Next Avenue: Can a drone save your life? Possibly

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the Strengthening Rural Health Care For Older Adults Special Report.

Remoteness is what makes family worry about us. It’s true at any age — from a daughter who sets off on a weekend hike into the deep woods to a couple who chooses to age in place in the country with only deer, songbirds and cicadas to keep them company.

But what happens when disaster strikes? According to a recent analysis of over 1.8 million 911 calls, callers in rural areas wait twice as long for an ambulance (on average) than elsewhere.

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