First Response System

First Response Forecasts Surge in Use of Elderly Emergency Alert Systems as Seniors Become the Dominant Demographic Group Through 2060


Brewster, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2014 -- As seniors are living longer and collectively leading a more active, independent lifestyle than at any time in America’s history, First Response, a leading national provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS) for independent seniors and health care providers, has released a timely study that forecasts a significant increase in the use of an elderly emergency alert system, medical lifestyle products, and home health care services for Americans aged 65 and over.

According to the First Response white paper, by the year 2030, the percentage of Americans over the age of 65 will surpass the percentage of children under the age of 15, according to PEW Research. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that seniors aged 65 plus will double in size over the next 25 years. The First Response study also observes that due to better health and medical care (public and private services), these seniors are able to stay in their homes longer as opposed to entering traditional assisted living or some level of monitored institutional care.

Greg Ribaudo, General Manager of First Response, states “These growth trends are unprecedented and should serve as a present-day warning to America that the impending needs of our seniors for comprehensive health care services, quality medical treatment, and state-of-the-art medical products and medical monitoring technologies has never been more important or critical.”

Due in part to the company’s own findings, First Response is positioned to provide seniors nationwide with the latest in emergency medical alert systems and 24/7 emergency monitoring services for the home as well as travel. Incorporating new technologies for the 21st century, First Response has recently introduced to the consumer market a GPS MobileCare system that serves as a complete emergency medical monitoring and alarm service featuring a discrete, wearable device to provide accurate GPS tracking and locating (at the touch of a button), an advanced fall detection multi-sensor application, and supported by two-way voice activated hands free communication. Seniors now have the freedom and peace-of-mind to go anywhere knowing that emergency medical assistance is only minutes away.

For independent and home-based seniors, First Response is currently investing its resources in the future needs of this ever-expanding demographic group by offering the latest home medical alert systems for elderly users with a landline connection or alternative cellular service (where a landline is not used). Latest generation technology is now being applied for these more traditional systems including fully waterproofed help alert buttons, wider extended range system signal coverage, longer console back-up battery life (for use during power outages), and more lightweight, durable materials for all system devices.

As a result of growing population trends within the senior demographic nationwide starting now, First Response has fortified its national emergency monitoring services by providing bi-lingual live operators to its emergency center staff for more widespread availability of its services throughout the United States. As with all First Response emergency medical systems, live certified EMS operators are available 24/7 to contact local emergency medical responders on the user’s behalf, simply by the touch of a button.

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To maintain the independence, mobility and safety of a senior adult or loved one, please contact the company to learn more on how a personal medical alert system can save a life. First Response is a national provider of affordable medical alarm systems and emergency monitoring services, medical equipment and independent living products, and fall prevention education programs. For more information and discount price plans, please visit or call Toll-Free Live Customer Service at (866)930-1130.