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Most people would prefer to live in their own homes in their old age, rather than in nursing homes.
But living independently can be scary when a fall or a medical emergency could mean a one-way trip to the hospital.
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The best devices, Carle said, can detect when the wearer falls down.
Upon sensing a sudden movement and impact, these devices automatically call the company's emergency dispatcher, who can check with the wearer to make sure everything is all right, and connect the individual to emergency services if not.
Falls "are also the number one cause of hospitalization due to injury for this age group." One-third of seniors ages 65 and older fall each year, as do half of people ages 85 and older, Carle said.
There are different types of medical alarm systems, but in general, they all include a pendant, or a small keychainlike device, that has a Help button that automatically connects the wearer to an emergency dispatch person when pressed.
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