Ok, that clears the air. The App we're talking about that everyone (young, old, middle-aged) should have on their smart phone is called ManDown. (Read more on their website at www.ManDown.com) Their website says it was developed by firefighters, which makes sense when you learn what it does. Once activated, the App monitors the phone's movement. If the phone does not move after the initial alarm, it plays a sound after 30 seconds. Then, if the phone is not moved for another 30 seconds, it goes into Full Alarm mode. In Full Alarm mode the phone emits a loud signal and at the same time sends a text and email message to recipients you set. The messages also contain the GPS location of the phone.
We bought the ManDown app in the Apple App store (it is also available on Android phones) and tested it. It worked exactly as described and at a $1.99 one-time charge, it was well worth the price.
So if you care for an older person, if you have kids and want to know where they are, or if you are concerned for your own safety, get this app, install it on your phone, personalize it with your own contact information, and breathe a little easier.
Take Care and Stay Healthy,
Founder, The Senior Sage