There are many medical alert companies out there and it can be daunting to know which one is the best for you. In many cases, there are similarities between the service being offered but there are also some vast differences. We want to share with you what LifeFone subscribers tells us about why they chose LifeFone.
Medical Alert System
Not sure if you’ve heard but, there are two new apps on the block – LifeFone’s mobile personal security aka mPERS apps – that can come in handy for any college student. Mobile Alert™ and Family Guard™ by LifeFone pack serious power – the power of a 24/7 professionally monitored response center.
Each month our customer service agents field questions from our subscribers. Below you’ll find the most frequently asked questions and our answers. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, we invite you to call us as we want you to make the very best use of your medical alert system.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a joint complaint with the Florida Attorney General’s Office charging a New York-based operation known as Lifewatch with using blatantly illegal and deceptive robocalls to trick older consumers throughout the United States and Canada into signing up for medical alert systems with monthly monitoring fees ranging from $29.95 to $39.95.
When you hear the words, medical alert system, you might instantly think about your parents, grandparents, elderly aunt or uncle. Typically these systems have been promoted as a service that helps an elderly person in the event they have a medical emergency. While this is indeed a very logical and appropriate assumption, you may be surprised about some of the other situations in which these systems are useful!
It’s common to believe that as we age we will still be able to live a normal, healthy and active lifestyle; the problem arises when we take for granted our health and stability. Deciding upon the right time to purchase a medical alarm system can be challenging when living independently has been the norm for so long. LifeFone provides a few signs to help you determine if it is the proper time to consider a medical alert device for your aging loved one.
Aging in place is something you will hear, in many iterations, when you’re talking with your aging parents. They will not want to move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, and chances are you do not blame them, but what does that mean for them and you as they age and you begin to worry whether they are healthy enough to live alone?
For individuals that live alone, security is a pressing concern. What happens in case you're home alone and fall, or have some other medicinal crisis? Suppose that there's nobody with you to call for help and worse, if you live alone, how long might it be before someone realizes you have fallen or injured yourself? These aren’t positive things to ponder but they are realistic.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, coronary illness was the greatest reason for death in those over age 65. At the point when a crisis happens, early intervention enhances the possibilities of a full recovery. Indeed, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute brings up the importance of prompt medication for a heart attack, stressing that survival rates are enhanced if action is taken immediately.