For seniors, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous places in the home. According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds an older adult is sent to the emergency room for a fall-related injury. While falls in the home can result in smaller injuries, falls in the bathroom can be fatal.
When you’re in an emergency situation, the most important thing is to get help as quickly as possible. But traditional emergency dispatch methods, like dialing 9-1-1, may be difficult or impossible as the victim’s ability to communicate could be significantly impacted. Thanks to Rescu, emergency help is as easy as 2 taps on your mobile
With a growing number of seniors pushing for a more independent lifestyle, the need to safety-proof their homes becomes more urgent. In fact, in the elderly community, more than 60% of falls resulting in injury occur in or around the home, as opposed to in a public setting. This makes it more critical than ever
In an emergency, first responders need to be able to find you, and fast. To ensure that they do just that, Rescu asks that you input a “Dispatch Address” after downloading the app to your phone. Storing your address within the app allows for emergency responders to know your exact location. Here’s a deep look
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, standard telephones and cell phones aren’t always ideal. That’s why unique phones such as TTY and CapTelephones exist to meet their needs. But when it comes to buying the right hearing impaired phone for you or your loved ones, there are a few things you will
When it comes to protecting yourself and the ones you love, you can never be too safe! Advancements in technology over the years have made it easier to make your safety more of a priority, including the development of ICE apps. Here’s a deep dive into what ICE is and the different app options available:
Modern technology has given us a variety of options to request medical help in an emergency. Between physical systems such as Life Alert and Medical Guardian and mobile alerting apps such as Rescu, your options for requesting emergency medical dispatch are extensive. With that in mind, before you commit to a medical alert app, make
Having instant access to first responders in a crisis can sometimes be the difference between life and death. Especially when it comes to the elderly population! Fortunately, there are many options for medical alert systems on the market today that can ensure seniors have quick access to help — two being Rescu and GreatCall Medical
In an emergency, you want to know that the people you love most have guaranteed help. Personal panic buttons are a tried-and-true model for personal safety, especially in elderly communities. Knowing your loved ones have a personal panic button easily accessible will help give you complete peace of mind. What is a Personal Panic Button?
Nowadays, ensuring the safety of you and your loved ones can be as easy as downloading an app. Specifically, the Rescu app! With the Rescu app, users have the ability to request medical help (as well as fire and police with the Rescu Prime upgrade) with just 2 taps on their phone screen. And the