I think we all got a bit of a chuckle when we first saw the “I’m falling and I can’t get up” ads on TV years ago. When we’re young and healthy we don’t realize how common of a problem that is with the elderly. Yes, their legs can just give out at any time. My father who is a robust and healthy man of 82 years fell down three times in two weeks earlier this year. At that point, I realized the importance of having a medical alert system in place. Fortunately, my mother was there to call an ambulance, but what if she wasn’t?
Look, people have lived without medical alerts systems for thousands of years up until the recent past. They simply dealt with the consequences as best as they could, which most likely wasn’t good enough to save a life. But now we have the means to have a real shot in saving a loved one in distress.
Medical alert systems aren’t just for the elderly, although that would be their most common use. It’s really for anyone who could potentially face an emergency situation, who may be too incapacitated to make an emergency phone call. These are just a few examples:
- The elderly
- Disabled persons
- Children who may be home alone for extended periods of time
- People who have illnesses that may require assistance
- Anyone who just wants the comfort in knowing that help is the push of a button away
Medical alert systems are very basic and easy to use. You’re loved one simply wear’s a transmitter that can be worn on the neck, wrist or belt. In an emergency, they press a button that sends a signal to the emergency monitoring station. It’s manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you will always have someone who will respond. At that point, one of the monitoring agents will try to make contact through a digital communicator installed in the family member’s home. If they don’t receive a reply, then a call is made to EMS to send help immediately.
All in all, medical alert systems are a simple and efficient way to gain piece of mind. Give Advanced Tech a call at 1 (800) 689-3434 or (506) 472-1800 for a no obligation quote or just to ask questions.