Medical alert systems are, at the most basic, a personal 9-1-1 device for the elderly. These devices are monitored by trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; because of that they provide peace of mind to all members of the family and caregivers.
If you have a loved one, who is either elderly, disabled, or otherwise medically compromised, a home medical alert system can be a literal lifesaver.
These personal medical alert devices are typically worn around the neck as a pendant or around the arm as a bracelet. They are also waterproof so you don’t have to be concerned that your loved one might suffer a slip or fall while in a bathtub or shower and unable to seek help. Providing your elderly loved ones with a medical alert device can make it possible for them to continue to live independently in their own homes with the family not having to fear for their safety.
The set up of a home medical alert system is almost as simple as unpacking the box, putting on the pendant and plugging the device into a telephone jack and an electrical outlet. It’s best to find a central location in the house to place the device and then test it out to make certain the pendant will activate the monitor and that the call monitoring center professionals respond. LifeFone recommends testing the units at least monthly to make certain they are operational.
In the event of an emergency, the individual wearing the pendant simply presses the button and that sets into motion a chain of events to help assure they have access to medical care. The pendant interacts with the medical alert console which then contacts the provider’s round-the-clock response center. The trained responders will attempt conversation with the individual who pressed the call button, if no response is received, the trained care agents follow the protocol set forth by the subscriber and his/her family. These emergency care instructions will tell LifeFone if you want emergency medical responders called automatically or if there is another set of instructions you would like us to follow.
Having the ability for a two way conversation between the individual wearing the pendant and the emergency response provider helps to facilitate and coordinate medical teams and necessary care. In the event a husband and wife both need the benefit of a medical alert device, LifeFone will cover each of them at no additional monitoring cost; they must simply purchase a second pendant.
Home medical alert systems are much more than a convenience item, they allow the elderly individuals under your care the ability to live independently and provide peace of mind. Medical alert devices provide a feeling of security as well as providing a lifeline to your loved one in the event of a medical emergency.