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Are Medical Alert Systems Worth The Money?

The statistics are staggering: one in three people aged 65 or older fall each year, causing injuries which require immediate assistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of those who fall, two-thirds are at greater risk for falling a subsequent time within six months of the original incident.

Broken bones and head trauma are common results of a fall, and require immediate attention. For someone living alone, the ability to call for help without having to first reach a telephone can be a life-saving option. For those people, a medical alert system is worth its weight in gold.

So what is a medical alert system and how does it work?

The first medical alert system was created in the early 1950s. Thanks, in part, to advancements in technology over the last 60 years, the systems have shown great improvement and offer more "bells and whistles" than ever before.

Medical alert systems may differ in some respects, but they all work in the same general fashion. When activated – usually by pushing a button on a device you are wearing or through a voice-activated system – they send a signal to a base unit located in your home, which then contacts the device's monitoring center. It is the job of the people who operate the monitoring center to assess the medical situation, then to call in the appropriate personnel to handle it. If a client requires medical attention, a 911 call will be placed on their behalf and the proper authorities will be dispatched to the scene. Some medical alert systems also will contact a designated friend or family member in the event of an emergency.

Some home alarm companies also are getting into the mix, offering their own versions of a medical alert system in conjunction with their home alarm services, or as a stand-alone service. They can offer package deals to customers who choose a home security system and a medical alert system. Keep in mind that with most companies, there is additional cost for the equipment and its installation.

When it's time for your elders to get a medical alert device

We try to be gentle with our elders. Learn from them, listen to the older and sometimes wiser ways. But sometimes those people who have taught you so much, need you and they may also need technology. For people schooled in old ways, bring a medical alert ...

Published:  Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:21:00 GMT



Research report explores the global medical alert systems market

Medical Alert Systems are the devices that are used to summon assistance by healthcare personnel or individuals in time of emergency, through a panic button in the form of a pendant or a wristband worn by the user. - Agency -. These devices include ...

Published:  Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:46:00 GMT



Modern Living with kathy ireland® Took A Closer Look At Elegant Medical Alert's Fashionable Medical ID Jewelry

LOS ANGELES - October 17, 2017 - Modern Living with kathy ireland® announces an exclusive feature story about Elegant Medical Alert, a company that provides adults and children with an alternative to traditional medical ID jewelry. Dr. Yvette Vogel ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:47:00 GMT



What Should Be on Your Diabetes Medical ID

National health organizations such as the American Diabetes Association recommend wearing medical alert jewelry. Medical IDs are there to alert emergency responders and health professionals that you have diabetes. This helps ensure that you receive ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:54:00 GMT



Alert: China Issues New Policy for Drug and Medical Device Approvals

On October 8, 2017, the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of China's State Council jointly issued Opinions of the State Council on Promulgating the Reform of Review and Approval System for Drugs and Medical Devices to ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:34:00 GMT



Health Department issues Syphilis Alert for Lubbock County

The alert asks for physicians and other medical providers in the community to screen those at risk to prevent the further spread of the disease. Syphilis is a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) that can cause long-term complications if not treated correctly.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:45:00 GMT



Pa. approves first medical marijuana grower

Cresco Yeltrah also is set to open dispensaries in Butler and Pittsburgh. Last month, Cresco announced it was investing in a $500,000 awareness campaign to alert patients, doctors and nurses that the medical marijuana program would be launching soon.

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:37:00 GMT



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