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How to Help Aging Parents Stay in Their Home: A medical alert can help

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If you’ve got aging parents, you know the struggle of how to keep them in their home for as long as possible. Making their home safer and considering caregiving options, transportation options, and community outreach programs can easily overwhelm you. One way to help keep your parents in their home is by getting them a medical alert.

Medical alerts are a button that can be worn as a neck pendant or bracelet. In case of an emergency, your parents simply press the button and are immediately connected to a response center dispatcher. The dispatcher will determine the type of emergency and contact you, your siblings, a neighbor or friend, and/or emergency personnel. You don’t even need a landline anymore – medical alerts now have the option to use a cellular communicator and work on a cellular tower system.

According to the CDC, 1 out of every 3 adults age 65 or older falls each year. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injuries.

Our of our testimonials from Betty Hanson of Browndale highlights the likelihood and unpredictability of falls and the relief and safety our customers feel because they have a medical alert button.


If your parents don’t already have a security system, now might be a good time to consider getting them one. A security system through Heartland Security can protect them not only from burglars, but also from fire, carbon monoxide, and water problems.

No matter how you decide to help your parents stay in their home, their safety is your number one priority. Help them maintain their independence with a medical alert from Heartland Security.