Protecting your loved ones with medical alerts
A medical alert device, also
referred to as medical alert systems, is essentially a tiny personal
emergency medical alert pendant or bracelet that is monitored 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. When subscribed to, a medical alert service
provides extra protection for seniors or home bound individuals with
A medical alert device is a
small wireless alert that can be worn as either a medical alert necklace
or medical alert bracelet. Small and compact, it is easy to use as well
as water proof, so there is no need to ever take it off.
There are many benefits to
subscribing to a medical alert system. Seniors that are in ill health,
weakened state or just coming out of surgery can benefit. These
subscriptions can be used either for long term care or short term
contracts. Medical alert devices provide independence when it matters
the most without sacrificing safety.
How a personal medical alert system works:
When the subscriber wearing the medical alert device presses the
emergency button, either on the medical alert pendant or on the base
control panel, it alerts the call center through the telephone line.
A live operator assesses the
situation and makes the appropriate call according to the contact list
that was made while subscribing to the service. With live radio
response, it enables the operator to interact with the subscriber.
During an emergency, help is immediately contacted. Since all of this is
done wireless through an existing telephone line, there is no need for
extra wiring of the home or extra charges for telephone service.
The base system can be set
up anywhere in the home. Medical alert systems provide utmost
flexibility. No matter where you are in your home you are protected. In
the event that an actual emergency is taking place, you can either
contact the company’s response center or the list of numbers provided or
can dial 911 immediately.
Medical alert systems include
certain basic features, including two-way communication between you and
the emergency response center. Along with 24 hour access and 30 second
response time, they provide additional add-on subscription services such
as; medication reminders, meal reminders, health check reminders, wake
up calls, and many more features that provide extra security. Medical
alert systems can be set up to do daily wellness checks, to ensure that
your loved one is safe and healthy at all times.
Some private insurance
companies will even reimburse the cost of these emergency medical alert
systems. Check with you insurance company since all companies are
different and require pre-certification.
Medical alert devices have
come along way over the years. You can count on a progressive future for
the safety of seniors. Senior medical alerts are all about convenience,
independence, and safety. You can rest assured that these amazing
little medical alert devices are doing all they can to protect our loved
ones when you are not available. It could save someone you love during a