- With 47.8 million people over the age of 65 living in the U.S. today, seniors account for almost 15% of the country’s population.
- Senior citizens must be on guard against people who try to take advantage of them.
- In the case of home caregivers, elder adults may become the victim of physical and/or sexual assaults.
With 47.8 million people over the age of 65 living in the U.S. today, seniors account for almost 15% of the country’s population. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that this number will more than double in upcoming years. By the year 2060, the Bureau predicts that a whopping 98.2 million people over the age of 65 will be living in the United States.
With age comes challenging health issues. Some of these health issues include cancer, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. Another area of major concern is falling. In fact, the National Council on Aging reports that 1 in 4 seniors fall annually. If that isn’t bad enough, falls are the “leading cause of fatal injury” among older people.
In addition to health concerns, senior citizens must be on guard against people who try to take advantage of them. There are many scammers out there who prey on the elderly. From IRS and Medicare scams to counterfeit prescription drugs, senior citizens are especially vulnerable targets for fraudulent activity.
Worse yet are the scammers who insinuate themselves into the senior citizen’s day-to-day lives. They may pretend to be contractors, convincing the senior citizen to hire them for a small home improvement project. At that point, they’ve established some trust and will identify a larger problem in their home that needs fixing. The senior will now shell out a larger deposit. At that point, and the con artist will take the money and never return.
In the case of home caregivers, elder adults may become the victim of physical and/or sexual assaults. Sadly, the perpetrator may be the same person who should be caring for the older person. Criminals may view the elderly as an easy target, knowing that many live alone, without witnesses. Whether it’s a spouse who died or adult children who have moved out of the house, nearly one-third of senior citizens live by themselves.
Considering all of these factors, seniors deserve peace of mind to live their lives freely. They are already facing health issues. They also need to be on guard against people trying to take advantage of them financially, emotionally, and physically. Even the most able-bodied senior may need assistance in the case of an unexpected fall, crime, or other emergency. And if that person is living alone, the ability to reach help quickly is even more vital.
An emergency alert system can help:
Silent Beacon, Inc. has developed an emergency alert system that gives senior citizens the ability to continue to live an independent lifestyle. At the same time, the personal safety device allows him or her to summon help easily and quickly if an emergency arises. This provides security not only for the senior but also for his or her friends and family.
The Silent Beacon device is a small and sleek portable alert system that communicates with loved ones and emergency personnel during an emergency. With the press of a button on the device, the emergency alert system for seniors communicates with the free Silent Beacon app. The app then pushes out text messages, emails, and phone calls to everyone on the senior citizen’s contact list. The user may establish up to seven contacts, including emergency numbers.
The Device in action
The device has a large, easy-to-press button, with a slight indentation in the design to prevent false alarms. However, it’s easy enough for the user in need to activate the Beacon, allowing him or her to fully focus on the emergency. The device also features two-way communication capability. Seniors can talk to loved ones while they wait for help to arrive. And if their friends and family download the free app, they can instantly locate the senior citizen. That’s because the Silent Beacon’s GPS technology allows all contacts to identify the user’s location in real-time.
Unlike competitors’ emergency alert systems for seniors, there are no hidden fees with Silent Beacon. The user simply purchases the affordable Silent Beacon for $99.99, and that’s it! No registration fees, recurring charges, or deactivation fees.
Simply enter the contact information and determine which call features you would like to enable. Then pair the device with the free safety app. This app can be installed on any mobile device, smartphone, or desktop computer with Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Instead of relying on a third-party call center, Silent Beacon calls 911 and other contacts immediately during emergencies. No middleman needed!
In a world where emergencies and crimes could pose a threat to the senior citizen in your life, you no longer need to be afraid. Visit us to learn more about the life alert system for seniors that saves lives and provides peace of mind to you and your loved ones.