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Where Can A Medical Alert System Be Used?

A medical alert system is designed to be used in and around an individuals’ home.  With a range up to as much as 1000 feet, these devices cover a large area. However, these devices can also be worn and used by those living in a nursing home, retirement or senior community.

The device can easily be taken to a new location for those who may be visiting family for a few weeks or for those snowbirds who travel south when the cold weather hits!  Whether for an extended period of time or a shorter getaway, the medical alert system is a lifeline to assistance when needed.  Simply call the care agents at LifeFone. They will reprogram the system so that the correct emergency medical personnel would be dispatched if necessary. Upon returning home, place another call and emergency numbers are reset.

Whether you’re in a private residence or other living environment, a medical alert system can be a literal lifesaver.

Do I need a landline?

If you do not have a landline telephone, LifeFone has partnered with AT&T to provide the first 3G cellular medical alarm in the industry.  The 3G cellular system uses state-of-the-art equipment, designed for quick and easy installation in any location where AT&T 3G network is available.  Subscribers do not use their cell phone service, they use cellular service provided by LifeFone.

The 3G unit is equipped with an excellent microphone and speaker to provide optimal sound quality and clear two-way voice communication. With enhanced range and extended battery life, medical alert service is now available to provide peace of mind without a landline.

I have a cell phone, why do I need a medical alert system?

Cell phones are ideal for keeping in touch with friends and family on a regular basis. In a crisis situation though, you or your loved one simply may not have the presence of mind to be able to remember family phone numbers. If you don’t have pockets you also may not have the cell phone close at hand if a medical emergency or fall occurs. A medical alert pendant is lightweight, can be worn 24 hours a day (even in the shower or tub) and that means that no matter when or where a medical emergency happens in or around you home, help will never be more than a push of a button away.

Also consider how easily you can be found. With a home medical alert device, emergency personnel will check your home as well as the property around your home.  While cell phones do have GPS locators, they only pinpoint a general location. If you’re in a multi-story building, for example, emergency responders will have no way of knowing which floor or wing of the building you’re in. This is especially crucial in the event you can’t speak once you’ve dialed 9-1-1. Statistics also show that many individuals, if they’re injured, are more likely to call a family member or friend rather than 9-1-1 and that can delay access to care. With a medical alert system, the care agents can immediately direct emergency medical personnel to your exact location assuring you receive assistance immediately.

Another item to consider is that if there is a weather event such as a hurricane or snow storm or something that knocks out electricity a cell phone will eventually lose its signal. A medical alert system operates on a battery back-up and this means you will have access to assistance no matter what the weather for up to as much as 60 hours.

A medical alert system is simply the safest and most secure way to insure you have access to medical assistance when needed. These systems are also very beneficial to those who work or live alone or babysitters.

About Lifefone

LifeFone has been protecting seniors with medical alert systems since 1976.  Recognized by the National Stroke Association, Web MD, and the National Institute of Senior Citizens, LifeFone provides peace of mind and helps seniors’ age in place.  For more information on how LifeFone can help and to learn more about medical alert service, visit  or call 1-888-687-0451.

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