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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.

Medical alert devices meant to get help fast can leave victim waiting

Seconds count in an emergency, but a News4 I-Team investigation exposed how medical alert devices meant to get you help fast could actually keep you waiting. Rita Sue Amacker has plenty of help ...

Published:  Thu, 16 May 2019 21:35:00 GMT



Medical center didn't alert police about woman charged in pregnant 19-year-old's death, despite no signs of giving birth

Clarisa Figueroa arrived with a newborn belonging to the 19-year-old she's accused of killing, despite showing no signs of having just given birth. ...

Published:  Mon, 20 May 2019 13:05:00 GMT



Medical Mutts Helps Owner Train Her Own Seizure Alert Dog and Get Her Life Back

Indianapolis, IN, May 21, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Dublin is a very special basset hound. This unusual service dog never misses a seizure and alerts Olivia so that she can prepare and get to a safe place. ...

Published:  Tue, 21 May 2019 00:04:00 GMT



Why you may no longer see those "medical alert' TV ads from lawyers

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Published:  Thu, 16 May 2019 13:07:00 GMT



Zebra Medical AI tool helps diagnose pneumothorax quicker

The FDA 510(k) clearance is for HealthPNX, an AI alert developed by Zebra Medical Vision for pneumothorax. The FDA action clears the use of the tool for urgent findings of the condition, offering the ...

Published:  Tue, 21 May 2019 12:53:00 GMT



UPDATE: Children from South Bend Silver Alert are safe

When the Silver Alert was initially released ... The girls were last seen Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. and are believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. Adam Paul Rushing is ...

Published:  Tue, 21 May 2019 18:14:00 GMT



Motorcyclist, injured in Orange crash, flown to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

The victim was taken by ambulance to Orange Municipal Airport and then airlifted by Life Star to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for treatment. The victim was conscious and alert, according ...

Published:  Tue, 21 May 2019 05:04:00 GMT



Zebra Medical Vision lands FDA approval for AI pneumothorax alert product

Zebra Medical Vision, an Israeli medical imaging analytics company, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a product called HealthPNX, which provides an AI alert for pneumothorax based on chest X ...

Published:  Tue, 14 May 2019 15:39:00 GMT



Responds: Massachusetts Medical Spa Gives Customers Refund Runaround

The BBB gives LaDermique a D-rating and has posted an alert on its website stating that the business ... out to LaDermiquee about Wilkinson and O'Connor's complaints. The medical spa said it would not ...

Published:  Wed, 22 May 2019 03:19:00 GMT



SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Ra Medical Systems, Inc. - RMED

NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Ra Medical Systems, Inc. ("Ra Medical" or the "Company" ) (NYSE: RMED). Such investors are ...

Published:  Tue, 21 May 2019 16:29:00 GMT



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