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mPERS Can Help Seniors Live Out Full Lives

Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Father time is undefeated. Never in the history of existence has someone outsmarted the clock. But there are ways to maintain a normal, healthy lifestyle, even as we age. When you think about aging “gracefully,” you might not be thinking of the benefits of a mPERS device. These mobile personal emergency devices not only look after you in case of an emergency, they also give you the freedom to live your best life, even as you age.

mPERS and Physical Health

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that aging is the reason why mobility decreases. Sure, there can be physical and genetic reasons for the decline in mobility amongst the elderly, but on the contrary, reduced physical activity can be the reason senior citizens lose strength and stamina. Physical activity can actually help senior citizens reduce the risk of falling.

So what does this have to do with mPers devices? Many physical activities involve being outside, and the fear of being away from the house, phone or even being unable to make a phone call in the case of an emergency can create fear amongst seniors. mPERS such as the Freeus Belle+ LTE provide senior citizens the opportunity to engage in outside physical activity to keep them healthy and vibrant, but without compromising their safety.

Dealers looking to help aging clients stay active, healthy, and ultimately safe, should give suggestions on how senior citizens can remain active with their mPERS devices:

  • Go hiking
  • Go to the park and play fetch with the dog
  • Walk the golf course instead of ride
  • Watch movie or show while on the treadmill
  • Gardening
  • Pickleball

For those senior citizens who have limited mobility, but are still looking to remain active, there are plenty of options for them as well:

  • Many pools have wheelchair accessibility for exercise programs
  • Wheelchair basketball programs
  • Cycling
  • Flexibility exercises

Demonstrating to your senior customers the benefits of physical exercise, as well as how mPERS devices can give them peace of mind, will show that your business is willing to go the extra mile for them.

mPERS and Mental Health

There’s no denying that exercise has incredible benefits on physical health. But the lesser known are the benefits it has on mental health, too. And this could be exactly what senior citizens need in order to take back their well-being.

According to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 15 minutes a day of cardio (running), or an hour of walking reduces the risk of major depression by 26%. It also helps with reducing stress and anxiety.

But the fear and anxiety that comes from feeling vulnerable may be enough to prevent a senior citizen to begin a workout program. That’s where mPERS can step in with the assist. mPERS devices can be that safety net and provide mental ease for senior citizens looking to venture out into their home and start exercising. You don’t have to worry about being alone, because with a mPERS device, someone will always be a moment away.

Dealers helping their customers feel more comfortable, and encouraging them to stay healthy creates trust between your business and your customers. If you want a trusted monitoring partner to watch over your customers, reach out to AvantGuard who is one of the industry leaders in mPERS monitoring.

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