Whether the senior in your life spends most of their time at home, is active in the yard, or loves to travel; there’s a good possibility you worry about their safety. What would happen if they fell? Who would help them if you’re not around? How would you even know they needed you? Thankfully, there are some wonderful products by Medical Alert that provide 24/7 monitoring to keep seniors safe at all times whether at home or on the go.
Which Medical Alert Product is Best for My Loved One?The best Medical Alert product really depends on how active the senior in your life is. There’s an option for those who stay home most of the time, one for those who like to get out and about, and even an extra button that’s programmed specifically to detect falls. Choose which product is best based on your loved one’s health and lifestyle. At Home systems: One that connects via a landline and one that operates on an AT&T cellular network. Both systems include a base with a large HELP button on it as well a small button that can be worn as a neck pendant or wristband. In the landline system, the base plugs into an electrical outlet as well as a phone jack. If your loved one doesn’t have a landline, you’ll choose the cellular option. Once everything is plugged in, your loved one can push a HELP button on the base or their pendant to access two-way communication with emergency responders. Let’s say your mother was heading into the bathroom and slipped on the floor. All she has to do is press the button on her neck pendant to reach a live person who can help. After explaining what has happened, the responder will either dispatch emergency personnel or contact family to let them know she has fallen. The best thing is that the person on the call center will not hang up until they know help has arrived. Cost: At Home Landline system costs $19.95 per month; At Home Cellular costs $29.95 per month. all-in-one device operates on the AT&T cellular network and includes advanced GPS, so you’ll know they’ll be safe even when they’re not home. A pendant worn around the neck contains the emergency button and two-way speaker, allowing emergency responders to answer and send help directly to her location. Cost: On the Go costs $34.95 per month; an extra On the Go pendant can be monitored for $5 extra per month. Fall Detection pendant can be added to any system, bringing peace of mind that if your loved one falls and doesn’t respond, GPS technology can lead emergency personnel straight to them.
Is It Possible to Switch Between Medical Alert Systems?If a Medical Alert customer becomes less mobile or decides they’d like protection away from home, they can switch to a different Medical Alert system that better suits their lifestyle
How Can I Get Involved as a Caregiver in Keeping My Loved One Safe?Knowing your loved one has a Medical Alert pendant can take away a lot of your concern, but you can also find great peace of mind in using the Medical Alert Connect mobile app. After downloading it on your phone, its innovative technology will let you:
- Monitor mom’s location. Feeling uneasy that your mom’s not answering her phone? Since she’s wearing the On-the-Go device with advanced GPS, you can check on her location and go to her if you think she needs help.
- Connect with a Medical Alert help center. If you’re not sure your loved one’s system is working correctly, simply send a message and let them know your concerns.
- Receive immediate notifications. You’ll be able to tell when a HELP button is pushed, and determine whether it’s an emergency or just a test.