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July 25, 2017

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Mobile Alert Technology Keeps Seniors Safe on the Road

 

Oftentimes, families only think about technology that will keep their loved ones safe at home. As their parents age and become increasingly susceptible to falls and other accidents, they begin to equip the house with numerous safety devices. But what about the seniors who are still active, yet just as vulnerable to mishaps?

 

There are an estimated 38 million seniors on the road in the U.S., with an expected 55 million by 2020. Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. Still, accidents can happen to even the healthiest individual. Measures should still be taken to ensure their safety, especially outside of the home.

 

Driver safety courses are available throughout the country to adults 50 years of age and older. Courses offer refresher information on the rules of the road, safety and physical conditions that may affect the ability to drive. Students may also get a discount on their car insurance!

 

What’s most important, though, is that a senior is able to call for help if an emergency arises. STAAR Alert’s mobile technology allows for immediate assistance just about anywhere. Whereas a standalone cellular phone requires app navigation and dialing, Mobile Medical Alert Systems are much simpler. With the push of a personal emergency response system (PERS) button, operators at Life Safety Monitoring can address any issue through two-way voice communication and GPS information. They can then call responders, based on the severity of the situation. From light-headedness to car accidents to lost dementia patients, these mobile networks can address nearly any safety concern.

 

If you want to learn more about keeping your loved ones safe on the road and away from home, contact STAAR Alert today at 800-338-7114.

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