Many seniors live on their own without grown children nearby to assist them when they have a medical emergency. These individuals can really 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 one.
A medical alert system is a simple device that monitors a person in their 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.
Alert System Features. A 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 important to look at the alert’s attractiveness because some elderly fear the stigma associated with the medical alert system.
Promotes Peace of Mind. A caregiver and/or a family member will have peace of mind. If anything happens, they will have access to immediate assistance. This can improve a senior’s quality of life.
Emergency Help. Every minute matters in an emergency. An 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