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Medical Alert Systems and Their Benefits

by Charlie Kimball · 0 comments

The Many Benefits of a Medical Alert System

Medical alert systems have been around for years, to the point where everyone is familiar with them. It’s a simple concept: press a button on a bracelet or a pendant and get immediate contact with someone who can send help. While the device is a good idea for seniors, it can be extremely useful for anyone who has a condition that needs immediate medical attention at times when cell phones are a just no feasible to use.

Who Needs these Medical Alert Systems?

The typical picture of someone benefiting from a medical alert system is usually a senior citizen, living alone, who has suffered a fall or a heart attack. While these systems are perfect for someone under those conditions, these are far from the only situations where having help just a button press away can be useful.

There are many emergencies that can come on suddenly, with no time to grab a phone, with no one around tsenior-citizeno help. Those with heart conditions or who suffer from epilepsy could also use an emergency alert system, no matter what their age. People who are in recovery from major surgery who may not always have a family member or a medical professional available at all times can be in contact with help only moments away.

Anyone who wants to maintain his or her independence, regardless of medical challenges, is a primary candidate for medical alert systems.

An Emergency Alert System for All Places

It’s often repeated that most accidents happen at home, but it’s only the truth. A slip in the bathroom or a fall down a flight of stairs can be catastrophic. But what about outside the house? A fall out in the garden can be just as dangerous. There are emergency alert systems for that, as well.

Depending upon an individual’s needs, a system can cover the home, but it can also be expanded to cover the yard, or even grant nationwide coverage. Allowing help to come even when nowhere near a cell phone or a cell tower. Thanks to GPS technology, no matter where anyone goes in the United States, whether out fishing or at the mall or hiking a trail, the press of a button can contact the voice of a trained professional who can call help to the exact location, then stay on the line until that help arrives.

New technology even allows for automatic fall detection built into the pendant – while this technology has been around in the form of a simple “man-down” sensor, recent developments have created a more reliable pendant which generates fewer false alarms.

A Personal Emergency Response System for Personal Needs

When a medical alert device is issued,  it is attached to the personal medical profile of the one wearing it. The person on the other end will know the person who calls by name, and be aware of any pertinent medical conditions so they can inform medical professionals how to best prepare.

Along with the medical profile, the user, along with the user’s family, can establish protocols for what to do if the button is pressed when the one who pressed it is unable to respond verbally.  Allowing a medical team to arrive pre-warned can often make all the difference.

The simple fact is that medical alert systems can save lives, either your own or that of a loved one.  Call us today for more information and see for yourself.

 

Article by Charlie Kimball

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