By John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network
by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging
There’s no place like home, especially as we get older. Some 87 percent of people over the age of 65 want to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, according to AARP.1
Are you a caregiver to a loved one? If you are, you are one of over 65 million caregivers that care for an adult child, parent or older family member.1 Caregiving can be a tough job. It can be rewarding, too.
Most people know about personal emergency response systems (PERS), like Life Alert®. Once a PERS is set up, generally all you have to do is push a “call” button to alert medical and other first responders if you need help at home. These systems may offer peace of mind for older adults or people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.