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Convincing An Elderly Parent They Need A Medical Alert System

One of the hardest things about growing older is admitting that things may not come as easily to you as they once did.

While desiring to maintain one's independence is understandable, adult children of aging parents experience the daily stress that comes with worrying about their parents' safety.

Data released by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that people over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer from falls than their younger counterparts. One in every three people aged 65 or older will fall this year. Another two-thirds of those will suffer from a second fall within six months of the initial occurrence.

Falls, especially in older people who may have weaker bones and joints, can cause significant injury. Therefore, anyone in this age group particularly those who live alone should consider purchasing a medical alert system.

Medical alert bracelets and home emergency response systems have existed in some form or another since the early 1950s. As technology improves, so do the offerings for such systems, expanding the ways in which these devices can be used, as well as the response time by medical personnel when they are activated.

There are many emergency alert systems on the market today, and it can be confusing as to which is the best option for your individual needs. All of the ads and promotions found when a website search is conducted for emergency alert systems can be enough to leave a person's head spinning for hours. So what is available and how do these systems work?

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 an alert 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.

Even for adult children who live nearby, it is difficult to monitor aging parents every minute of the day. The effectiveness of medical alert systems makes them a number-one choice for adult children of aging parents, when their parents insist on remaining at home. But getting elderly parents to agree to use one can be a difficult task.

Beginning the conversation early can help to make the transition easier when the time comes. Long before your parents need a medical alert system, discuss with them how one works and the benefits to possessing one. By discussing it when the need is not an immediate one, it will seem less about pressuring one's parents into something they do not want, and more about planning for the future.

If you find yourself in the situation where the need is immediate, then getting elderly loved ones to agree to a medical alert system can be a little trickier. In this instance, a good old case of reverse psychology can be all that is needed to get them to agree to use a medical alert system. Gently encouraging elderly loved ones to use such a device rather than all-out insisting on it is a more effective way to accomplish your intended goal.

Sadly, there also are instances where nothing an adult child says or does will convince an elderly parent that it would be in their best interest to have one of these devices. For some people, it takes the unfortunate experience of having an accident to make them realize that a medical alert system isn't such a bad idea after all.

Research delivers insight into the clinical alert and notification system market

North America region holds a large market share in clinical alert and notification system market and is projected to grow at a substantial rate due to presence of healthcare enterprises adopting notification systems. Europe region is expected to show a ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:28:00 GMT

Medical Care Alert Earns 6th Consecutive Angie's List Award

NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) - For the 6th year in a row, Medical Care Alert has received the Angie's List Super Service Award for outstanding customer service. This 2018 award follows Medical Care Alert's recent back-to ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:14:00 GMT

Medical services on alert for PSL final

KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Tuesday said that a three-day medical emergency will be observed in seven city hospitals from March 24-26 so that any untoward situation could be effectively handled during the PSL final being played at the National Stadium.

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:37:00 GMT

Global and Chinese Medical Alert System Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

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Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:19:00 GMT

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Published:  Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:25:00 GMT

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The warning comes from the New Jersey Department of Health that says that people passing through Terminal B or Terminal C in Newark between 2:45 PM and 9:00 PM need to seek medical help if they develop any symptom of measles. The risk of spread is higher ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:30:00 GMT

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