Sensory impairments increase for seniors with each passing year.
Research indicates that people over 60 suffer from some loss of smell, up to 30%.
By age 80, the percentage rises to over 60%*
Moreover people over the age of 65 are twice as likely to suffer injuries or lose their lives in fi res as compared to the population-at-large.
However, the faster help arrives, the better the chances are that the elderly will be saved, and possibly their home and pets too.
Once you press the button, Life Alert sends help fast in the event of a fi re or any home emergency.
* U.S. Fire Administration. Fire and the Older Adult. Homeland Security. January 2006.
November 19, 2009 http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-300.pdf