One type of technology that I found invaluable at the time – and still do – is the personal alarm. I subscribed to a personal alarm service for my neighbor, my uncle and my mother. I can't emphasize enough how much these alarms contributed to peace of mind for my elders and for me, their caregiver. These alarms generally come in bracelet, necklace and clip-on forms, and are easy to use in an emergency. They give an elder some sense of security, without being too intrusive.
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