There have been hundreds of medical alert systems reviews posted on the Internet and published in magazines, and they all use various criteria to rate the quality of medical alert systems. The reviews often have several things in common that they all look for, including the quality of the monitoring center, the cost of service, the length of a service contract, and the quality of the equipment used. At LifeFone, we are in the top ranks for all of these criteria, making us a leader in the medical alarms industry.
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A reliable medical alert system installed in the home of a loved one can make an incredible difference in their lives. In fact, it can be the difference between life and death for many of today's seniors.
If you have an elderly family member who lives alone, you might rightly be concerned about them more so than usual: you're not right there in case anything happens to them, and anything could vary from a burglar breaking into their house, to them falling and not being able to get up, to them injuring themselves and they can't get to the first aid kit for whatever reason.
In 1996, the New England Journal of Medicine conducted a study in San Francisco. They conducted a population-based study of patients who were found in their homes either helpless or dead. Over 12 weeks, paramedics employed by the city of San Francisco identified 387 such events involving 367 persons.
Most consumers don't realize that all emergency medical alert systems aren't Underwriters Laboratories certified. Most consumers also don't realize that a medical alert system is as easy as a medical alert necklace that can alert an Emergency Response Center. With an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification, customers know their medical alert necklace is trustworthy and dependable.