Compassion in Action: National Family Caregivers Month Shows Rewards/Strains of Caring

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 04, 2010 - Huntsville, AL - Caring for an elderly loved one takes its toll - as more and more families across the nation are learning. More than 50 million people in the U.S., one in five adults, provide care for an elderly family member or friend during the year.

    The National Family Caregivers Association reports the typical caregiver is a middle aged daughter caring for an elderly parent or grandparent while juggling a family and a job as well.
    Consider:
    Family caregivers provide the majority of long-term care services in the U.S.
    80% of caregivers report emotional strain.
    60% of caregivers report financial strain and miss work to care for a loved one.
    American businesses lose $34 billion each year due to employees caring for loved ones.

    Now Halo Monitoring, maker of myHalo, the most advanced fall detection system available, celebrates November as National Family Caregivers Month by helping families care for elderly loved ones who choose to live at home where it's comfortable, familiar and affordable. By providing the capability of summoning emergency response without the need to push a button, if help is needed, myHalo provides unparalleled safety, security and peace of mind for seniors and their caregivers.

    "We honor the love and compassion that caregivers provide," says Chris Otto, CEO of Halo Monitoring. "But the caregiver must also be cared for, and while families do all they can to protect their elderly loved ones, myHalo is there to provide additional security and peace of mind."

    The advanced myHalo system is the first wearable medical alarm that sends an automatic alert- no need to push a button-in the event of a fall. While most medical alarms only react to an emergency, myHalo is the first system of its kind to monitor the user's health and physical activity 24/7. Through the use of a private, secure website, the system provides the ability for designated persons and family to "look-in" on an elderly loved one for peace of mind without invading their personal privacy.

    This National Caregivers Month, Halo Monitoring is saying thank you to caregivers through an online search for a Halo Hero; a tribute to the "Hero Caregiver" who would appreciate and deserves a myHalo device for their loved one, or a "Hero Senior" who would appreciate and deserves a myHalo system for themselves.

    How to Enter
    The search runs through November 17. To enter, registrants must complete a brief entry form about either a Hero Caregiver or a Hero Senior.
    Complete directions, entry forms, and rules and regulations are available on the Halo Monitoring website, www.halomonitoring.com.

    What you'll win
    Winners will be selected at the end of the contest and a total of 20 myHalo medical alert systems and one year of free monitoring will be awarded to the winners.

    For more information about Halo Monitoring of the Halo Hero tribute please visit: http://www.halomonitoring.com/

    About Halo Monitoring
    Halo Monitoring's products assure security for seniors and peace of mind for their caregivers. The advanced myHalo system is the first medical alert- no need to push a button- in the event of a fall. While most medical alarms are only able to react to an emergency, myHalo is the first system of its kind to provide 24/7 activity and health monitoring. Seniors get proactive care when they need it, while remaining independent.
    Website: http://www.halomonitoring.com

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