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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 Care Alert discusses company growth

PERS seems to have come up quite a bit this month. I spoke with Affiliated about its upcoming Catalyst conference and COPS Monitoring about its approach to mPERS. I also spoke with Bryan Stapp, president of Medical Care Alert, a PERS dealer based in ...

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

New report examines the medical alert systems industry global market trends to 2023

Medical Alert Systems Market report provides leading vendors in the Market is included based on profile, business performance, sales. Vendors mentioned as Philips Lifeline, ADT, Tunstall, Greatcall, Alert-1, Connect America, Bay Alarm Medical, Life Alert ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:52:00 GMT

Measles Alert Issued After 2 Passengers Arrive in Michigan and New Jersey Airports with Virus

Dr. Jennifer Lighter Fisher, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at NYU Langone Medical Center, previously explained to PEOPLE that measles is "most contagious through airborne transmission." "Measles is a virus that is transmitted in the air ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:17:08 GMT

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ... call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department. Special arrangements can be made for evaluation, while also ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:26:00 GMT

Measles Alert: Detroit Metropolitan Airport Travelers At Risk Of Exposure To Contagious Infection

Adults and children showing signs of the disease should seek immediate medical attention before suffering from serious complications, including hospitalization, pneumonia, and death. This public health alert has been issued March 14 by the Michigan ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:31:00 GMT

Man Charged With Killing Wife in Markham Then Taking Kids, Prompting Amber Alert

Roby was shot in the back and pronounced dead a short time later at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn ... Illinois State Police issued an Amber Alert for the kids Wednesday night after they were reported missing by Markham police. The alert was canceled ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:25:00 GMT

Research Article Globally Connected on Medical Alert Systems: Market Synopsis and Highlights and Forecast- 2025

The new Medical Alert Systems Industry Report has been published today. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of medical device Industries. Market Definition: Medical alert systems (MAS), also referred to as personal emergency response system (PERS ...

Published:  Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:15:00 GMT

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