You’ve made the final decision on a medical alert system and though it seems like a once-and-done decision, there are many ways you can ensure you are getting the most out of your service.
Medical Alert System
When caregivers are shopping for home medical alert device equipment for their aging parents, one question that will inevitably come up is, “Does insurance cover the cost of my home medical alert system?” The short answer is, “It depends.”
Consider these statistics: There are more than 350,000 house fires in the United States on an annual basis; 2,000 deaths occur from carbon monoxide poisoning; and an additional 10,000 are injured from carbon monoxide in the home. This is not something that anyone typically wants to dwell on, but if you’re a caregiver dealing with parents who want to age in place, keeping them safe in the home is likely top of mind.
One of the chores this time of year is typically to spring clean a house. Spring cleaning tasks are a way for families to connect and spend time together while clearing out the winter doldrums and opening up the windows (literally) to spring and summer. Talk with the seniors in your life and see if they would like help with a spring cleaning weekend. You can wash windows and walls together, clean curtains and perhaps even change from heavier winter curtains to breezier summer ones. Use this time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well.
With so many medical alert providers to choose from, how do you know which will be the best for your needs? You and your family need to sit down and evaluate the reasons you need a medical alert device and then you can begin the research to determine which provider will be the best one and provide the highest value and customer service to your loved ones.