Whether you are an elderly person living alone, a care giver, or a concerned loved one, you need to understand that personal medical alert systems can save a life. Basically, these devices are an alert system that takes the form of a button, that when pressed, will activate a medical alert signal to send help to a person immediately. This electronic device can be worn around the neck or worn on your wrist like a watch. No matter where a person is, if they get into trouble and are out of reach of a phone, the button can be pressed and help is on the way.
Too often in our society, an elderly person living alone (or simply left alone for a few hours) can experience an emergency need for help. Maybe they will suffer from a fall, creating an injury that prevents him or her from getting up and getting to the phone to call 911. Or, perhaps chest pains from a heart attack, dizziness, numbness will strike and prevent the person from getting to a phone for help. The list of situations that can incapacitate a person is a long one, and using a personal medical alert system can save a life by providing an easy way to call for help.
These devices are also important for caregivers. With the peace of mind a medical alert device provides, a caregiver can step out of the home to go to the store or run other such errands and be assured that if the individual at home gets into trouble and needs help, it will be only the push of a button away. Older people who live alone can maintain their independence by using this type of device instead of being forced to live with others for their own protection.
Keep in mind that these devices are not just for the elderly, but can be used by anyone at any age that might be in a situation where they need assistance but have no way to call for help. The system works at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The device not only sends a signal to your alert system provider, but will also activate a speaker system in which an operator will attempt to communicate with you. If you do not respond to the operator, help will be sent. These operators are trained for medical emergencies and will contact the proper emergency personnel in your area.
If these medical alert devices sound like they might be useful for you, a friend, or a family member, contact us today to learn more! The peace of mind that our medical alert systems can provide is simply unparalleled.