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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.

SILVER ALERT: Missing Indiana man may need medical assistance

The Vermillion County Sheriff's Department is investigation the disappearance of Corlin Alexander Yowell, a 22-year-old man from Clinton. Yowell is 6'6'', 300 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. H...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:12:00 GMT

UVM Medical Center issues confusing drill alert to employees

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Confusion and concern Tuesday morning after the UVM Medical Center sent a robocall about a mass casualty incident. It was a drill, but the initial message around 9:11 a.m. didn' ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:53:00 GMT

Alert issued for missing Southern Tier woman with dementia

Fritts may be in need of medical attention ... posted along state highways and interstates in the Rochester area to alert drivers. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cuba Town Police ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 06:47:00 GMT

Moving Average Crossover Alert: Natus Medical (BABY)

Natus Medical Incorporated BABY could be a stock to avoid from a technical perspective, as the firm is seeing unfavorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:27:00 GMT

E-alerts dramatically cut heart attack rate for people hospitalized with A-fib

... of alert-based [computerized decision support] requires an investment in programming and medical informatics infrastructure which may not be available at some medical centers," Piazza said.

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:54:00 GMT

Bob Barker 'awake, alert' after hospital stay

Barker, 94, was transported by ambulance to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles Sunday for severe back pain, the same issue he received medical care for in October. "He's awake, alert and resting com...

Published:  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:36:50 GMT

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds

Reports of pump failure, dosing errors, as well as other possible safety issues have prompted the Agency to issue an alert to make prescribers aware ... opioid withdrawal symptoms or overdose. "While ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Silver Alert issued for missing 74-year-old Mishawaka man

Police issued a Silver Alert for a missing 74-year-old Mishawaka ... He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall, 190 pounds, and he ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:09:00 GMT

Police Issue Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Monday

LIVINGSTON, NY - Police are searching for a missing Craryville man who may need medical attention. James G. Nielsen, 80, has Alzheimer's disease. He was driving a 2008 gray Ford Escape with New ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT

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