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Condo and Apartment Living – Why You May Want To Skip The View

Condo and Apartment Living – Why You May Want To Skip The View

By Susan Williams

Are you thinking about moving to a condominium or apartment? If you are, you might want to think about skipping the view and choosing a floor closer to the ground.

Some research has discovered that the higher up you live in a high rise building the less chance you have to survive a cardiac arrest. After studying 8,000 cardiac arrest situations over five years they discovered some surprising results;

  • The higher up someone lived in a high rise building the lower the survival rate was – specifically the survival rates declined as the floors got higher
  • Barriers to the getting to the individual also proved to be an issue for first responders. Inability to access the building, waiting for elevators, trying to navigate to the required location once on the floor and older buildings not able to accommodate stretchers all were challenges

As well, you may also want to consider that in case of an emergency and you are unable to use the elevators, you will need to be able to walk down the stairs. So as you age, you may want to think about whether if living on a higher floor this could potentially be an issue.

Find out more information about this research in the following Global News update;

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.