Many seniors live independently without grown children nearby to assist them when they have a medical emergency. These individuals can benefit the most from a medical alert system.
Know Techie’s recent article entitled “Should every senior citizen own a medical alert system?” gives us some reasons why every senior citizen should have an alert system.
A medical alert system is a simple device that monitors a person’s home and sends an electronic signal if the emergency button is pressed. At the call center, a medical professional responds to the call. If the person can’t talk, help is sent immediately.
Alert System Features. An alert system for seniors should have the following features:
- Ease of use
- It should be comfortable to wear and water-resistant
- Have a long-lasting battery and GPS
- 24/7 live assistance; and
- Automatic fall detection.
It is also essential to look at the alert’s attractiveness because some elderly fear the stigma associated with the medical alert system. If cost is a concern, some of the systems are covered by Medicare plans. They do not require the wearer to be “Tech Savy.” Some of the plans allow a 30 day trial period so you can decide if the system is right for your lifestyle.
Promotes Peace of Mind. A caregiver and a family member will have peace of mind. If anything happens, they will have access to immediate assistance. The medical alert system can improve a senior’s quality of life. If there is an emergency a family member or trusted friend will be notified.
Emergency Help. Every minute matters in an emergency. A medical alert system will ensure that the seniors can access medical help right away. Every call center has experienced health experts to handle any situation.
If you don’t have a caregiver, the thought of having continuous monitoring can give you peace of mind.
Reference: Know Techie (Dec. 11, 2021) 30