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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.

Study: Nearly three-quarters of commonly used medical scopes tainted by bacteria

(EDITORS: STORY CAN END HERE) The Joint Commission, which accredits many U.S. hospitals and surgery centers, issued a safety alert last year about disinfection and sterilization of medical devices in response to a growing rate of noncompliance. In 2016 ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:35:00 GMT



Medical Office Demand Drives Transwestern Expansion in Atlanta

"We are seeing an uptick in the overall Southeast medical office market as both population growth and positive economics converge," says Bruce Ford, Transwestern southeast president. Don't forget you can visit MyAlerts to manage your alerts at any tim

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:33:00 GMT



Silver Alert Issued For Elderly Woman Missing From Citrus Heights

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 75-year-old female ... According to CHP Officer Damian Cistaro, Polvado suffers from a medical condition. Polvado may be driving a 1998 Gold Mercedes-Benz C230 with a California license ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:33:00 GMT



Robbery in downtown Columbia prompts MU Alert

UPDATE: According to a second MU Alert, investigators discovered the robbery occurred in downtown Columbia. The victim contacted the police from the medical clinic. The Columbia Police Department is currently investigating. ORIGINAL: Police are responding ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:58:00 GMT



SCAM ALERT: Callers Posing As September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

They are asking for information ranging from Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, and bank account numbers, to medical histories and proof of whether a person worked in the 9/11 exposure zone. VCF released the following statement warning people of ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:24:00 GMT



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