines that make up their daily, weekly, and monthly schedule create even more stability. Being forced to move into a relative’s home or nursing facility takes away that stability and introduces a new, sometimes confusing way of living. Even though your loved one may need some supervision and occasional assistance, complete disruption is not always necessary. An emergency alert system allows seniors to continue to maintain their stable lifestyle without uprooting. At Comfort Keepers®, we believe in providing caregiving assistance that allows your loved one to sustain a sense of balance in their lives at a time when many things may be changing.


Perhaps the main reason that a person may want to stay in their own home as they age is that it allows them to maintain their sense of independence. Living alone means making your own decisions about when to eat, what to wear, when to sleep, what to watch on television, and so forth. On the other hand, living with someone else or in a facility can restrict those freedoms and limit autonomy. With a personal alert system, seniors retain the freedom to live their lives as they see fit, while still having the security of knowing that someone is looking out for them.


Perhaps one of the most important aspects of personal emergency response systems from SafetyChoice® is that they are simple to use and easy to wear. Choices include either a bracelet or a necklace, both of which communicate via wireless technology to a central console unit. If the button on the device is pushed, a friendly staff member will begin a conversation via the unit. Depending on the situation and needs of the senior, either a family member, friend, or emergency services are called and the staff will stay on the line until the situation is under control.

Here at Comfort Keepers®, we understand how important it is to you and your aging loved one that they are able to stay in their own home. We specialize in helping families just like yours provide a safe environment for elderly relatives. To learn more about our services and discuss any aspect of our Albuquerque in-home senior care, including emergency response and medical alert systems, give us a call today!