For many of us, independent living aids are a necessary set of tools to help us live by ourselves. While independent living affords some benefits, the major drawback is that if an accident occurs, we are the only ones able to help ourselves. With these aids you can quickly call for help. Most of these items you wear around your neck to have on your person at all times. If a fall or some other injury occurs, you simply press a button, which will alert nearby emergency response units.