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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 declared for 31-year-old Cicero man

He was last seen around 6 p.m. and is believed to be in extreme danger and may need medical assistance, according to the alert. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Henson is asked to contact ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jul 2019 05:27:00 GMT



Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93

Andrew Dibner, a psychologist who created a new segment in the health care industry when he invented a medical alert system that let elderly and disabled people call for help when they cannot reach a ...

Published:  Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:47:00 GMT



How Well Does Your Parent's Medical Alert Device Really Work?

Most of us think of medical alert devices as a lifeline for seniors living alone - and the market for Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) is projected to top $3 billion next year. However, an ...

Published:  Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:39:00 GMT



SILVER ALERT: Police searching for missing Cicero man

A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared. The Cicero Police Department ... He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. If you have any information on Jimeric Jon ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jul 2019 01:16:00 GMT



Silver Alert issued for missing Cicero man

The Indiana State Police issued the emergency alert at approximately 3:30 a.m Sunday, July 21, 2019. Police say Henson is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jul 2019 02:31:00 GMT



Weather Alert: 110° Heat Index Then 30% Chance of Storms

A hiker was flown to a hospital via Medevac on Saturday from Great Falls after suffering a heat-related medical emergency, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. Storm Team4 has this advice for ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jul 2019 04:47:00 GMT



Mom Invents Personalized Seat Belt Covers To Alert EMTs To Passengers' Medical Conditions

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Published:  Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:24:00 GMT



Nemacolin Employee Injured In Bear Attack "Stable And Alert'

They were airlifted to a Morgantown hospital and Nemacolin is describing the employee as "alert and stable ... on ensuring they receive the finest medical attention and counseling ...

Published:  Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:44:00 GMT



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