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Is It Time to Get a Medical Alert System?

A medical alert system includes equipment that is worn around the neck or wrist and when pushed will send a signal to a monitoring operator. The specialist will communicate to the customer and send help if needed. These systems are great as they give families peace of mind that help will come when needed. Similarly they provide options to seniors who wish to continue living independently.

If you're debating whether it's time to get a medical alert system for yourself or a loved one consider the following:

  • Is it hard to get around? Do physical impairments exist, such as problems hearing, seeing or walking?
  • Do they struggle with balance? Have they fallen in the last twelve months? Do they use a walker or cane to get around?
  • How often are you person alone? For several hours a day or longer? Would someone be there if you fell down and couldn't get back on your feet?
  • Do major medical problems exist? If so, have you been in the hospital in the last six to twelve months? Do your conditions include the heart or lungs?
  • Do they worry about safety and what would happen if a medical emergency came up? What about if intruders entered the home - what would you do?
  • Despite medical issues do you desire to continue living at home?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions it may be time to investigate the installation of a medical alert system. Medical alert systems allow seniors and those with major medical concerns to continue to live at home for a longer period of time. Installation is often simple and can be completed by the homeowner or a family member. The equipment is affordable at typically $1 a day and provides the reassurance that should a situation arise emergency services will arrive timely.

Choose a company with a strong reputation and compare and contrast pricing and contracts before making a final decision. Look for equipment that can sense falls and other emergency situations. Also look for a strong warranty program should the equipment stop working.

Overall, a medical alert system is a strong option for those that enjoy their independence but are looking for additional measures of safety should something occur. Mobility issues and medical concerns are often the trigger for someone to install a medical alert system. However, being alone, after losing a spouse, is another time in which many decide they need additional support to feel safe again.

Cox Homelife Care introduces medical alert system designed to support aging adults

It was late at night. Cindy had fallen while walking through her home and was unable to get up, or to reach her phone to call for help. That was the moment that the birthday gift that she didn't want saved her life. Cindy was one of the first people in ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:00:00 GMT



UMd. grad advances medical alert system startup with new tech

There have been many a product over the years aimed at getting help to seniors who suffered a fall. But when Erich Meissner's grandmother had a fall of her own, her device didn't work for her - because she wasn't wearing it, a problem the ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:40:00 GMT



Mom uses medical-alert device to call police on adult son: report

A mother used her medical-alert device to summon police after an alleged attack by her son in the Villages of Parkwood. Police said he was arrested on a charge of battery on a person over the age of 65, according to a police report. A mother used her ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:53:00 GMT



Silver Alert issued for man "ślast seen fleeing' hospital in Mount Airy

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. - A Silver Alert has been issued for a man who was "last seen ... He was last seen wearing blue paper medical scrubs. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds, with green eyes, brown hair, a mustache and glasses.

Published:  Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:07:00 GMT



Silver Alert: Authorities seek man, 70, last seen at Tomah VA Medical Center

MONROE COUNTY - A Silver Alert has been issued for a man, 70, last seen at the Tomah VA Medical Center Tuesday, June 19. Officials said Michael "Mike" Bates is believed to be on foot. He was last seen around 11 a.m. at the Tomah VA, where he lives.

Published:  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:27:00 GMT



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The Department of Homeland Security has issued two more advisories concerning cyber vulnerabilities in certain medical devices, the latest in a series of alerts this year. See Also: DevOps - Security's Big Opportunity The stream of recent advisories is ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Jun 2018 03:21:00 GMT



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Medical Alert System/ Pers Market By Type (Landline PERS, Mobile PERS, Standalone PERS) By End Users (Home - Based Use, Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facilities, Hospices). North America region holds the highest market share in 2017. Asia Pacific market ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:34:00 GMT



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