Only 8% of Consumers 75 and Older Say They Own a Safety/Panic Button, Parks Associates Finds

In U.S. broadband households, only 8% of heads of household 75 or older own a safety/panic button, Parks Associates connected health research reports.

These devices can help a senior receive lifesaving help where and when needed – but only if a senior is using one.

“Almost one-third of heads of household ages 40-64 reported interest in a service that alerts family members if they are in an emergency,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates.

Parks Associates found:

  • For family caregivers, emergency alerts, location tracking, and warnings of dangerous conditions are the top-three home living features.
  • Over 60% of respondents with chronic conditions believe that at least one of the following forms of tools/support could help them better manage their condition: rewards, financial incentives, and health monitoring devices.

Parks Associates will be holding the Connected Health Summit, which will analyze the role of connected health solutions in driving changes in consumer behaviors as well as healthcare systems, insurers, and hospital networks.

The Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will take place August 28-30, 2018, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Find out more at

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